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Rob Van Dam and Paul Heyman tried to convince Vince McMahon to hire Jerry Lynn in WWE

9 months ago By Sports Desk

Rob Van Dam recently shared some insights into his efforts to persuade Vince McMahon to hire Jerry Lynn for WWE back in the summer of 2001.

Jerry Lynn’s journey in WWE

During this time, Lynn had a brief tenure as the WWE Light Heavyweight Champion, winning the title by defeating Crash Holly in his debut. While the Light Heavyweight Championship was mostly featured on WWE’s undercard shows, Lynn did get an opportunity to display his skills in a memorable televised match against his old ECW rival, Rob Van Dam, for the Hardcore Championship.

RVD Details about Jerry Lynn’s Departure from the company

Speaking on “One of a Kind,” RVD revealed that both he and Paul Heyman made earnest attempts to convince Vince McMahon to give Lynn a chance on WWE’s main programs. However, Van Dam couldn’t recall the specifics of the conversation with Vince but emphasized the chemistry they had in their match.

He mentioned that much of the communication was through Paul Heyman, who updated him on the situation. According to Heyman, Vince didn’t see anything extraordinary in Jerry Lynn and wasn’t interested in giving him a more significant opportunity.

Jerry Lynn’s exit from WWE & his stints in different companies

Despite the match with RVD being highly regarded but only lasting less than seven minutes, it didn’t secure Jerry Lynn a full-time position with WWE. Unfortunately, Lynn’s journey with the company came to an end in February 2002 due to a knee injury, and he never had the chance to make a notable impact on WWE’s flagship TV shows. Following his WWE departure, Jerry Lynn continued to wrestle for other promotions such as TNA and ROH.

Concluding Thoughts

In summary, Rob Van Dam and Paul Heyman made a sincere effort to advocate for Jerry Lynn’s WWE career, but despite their best efforts, Lynn’s stint with the company didn’t flourish as they had hoped as
Vince was not a big fan of him & in WWE if you can’t impress the boss you can’t be the star at all.

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