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Rob Van Dam Ponders Over Professional Wrestling Retirement

10 months ago By Sports Desk
Rob Van Dam Ponders Over Professional Wrestling Retirement

In a candid chat on the “1 Of A Kind” podcast, the legendary professional wrestler Rob Van Dam expressed his contemplation about retirement from the WWE. Recollecting when he assumed his retirement was imminent, he remarked:

“I used to think I was gonna retire a few years ago. I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into it, I just kind of figured I was semi-retired.”

Rob Van Dam seems to be treading the path of iconic Dory Funk Jr., who never formally retired from professional wrestling. He adds:

“But now I don’t think I ever will. I mean, why bother? I’ll just probably do like Dory Funk Jr. and just ever not retire.”

Authenticity above All: Van Dam’s Views on Comeback Culture

Van Dam, renowned for his authenticity and honesty, spoke about how he dislikes the idea of coming back to the ring after retirement, a trend prevalent among many professional wrestlers. 

“As much as I pride myself on being genuine and honest, and I like to set an example by the way I live,” Van Dam said. “I wouldn’t wanna retire and then come back two years later and wrestle again like everybody does.”

Yet, he admits he isn’t sure how he’d feel post-retirement, given his enduring involvement in the wrestling business. The multi-talented wrestler doesn’t perceive retirement as easy and questions whether he would miss it. 

RVD’s most recent match occurred on April 29 against Channing Decker at International Wrestling Cartel’s Superstar Showdown IV event, as recorded by Cagematch.

A Legacy in the Making

As one of professional wrestling’s most dynamic performers, Rob Van Dam’s contemplations about retirement have stirred up the wrestling community. His remarks offer insight into many athletes’ grueling decision-making process when considering their twilight years. Whether he retires or continues, RVD’s legacy in professional wrestling is secured, influencing future generations.

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