Professional wrestling legend and the WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam recently talked on him being compared to Matt Riddle.
Former ECW World Champion Rob Van Dam was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2021 along with some of the biggest names in professional wrestling history; former WWE World Heavyweight champion the Great Khali, former two times, WWE Women’s champion Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff and former three times WWE World Champion Kane.
Rob Van Dam Speaks On Being Compared With Riddle
Rob Van Dam was very famous for his high flying style of wrestling throughout his career. Even in WWE he became so famous after arriving to the promotion that have a decided to push him high.
One of the recent wrestlers in WWE right now Matt Riddle aka Riddle is one of the most high flying stars in WWE right now. A lot of fans often compare Riddle with the WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam. Held the WWE United States champion in a very short run, we are hoping he has a nice future waiting for him.
Recently, Rob Van Dam was a recent guest on the Dropkick Podcast where he talked on him being compared to Matt Riddle;
“I get a lot of people on social media saying that he’s [Riddle] a new version or that they’re trying to make him like me. You know, when I was there [WWE], they didn’t understand me.
“Paul [Heyman] is the only guy I think that ever really understood me and had my best interest at heart out of everybody, Vince [McMahon], bookers, whatever. When I first got there, they thought that my laid-back attitude didn’t go — that it took away from my wrestling.
“I don’t know if you felt that way but just like you said about Matt Riddle, they felt like that about me and so they were trying to change me and I was resisting it because I was stubborn, and I was resisting it because I didn’t wanna change and I thought that I had everything, whatever but I remember one time — and first thing, they wanted me to get rid of my airbrush outfits.
“So they wanted WWE to make me outfits that would be made of the material, I guess like Kurt Angle’s or whatever, and they made it and you can see a few pictures of it because it’s black, it has a red dragon.
“It’s so basic but it was black and it had a few patches on it. Maybe a yin yang here, ‘RVD’ here, dragon here and I wore that for a short time and then I just went back to my airbrush outfits and started wearing that on the non-televised [shows] because the airbrush outfits wear out.”
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