- Rob Van Dam spoke with SunSport this week. Regarding working for TNA over WWE, he said: “Man, I love TNA! It’s a wonderful place to work. Something WWE never let me do were acting jobs, they turned them down for me. But now I’ m in a situation where I can do these things. WWE just didn’t see the potential of these opportunities and they really ruined my chances back then. I was in some very good places and they just blew it for me, by refusing point blank to negotiate anything. Whereas Dixie Carter lets us explore our possibilities and gives us that chance. Her philosophy is that our extended profile helps TNA enhance its own, and of course it does.”
RVD said a WWE return in the future for him is highly unlikely and cited his respect for Dixie Carter: “Dixie is a real people person, she is what fuels TNA, we all feed of her enthusiasm for the company. She wants first hand connection with our fans. It’s so different to how Vince McMahon runs his company. At this stage of my career they take so much better care of me, than the WWE ever did at any point. I’d go as far as to say I mean more to TNA than I ever did in WWE.
Fair play to anyone who does go back but, you know, I was so burned out and had so much trouble in my last year there that I just wanted away from that scenario. I couldn’t enjoy going out to the ring and doing my thing, it was killing me. My contract ended and I wanted out, they offered me a new one and I said no. I’m so happy being able to have the freedom at last to juggle my other projects and still go out each night and be the whole FN show.”
– Matches for tonight’s TNA iMPACT include Scott Steiner vs. Jesse Neal, Max Buck vs. Jeremy Buck, Winter vs. Velvet Sky and Matt Hardy, Abyss and Brother Ray vs. Rob Van Dam, Sting and Mr. Anderson in a steel cage main event.
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