A phalanx of veterans made the trip to Tampa for last night's Raw Reunion extravaganza - and one of Impact Wrestling's current, actual superstars was secreted amongst them.
Rob Van Dam, who just two weeks ago fell to Moose at his parent company's Slammiversary special, was on hand to surprise Sami Zayn as he tried to escape during his match opposite Rey Mysterio. He was, for no apparent reason, joined on the ramp by Sgt. Slaughter, Hurricane Helms and Kurt Angle (we've racked our heads trying to deduce some unifying theme between these men besides 'they're all wrestlers').
With nowhere to run, Zayn was forced to return to the ring, where he was caught by Rey's 619. RVD, the only legend on the show with his working boots on - and emerging in full ring gear - followed his buddy in delivering his patented frog splash to the defeated Canadian.
Given his Impact status, it's a wonder WWE didn't humiliate RVD; that they showcased him highlights the extent to which the Torontonian company has faded from relevance (despite being actually decent at the moment). Heck, given what good nick he was in, we wouldn't be surprised to see him back on SmackDown before long.
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.