Rob Van Dam hasn't wrestled in a WWE ring since the August 29, 2014 episode of Smackdown, where he lost to Seth Rollins. This was during RVD's second brief return to the company, where he'd come back for a couple of months before taking off to pursue other interests.
Since it's almost been two years since that match took place, RVD recently turned 45 years-old and WWE are pushing a 'New Era' where they are phasing out old stars and trying to elevate fresh ones, is it fair to say that we may never see The Whole F*ckin' Show perform in a WWE ring again?
That may be a little premature, but it seems as though another one of his full-time, short-term returns is off the cards, at least for the time being. This is a little sad for me, as Van Dam was one of my early favourites. I have fond memories of watching RVD unleash some balletic violence in WWE rings in the early-to-mid-2000s and, truth be told, I enjoyed a great deal of his 2013 and 2014 runs as well.
Van Dam may have a personal preference for the gritty, anything goes work he produced in ECW, but I would argue that some of his best stuff went down in a WWE ring. With an RVD return looking less and less likely, I figured I'd satisfying my cravings by looking at ten of his best matches in Vince McMahon's promotion.