Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Rob Van Dam Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
When I was In high school, I became interested in Greek mythology. I had to know all about the exact dates of all the history.
If my spirit is down, then so are the physical and mental levels. That’s always been the case. When I’m motivated, my body feels great and I’m ready and excited to go. When I get burned out, I feel it in all three categories – mind, body and spirit. I’m aware and in touch with all three categories.
Samoa Joe is a good friend of mine, and I’m very impressed with his in-ring abilities.
If you’re not in the WWE and bouncing around in the Indy shows, you’re not with the best.
I’m proud of my independence. And certainly from a business perspective, that’s always been a main agenda for me – to make my own position, don’t try and be like somebody else, because there already is that somebody else.
In Total Nonstop Action, individual wrestlers have a lot more freedom to artistically express themselves versus WWE.
I always hated when I had to do the promos, especially because I got to push their agenda and try to tell you that this championship match is more important than anything in the world to me. Come on. No, it’s not.
A lot of celebrities are afraid of being out of sight, out of mind. I’m the complete opposite.
Since Sabu was the first guy that I was in the ring with professionally, we have the longest history in my career, and also, we were like minded.
I don’t remember a Rob Van Dam versus Mick Foley hardcore match. There should have been one.
The energy from the fans in Boston is always something we can count on for support.
I’m so confusing to wrestling promoters, and I’m used to that, but because I stayed in ECW and learned how to express myself the way, ah, that I could connect with my fans, it made my strong Rob Van Dam character uncompromising… and I owe that to ECW.
ECW was the most fun for me artistically. And then, WWE, it was also very fun, but that was part of it. It was also a very stressful, monotonous schedule. There was a lot of politics, adjusting to that, and I am not a politician, and I don’t play those games. So that was very frustrating for me as well.
I was a very intelligent kid. I used my intelligence to support my passions. When it came to comic books, I became enthralled in the whole universe. I had to know all the facts and timelines. The whole fictional universe was real to me.
The more exciting, flying wrestlers are not going to be your 300-pound wrestlers.
It’s very important to me I get my autobiography out before I die and someone else writes it and screws up my life.
I’ve always taken care of myself, and I’m a non-conformist, so I don’t accept the negativity that comes with birthdays.
I’m a huge fan of mafia history – mostly the Italian mafia but also their associates, as well as Whitey Bulger and the Winter Hill Gang.
I was told my style was supposed to give me a short career.
The 18-year-old me wouldn’t understand the 43-year-old me because then I wanted to travel and see the world. But I love being home.
I stand behind what I say and what I do.
I’m not afraid of fear tactics. They don’t work on me.
I’ve been so willing to stay strong and stick to my guns for so long when it comes to my beliefs.
To try to be a professional athlete and work out when you’re not sleeping right, you’re traveling day to day, not to mention the bumps and bruises in the ring, and you’re trying to eat right – it’s a very, very challenging job.
I prefer ECW’s style as far as the actual matches I’m capable of having.
In ECW, the fans would warm me up. I’d walk around the ring and slap hands with everyone and get ready for the match. I’d feed off that energy, I would use that to create positive energy. In WWE, it’s different. It’s a timed show; everything is timed. We know – when we get to the ring, we know when there’s a commercial.
The battle royals are usually among my least favorite matches.
When it comes to X-Men, Ice Man is my favorite.
I’ve been wrestling for many years; I’ve accomplished a lot – but I take pride in being genuine, honest, and down-to-earth. Those are the qualities I really respect about myself, so I’m really pleased when I see that the energy that I want to exude is well received.
I am really thankful for my career.
Obviously, I have a lot of respect for Curt Hennig, and I say ‘obviously’ because I just assumed that anybody would know that ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig was a legend, and someone of that stature is someone that everybody looks up to.
I attribute my longevity to my extensive stretch routine that I do before every single match or any physical activity. I put myself thought a regimen that really puts my body to the test so I’m not cold, tight, or ready to be injured when I start slamming my body around.
I’ve always been tough my whole life. I’m able to take a lot of punishment, and that might be an even greater asset than my offense. I’m the guy that can take your best shot, and I’m not going to go down.
I have an incredibly dry sense of humor.
Philadelphia’s awesome. It’s one of my top home-away-from-homes. When I walk around on the streets there, people recognize me. They think I’m from Philadelphia, because I was there so much and because I’m so associated with Philadelphia through ECW.
Even when I’m not wrestling, I still appreciate all my fans. I take all the compliments to heart.
I’ve been Intercontinental Champion lots of times, Television Champion. One of my favorites has been the Hardcore Championship because it reflected my favorite style, and I feel that the X Division belt does that, too.
ECW fans were original. They were part of the show. They were a big part of the show, and other fans in other towns in other countries would imitate the fans that were on ECW television.
If somebody is willing to take some advice, then I have some, and that’s just life in general. A lot of people don’t want to hear anything.
You can’t patent a move. It’s challenging enough to come up with a move that nobody else does… I try and do things that I would want to see done that I haven’t seen other people do. Most wrestlers obviously don’t think that way, and instead they steal somebody’s move as soon as they’ve gone on to the next company.
I’m a big fan of non-fiction, and I am a believer that fact is much more exciting than fiction.
I’ve always been trying to do as little as possible, and I’m getting better at it all the time.
I’ve never tried to be like anybody else. I’m a non-conformist in every way, and when it comes to wrestling, that’s certainly true, too.
Acting is fun. I especially like the action sequences. That’s what I do best.
In any business that you pursue, if you belong at the top, and you’re perceived as having that caliber, and you do qualify, then it’s something that you want to hold on to.
I really want to pop the crowd. I want to show off. That is the one thing that I’ve always loved about my career is I just want to show off. I always hated the storylines.
Anyone in the entertainment business, respectively, is a show-off.
I’m a strong believer in modern medicine. I think it has its use in society. I think it adds longevity to our life expectancy.
I came into ECW in Philadelphia in 1996 and left in 2001 – a much bigger, worldwide star than I arrived – and I thank ECW for that.
I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of concussions, but I don’t think that I have any permanent damage. A lot of my peers do.
I’ve impacted peoples’ lives in such a way that they’ll never forget.
I’m like the opposite of an ‘office guy.’ I don’t want to be at the arena until right before my match.
Somebody like CM Punk, who stands up and says he’s completely sober – he doesn’t even take a drink of champagne in a toast because that’s just not him – he’s a man that’s completely full of integrity; you’ve got to respect that.
I am a professional when I get in the ring.
In front of millions of people that paid to see you at your best, who expect you to be in action-figure shape and condition on that particular night for that moment, you’ve got to deliver.