The WWE Hall of Fame is set to receive a one-of-a-kind inductee with the addition of Rob Van Dam.
RVD is the last inductee to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021. It will take its place in sports and entertainment history during the 2021 induction ceremony, which will air on Tuesday April 6th at Peacock in the US and the WWE network everywhere. The news was first reported FOXSports.com
Van Dam, one of the most innovative wrestlers ever to step into the square circle, first showed himself in an extreme wrestling championship in the mid-1990s. His composure, calmness and ease were the complete opposite of the competitor he had become when the bell rang. Using a combination of crushing martial arts kicking and breathtaking aerial attacks, RVD quickly became one of the most popular ECW stars and one of the most titled champions. After a short stint in the WWE, Van Dam won the ECW Television World Championship for 699 days. RVD was also a two-time ECW Tag Team champion alongside renowned risk-taker Sabu.
When ECW closed in 2001, Van Dam joined his fellow ECW alumni in the invasion of the WWE and quickly fell in love with the WWE Universe and brought battle to superstars such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Kurt Angle. RVD won the Intercontinental Championship against William Regal in their first wrestling mania and then went on to merge the championship with European and hardcore titles. In addition to his singles prowess, Van Dam has also been a successful team wrestler, winning titles in favorite pairs with Kane, Booker Tee and Rey Mysterio.
But Van Dam’s biggest success as a WWE superstar came in 2006. In the same year, he won the match for Money in the Banking Ladder at WrestleMania 22, earning himself the opportunity to become world champion any time next year. Van Dam decided to cash in on his contract on his own terms by challenging WWE champion John Cena for the title at his home field, at the ECW One Night Stand. In front of a rowdy New York crowd, Van Dam emerged from a frantic brawl as the new WWE Champion. When ECW returned that summer, Van Dam also earned another title that eluded him as he was named the revived brand’s first ECW champion.
After a six-year hiatus, RVD returned to WWE in 2013 to face a new generation of superstars including Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Sheamus, and Roman Reign. Now, in 2021, he is returning to take his rightful place among the greatest stars of the entertainment industry.
Don’t miss to see Rob Van Dam join the WWE Hall of Fame for the 2021 Opening Ceremony, which will air on Tuesday April 6th at Peacock in the US and WWE all over the world. The ceremony will feature the 2020 Class featuring The nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin “Thunder ‘Liger”, as well as the 2021 Class featuring RVD, Kane, The Great Khali, Molly Holly and Eric. Bischoff.