WWE Hall of Famer and ECW icon Rob Van Dam made his AEW debut on the August 2 episode of AEW Dynamite, when he confronted FTW Champion Jack Perry.
A match was made the following week, pitting RVD against Jack Perry for the championship, with Perry retaining the title against the former WWE Champion.
Following the match, it was revealed that RVD’s appearance for AEW was a one off, but he could return in the future.
Speaking to Denise Salcedo, RVD discussed the conversations ahead of the match, noting that it’s something that has been planned for a while.
“They had this planned for quite a while actually. It was like towards the beginning of the year that I started getting phone calls seeing if I was interested and even available. It’s pretty remarkable that so many months later, the first dates that were mentioned were the exact same dates that it fell upon, that tells me a lot about how far ahead these guys think. Just like with anything, it’s not real until it happens and that’s how I took it.”
Continuing on, RVD noted that he and Tony Khan did hold conversations about a potential second appearance for RVD in AEW.
“Did Tony and I talk about possibly doing something again? Yes we did. [Were there] any specific results to report from that, or any other related conversations? We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Jack Perry is set to retire the FTW Championship on next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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