Rob Van Dam is one of WWE’s newest Hall of Famers. However, at one point, he thought that his lack of a relationship with Vince McMahon prevented him from being successful in WWE. Now, he has opened up about his current relationship with McMahon.
Speaking with Andre Corbeil of WrestlingWithWrestling, Rob Van Dam said that his relationship with McMahon is based on respect whereas he wasn’t mature enough during his time with the company. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“I’m in with Vince. As long as Vince loves me, there’s nothing that I want from them so it’s not a problem. I keep up with Vince enough. I have a relationship with Vince in my own mind because I respect him and I’m so glad to know him and he’s alive and he’s a treasure. When I was there, I wasn’t mature enough to handle a relationship like that. It was like trying to talk to somebody that spoke a different language. He’s intimidating and also, what am I going to talk about? I’m trying to go to my car and smoke a joint and he wants to know what I think about working a program with so and so,”
Rob Van Dam wrestled for WWE for a number of stints, winning the WWE Championship in 2006.