He headlined many pay-per-view events throughout three decades between the s and s, including the edition of November to Remember ECW's flagship event and the edition of TripleMania AAA 's flagship event. He was voted " Most Popular Wrestler " by readers of the magazine in and again in Van Dam gained mainstream popularity in Extreme Championship Wrestling ECW , where he became one of the most famous wrestlers of the promotion. While Van Dam worked as a heel, he became very popular with fans, winning Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Most Popular Wrestler award in , being the only heel wrestler to win the award. He would remain under contract with TNA until
Van Dam Meets Van Damme
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RVD and Van Damme look eerily similar to each other. A fan of the Impact Wrestling star, Sara Scott, tweeted saying that she used to tell people Rob Van Dam and Jean-Claude Van Damme were brothers and wondered how cool it would be if the two starred in a movie together. I think that would be awesome! After a few years in the independent circuit, he signed up with TNA in , before returning to WWE for a brief period in
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Wrestling fans have often wondered… have the two ever met? And based on how it went, the answer is No, Jean Claude has no idea a famous wrestler uses his name. It happened around , when both men were booked for autograph signings at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. He was booked to do a signing from pm, while Jean Claude was booked for pm.
Lifelong wrestling, video game, music and sports obsessive who has been writing about his passions since childhood. Also a pro wrestling commentator and former manager with a love of sparkly jackets. That said, that's not all these men share in common. For years, RVD has favoured a martial arts style with his in-ring work, something which is obviously synonymous with Van Damme.