Months ago, former WWE and IMPACT World Champion Rob Van Dam was announced as returning to IMPACT Wrestling, as part of the main event for this WrestleMania weekend’s IMPACT Supershow United We Stand. Van Dam was announced as pairing with former ECW partner Sabu against The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) in a tag team hardcore match.
In an interview with Sporting News, Rob Van Dam revealed that his at one point “one shot” return will now be a bit lengthier than that and he’s now making a return to IMPACT Wrestling going forward from this week.
“It looks like you are going to be seeing my face around for the foreseeable future. We have an agreement to where I will be sticking after the show on Thursday. It does have a beginning and an end, but they can extend, so this is something to start us off. I had agreed to one match, and then we talked about and discussed doing their upcoming tapings after the show on Thursday and a couple of television tapings over the next few months. We looked at the schedule moving forward, and they asked if I was available. I told them I was.
We will see how it goes. It’s a pretty friendly schedule, which has always been important to me. I want to be home more and on the road less. That’s still something I’ve done since I left WWE in 2007. Impact with their schedule and the position they want me to fill for my career seems like a perfect situation. Hopefully it will be mutually beneficial, and we will see “The Whole F’N Show” back on television. Let’s see how all these new guys matchup to me. I’m not there to compete with the guys who have stolen all my moves (laughs). I’m pretty much there to be myself.”
Rob Van Dam last appeared with IMPACT back in 2013, when he lost his X-Division Championship to Kenny King in February of 2013 on IMPACT TV.