Rob Van Dam Says WWE's Backstage Has a Better Vibe Than When He Left
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.04.2013
Plus why he did leave...
- Rob Van Dam recently spoke with SLAM! Wrestling about why he left WWE in 2007, his return and more. Check out some highlights:
On the locker room now: "The locker room is a different vibe, it's a more positive vibe, guys are not afraid for their position like they used to be. At the end (of his first run with WWE) it was really miserable. Plus, I have more leverage now. I have more seniority with guys like Rock, Hogan, Flair, DX gone. It's different how I'm being treated. I'm in a different point in my life. The traveling is not as hard as it was. I'm enjoying it now. We just had an 18-day tour and I was kind of apprehending that tour, but it wasn't like that at all, it was a pleasure and I enjoyed it a lot."
On why he left in 2007: "I left WWE because I needed more balance in my life, I needed to have my energies balanced and now was the time to come back. The schedule is not lighter. I'd say that it's even more traveling than when I was here, but it's not as challenging for me."