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“I think maybe it upset me more than anybody else” – Rob Van Dam opens up on his WWE Hall of Fame speech going longer than he was asked

Ajay Morab

Rob Van Dam Hall of Fame

Rob Van Dam opened up on his WWE Hall of Fame speech going way longer than the original duration he was asked to adhere to.

Recently WWE superstar Rob Van Dam appeared on ‘Busted Open.’ Here, the wrestler opened up about the invitation he received. Rob Van Dam said that he was invited to join the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame. RVD also said that Vince McMahon thought he was already part of the Hall of Fame.

‘RVD is not in the Hall of Fame’

“It was cool” RVD said, “You know, whenever that 203 area code shows up on my cell phone. I’m like, ‘Okay, let me see. Let me try and identify my feelings about it.’ It was Johnny Ace. He said, ‘Hey, Vince wanted me to call you in and see if you’re interested in being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.’

I was like, ‘Yeah, it would be an honour. Absolutely.’

“I learned that, I think it was Michael Hayes. That told me that they were sitting around the table like they do when it came up. I guess Vince said something to the effect of ‘Too bad RVD is already in the Hall of Fame. Or he’d be a good candidate for this year.’

And someone said I think it was Michael Hayes. He said, ‘Vince, RVD is not in the Hall of Fame.’

He thought I was and was like, ‘What?’ So, pretty cool how that went down. And, I’m glad, obviously, to be part of it.” 

Talking about his Hall of Fame speech Rob Van Dam said:

“I didn’t realize until later that they had said go three to five minutes. Molly Holly was really upset. Because she had a really long speech prepared. You know, with help, and she was like, really hurt.

For me, I was like, well. I don’t know what I’m going to say anyway. So it sucks. You know, three to five minutes. My whole life. I’ve stayed and listened to all these great long speeches about all these legends. Now I’m going to be in front of an empty arena. And, in three minutes, I’m going to say thanks.

But I figured I was going to go a little bit longer. You know, maybe five or six minutes and give them the stuff to edit. I went 26 minutes and didn’t even realize it, I think because there was nobody there. It was weird.” 

‘Nobody seemed upset,’

“I would say something and they would turn up the applause. And, turn it down so I’d have an idea. Then I’d say something else. I had no idea I went that long. But, nobody seemed upset. I think maybe it upset me more than anybody else. As far as I could tell just because I felt like I stepped over the bounds so much,” concluded the WWE Hall of Famer. [h/t to]

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