Rob Van Dam spoke with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful about making his return to the ring on a more consistent basis with his former company, IMPACT Wrestling. In the interview RVD explained what were the motivating factors in Scott D’Amore convincing him to sign again with the company and what will be motivating him once he steps through the ropes again. Quotes from “Mr. Monday (Now Friday) Night” are below:
RVD on what motivated him to return to IMPACT Wrestling:
When I first talked to Scott, we were just talking about (United We Stand). Over the last three years, I’ve had about 10-12 matches a year. I haven’t really been interested in doing more than that. But good business is good business. I’m always interested in business when it’s good. Scott said he wanted to run by some future dates with me and as you could imagine, the biggest factors were on the business end. That’s what most of us look for is compensation and the schedule. It looks like a schedule that’s not too heavy. It’s not going to change a whole lot of my life.
On getting motivated and what his schedule will look like:
I’ll be stepping it up and wrestling more. That’s a good thing because I’ll be staying ready more. Before, I could go into off-season mode. I was still training, but I’d crank up the intensity for a show. Now at least a couple of times a month, I’ll have to stay at my best. It’s good to have a reason. I’d like to say I’m there because I miss wrestling or because I see guys like Willie Mack and think I could have a great match, but I’m there for the business. I’m there because the deal I have. I’m motivated to go to work, and when I’m at work I’m all professional. You don’t see an unmotivated RVD. I only do it when it’s worth it. When it’s worth it, I like to deliver.