WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam (RVD), who recently competed for All Elite Wrestling when he challenged FTW Champion Jack Perry for his FTW Title on an episode of AEW Dynamite, spoke with Denise Salcedo on a number of topics such as how All Elite Wrestling had this match planned months in advance, which is pretty remarkable how far ahead these guys think.
“They’ve had this planned for quite a while actually, it was towards the beginning of the year when I started getting phone calls seeing if I was interested and even available, which it’s pretty remarkable that so many months later, the first dates that were mentioned were the exact same dates that it fell upon so that tells me a lot about how far ahead these guys think. Just like with anything, it’s not real until it happens and that’s how I took it.”
RVD also spoke about how Jack Perry really wanted the match to happen and that only made it that much better.
“What was really cool about Jack Perry is that he really wanted this match. He was a real fan, maybe of the whole hardcore, extreme style or whatever so it was a really organic fit. If it was just like thrown together, which a lot of matches are, every match is a compromise of what two completely different people bring together, you make the stew, you both got your own ingredients. Sometimes it’s good, when you’re RVD, it’s always good. With Jack being extra excited about this particular match, that just made it that much better.”
You can check out Rob Van Dam’s comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.