Sami Callihan • (Edit) by Kushinator, ECW World Television Championship (1 time), ECW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with, Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2001, 2002), SAPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chaz Rocco, ECW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (6 times), WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rey Mysterio, World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Kane (1) and. On the July 1 edition of SmackDown!, Van Dam and Duprée lost to Booker in a number one contender's triple threat match.
After facing each other in the final round of the King of the Ring tournament, Van Dam and Brock Lesnar began feuding with each other. Van Dam went on to win the match, thus earning himself a guaranteed shot at either the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship at any time within the subsequent year. In September 2003, Van Dam started feuding with both Christian and Chris Jericho over Christian's Intercontinental Title. To the naked eye, it looks like Rob Van Dam's neck is spring-loaded with a recoil that would make Ricochet jealous. The injury also forced Van Dam to vacate the ECW Television Championship. His opponents were taken to the extreme in ECW and fell victim to moves that were simply, one of a kind.
Van Dam retained the title, and the match was deemed so good that Paul Heyman aired it on ECW's debut on TNN in place of a shoot promo about TNN that he was planning, but was not allowed to air. At Fright Fight, Van Dam lost to Dreamer in a flag match. Josh Alexander • Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki were on the receiving end of a double leg drop from Van Dam and Sabu through a table. On the October 4 episode of Impact Wrestling, Van Dam unsuccessfully challenged Samoa Joe for the TNA Television Championship. On the following edition of Impact! Before the bosses' son was going Coast to Coast, Rob Van Dam was putting his Harvard educated feet to good use. If the player chooses Desmond Wolfe as their character for the Heavyweight Career, Rob Van Dam is the person Desmond has a feud with, when in other cases, it would be Wolfe himself whom the player feuds with. Szatkowski pled guilty to possessing marijuana and was fined $140, while Brunk was fined $1,000.
RVD is an all-around choice, and makes a formidable friend OR foe. The match ended in a double disqualification when Intercontinental Champion Christian interfered and hit both men with the title belt. Rob Van Dam was chosen as ECW's #1 superstar by WWE.com and fans who watched the original ECW would not disagree with that. RVD successfully defended the ECW Television Championship against Rhino on January 7. Anton pushed him from the top rope, which helped Lynn win the match. When the WWF was divided into two "brands", Raw and SmackDown! Van Dam’s laidback demeanor directly contradicted his agility in the squared circle, which made him an instant favorite among the Philadelphia faithful. Van Dam, however, had to face McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Umaga in a 3 on 1 handicap match, which Van Dam was unable to win. Next: 10 Cringiest Moments In WWE Tough Enough History. Tensions boiled over in 1998 at ECW Heat Wave as Rob Van Dam and Sabu defended their ECW World Tag Team Championships against the FMW team of Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki.
When RVD delivered this move for the first time on Scotty Anton the crowd went wild and legendary commentator Joey Styles was speechless. The day after Van Dam's WWE contract expired, he was in the United Kingdom on a promotional tour and to record scenes for the wrestling documentary, Bloodstained Memoirs. On May 29, Van Dam was selected by Paul Heyman to be drafted from Raw to WWE's new ECW brand. He also appeared on V.I.P. He made his SmackDown! Between ECW, WWF/E, and TNA, Van Dam headlined many pay-per-view events throughout three decades between the 1990s and 2010s. Rob Van Dam was the longest-reigning ECW Television Champion in history. Unfortunately, RVD broke his ankle at a house show match in Florida. His unorthodox offensive maneuvers made him a fan favorite beginning in the late '90s in Extreme Championship Wrestling. The Rascalz. Van Dam received his title shot on August 18, during the SummerSlam pre-show, where he defeated Ambrose via disqualification after Roman Reigns speared Van Dam, not winning the title as a result. At The Great American Bash, John Cena defended the title against RVD, Booker T, and René Duprée in a fatal four-way match and retained his championship.
He also took part in interviews for the BBC. Van Dam was subsequently suspended without pay for 30 days, and an on-air segment on ECW was scripted to relay this suspension to the fans. Van Dam wrestled for the first time on the independent circuit since his departure from WWE by competing for Associação Portuguesa de Wrestling (APW) in February 2008. Van Dam, however, defeated Christian in a ladder match on the September 29 edition of Raw to win the Intercontinental Championship for a fourth time. He is currently working in TNA and is notable for being the inaugural TNA World Champion. On July 2, 2006, RVD and Sabu were arrested in Ohio and this caused Van Dam to lose both titles on consecutive shows. At Survivor Series on November 18, Van Dam and four other Alliance members faced five WWF wrestlers in a Winner Take All match. Willie Mack • Raj Singh •
The thin ring mats over the concrete floor below were not enough to protect Lynn as he seemed to be legit knocked loopy during a period of the match. The two teams faced off at WrestleMania 23 in a match which the ECW Originals won.
He received instruction in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Kendo, and Kickboxing. Van Dam and Sabu reconciled and instead took out Storm and Candido making it a no contest. Austin came out and immediately ordered Jericho to face Van Dam in a rematch inside the Steel Cage for the title. On the following night he defended his newly won title against Lance Cade. The ECW Originals began a feud with the New Breed (Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn, Marcus Cor Von, and Matt Striker). In 1995, he was in Superfights as "The Mercenary", and in 1997 he appeared in Bloodmoon as "Dutch Scholtz". Then just seconds after his debut victory Sting attacked him with his signature baseball bat. At the event on August 8 Van Dam defeated former tag team partner and rival Sabu in a non-title Hardcore Rules match, after his originally planned match with Jerry Lynn was scrapped due to Lynn suffering a back injury. Adam Thornstowe • Due to Ric Flair's interference, Van Dam lost the match. Both Szatkowski and Brunk were released after posting bail, and were scheduled to appear in Ironton Municipal Court on July 6, 2006. During his wrestling career, Sonya often traveled on the road with Rob and appeared at ringside during events in which Rob took part. The two faced Lance Storm and William Regal at No Way Out for the World Tag Team Championship but failed to win the title when Kane mistakenly chokeslammed RVD. Cody Deaner • Each match became more extreme than the last.