Vince McMahon Thought Rob Van Dam Was Already A WWE Hall Of Famer Prior To His Induction
Rob Van Dam was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021
When Rob Van Dam was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021, many wrestlers thought this accolade was long overdue.
The former WWE and ECW World Champion may have suggested a reason why he wasn’t inducted until 2021, as RVD revealed during an appearance on Busted Open Radio that Vince McMahon thought ‘Mr. Monday Night’ had already been inducted:
“It was cool. 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 in the Hall of Fame this year.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, it would be an honour. Absolutely,'” Van Dam said.
“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, 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.”