Episode 151: Rob Van Dam on His Career, Concussions and CBD

Episode 151

This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey by Rob Van Dam. He’s been a part of the wrestling industry since 1989. He’s perhaps best known for his time in WWE where he beat John Cena for the WWE Title in 2005. Rob is also one of the founding members of the original ECW and is now a part of Impact Wrestling. We’ll discuss Rob’s career and what he’s up to these days outside of the ring.

Episode notes

This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Rob Van Dam. Through his 30 year career, he’s been seen in dozens of wrestling promotions and been a champion for just about all of them. He’s perhaps best known for his time in WWE where he was a multiple time Intercontinental and tag champion before he beat John Cena for the WWE Title in 2005.

RVD is also known for being one of the original founding performers of Extreme Championship Wrestling. While he doesn’t think ECW content will ever be welcome in mainstream TV again, he does think there’s still one particular fledgling company that is embracing the philosophies that made it successful.

Rob will discuss his career highlights, why he wants to keep wrestling in spite of having such a long career and why he’s dedicated to finding CBD treatments for concussions.

RVD’s documentary Headstrong is available now.

All of that, plus New Japan’s G1 Climax, Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary and whether or not WWE’s main roster is getting left behind in a Summer full of awesome wrestling events.

Hosted by Hal Lublin Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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  • Rob Van Dam

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Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle, and Lindsey Kelk make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it’s the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.

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