Rob Van Dam on Pro Wrestling Biz, Fitness, & Alternative Medicine

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

tumblr_miv8r3e1jv1rg89a6o1_500-1422261231The high-flying, risk-taking professional wrestling legend, Mr. Monday Night aka The Whole F’n Show, Rob Van Dam is today’s guest on the Renegade Radio podcast.

Rob is the only wrestler in history to have held the WWE Championship, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (including holding the WWE and ECW World titles simultaneously within WWE).

In 2002, Van Dam was ranked the number one wrestler in the world by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

In addition to listing those accolades I should note that Rob is just one hell of a cool guy, with a great spirit and energy.

Rob dropped by our Santa Monica HQ recently for a very candid, in depth discussion on a variety of subjects

Even if you’re not a fan of pro wrestling I think you’ll really enjoy the podcast.  Any time you get the chance to listen to a guy who has ascended to the highest level in athletics, entertainment or business, you’re going to learn something and have at least one big takeaway.

Be sure to check out RVD’s apparrel brand at and support Sabu’s hip surgery fundraiser at

Today’s Topics Include:

  • 4:20: His first ever appearance on WWE television in 1987

  • 11:21: His thoughts on the roster split and current state of WWE

  • 12:52: Reaction to CM Punk’s UFC debut and thoughts on his future

  • 19:03: The early days of ECW including locker room stories, favorite matches, his legendary rivalry with Sabu, and more

  • 20:24: Concussions and head trauma. Why RVD donated his brain and spine in the name of science

  • 22:08: Why he believes he still has full cognitive function after suffering over 100 concussions

  • 24:36: Benefits of medical marijuana for prevention of neuro-degenerative disease and his thoughts on the legalization of marijuana

  • 47:56: What happened when ECW fell apart

  • 56:15: Favorite memories from his days in WWE. favorite WrestleMania moment. and wrestling heroes he looked up to as a kid

  • 1:05:52: Success habits or daily rituals, developing a successful mindset, and creating and maintaining a positive environment

  • 1:16:11 How he maintains such impressive flexibility, what his workouts are like

  • 1:19:44: His new favorite way to train

  • 1:23:40: What he does for recovery

  • 1:25:46: Name association with Vince McMahon, Paul Heyman, Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, John Cena and more


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