Rob Van Dam has signed a new deal with Impact Wrestling that will see him return as a regular member of the roster.
RVD is expected to wrestle on multiple TV tapings starting with the April 29 Impact TV tapings in Toronto.
He’s also scheduled to wrestle at tomorrow’s Impact United We Stand show, which will be broadcast on Fite.tv. It’ll be RVD and Sabu vs. Pentagon and Fenix.
Van Dam wrestled in TNA from 2010-2013, and was the World Champion and X-Division Champion once each.
BREAKING: RVD is BACK!
He'll make his IMPACT TV return on April 29th in Toronto!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 3, 2019
In an interview with Sporting News, RVD had this to say:
It looks like you are going to be seeing my face around for the foreseeable future. We have an agreement to where I will be sticking after the show on Thursday. It does have a beginning and an end, but they can extend, so this is something to start us off. I had agreed to one match, and then we talked about and discussed doing their upcoming tapings after the show on Thursday and a couple of television tapings over the next few months. We looked at the schedule moving forward, and they asked if I was available. I told them I was.
We will see how it goes. It’s a pretty friendly schedule, which has always been important to me. I want to be home more and on the road less. That’s still something I’ve done since I left WWE in 2007. Impact with their schedule and the position they want me to fill for my career seems like a perfect situation. Hopefully it will be mutually beneficial, and we will see “The Whole F’N Show” back on television. Let’s see how all these new guys matchup to me. I’m not there to compete with the guys who have stolen all my moves (laughs). I’m pretty much there to be myself.