RVD was recently interviewed by Wrestlezone. During the interview, he discussed why he only works a limited schedule and why he still believes that he’s at the top of his game. Here are the highlights:
On Why He Chooses To Work A Limited Schedule:
As far as wrestling goes, it’s coming up will be officially 30 years since I’ve been wrestling professionally. It’s a long time, man. It’s what I do, it’s my job and so that’s the position that it has in my life is it’s all business for me. Over the last few years a lot of people in the States haven’t seen me wrestle, but I’ve been wrestling ten to twelve times a year. It’s been overseas mostly cause that’s usually who can afford me, and I’m not pricing to get out there six days a week cause I sure as hell don’t want that, you know? Always working on doing less and making it mean more and always been successful in that area and right now, it’s just great.
The schedule that I have with IMPACT is very favorable and they’re very glad to have me there because they know me and try to get me on other shows if I’m not already on them. The boys know that I’m making more money than them, but they tell me that they’re so happy to have the dressing room with me to share it with me and some of them tell me that they’re wrestling cause they grew up watching me and I inspired them and so I get a lot of love and respect and I also get a lot in the pocket.
On Still Believing He’s At The Top Of His Game:
I’m still in great shape I can still do everything I ever could do, I can split for ya, do the backflip, any of that, but I don’t feel like I don’t have to be pushing the envelope in that area. Now that other guys are doing all these flips, I don’t feel like I need to get in there and do like a split-legged triple moonsault flip, you know? People are always going to scream for me and when you put me up against the new guys, RVD wins every time when you listen to the people. So it’s awesome. It’s a place for everybody. I’m at the opposite side of the spectrum of my career, so no, I don’t think about like any matches that I wish I could still have that I didn’t have. I’m just an opportunist and when a good opportunity comes my way, I appreciate it, I consider it, and quite often I do it.
You can listen to the interview below: