The last couple of weeks the sports world was flooded with the news of all of the trades and signings that were taking place in the NFL during free agency. With names such as Wes Welker going to the Denver Broncos and Anquan Boldin signing with the San Francisco 49ers, many teams in the league showed that they were serious about making some strong moves for next season. However, there is one name that may arguably be the hottest free agent on the market right now, and that would be Rob Van Dam.
At this moment, RVD is unsigned with TNA with his contract expiring just four days ago. While RVD is in contract negotiations with TNA, he did release the following statement concerning his current status:
“Of course, I have been reading a lot of tweets concerning my contract as of late with TNA. Questions such as, ‘Is it true your contract is up?’, ‘Has your contract expired?’, ‘Are you re-signing with TNA?’,’Are you joining WWE?’,’What’s the deal?’ I appreciate all of the questions and I’m happy you brought it up, happy to address it – just not right now. I plead the Fifth due to the grounds that it may be detrimental to my ongoing business affairs.”
With RVD available, he is available to any promotion that he sees fit, including the WWE. Could we be seeing the return of Mr. Monday Night coming back to a WWE ring? Could we see RVD play the role of being a surprise opponent at WrestleMania 29? The notion of Van Dam appearing at WrestleMania may be a bit of a reach, as it is WWE’s most precise show of the year. But at 42 years of age, RVD still has some steam left in the tank and a WWE run should not be entirely ruled out. TNA ended up doing very little with RVD in the twilight of his last run with the company, whereas the WWE has some fresh talent that would benefit the rub from him. Imagine RVD coming back and having some programs with Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio or Daniel Bryan. Yes, I see you smiling, and you ought to be. The WWE Universe may be in store for a 5-star splash of reality.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports