Rob Van Dam Signs “Extended Agreement” To Return To Impact Wrestling

Rob Van Dam

Rob Van Dam’s return to Impact Wrestling will continue past his appearance at tomorrow night’s United We Stand event.

In an interview with Sporting News, Van Dam announced that he has signed an “extended agreement” with Impact. Van Dam said the deal has a beginning and an end but can be extended.

“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,” Van Dam said.

“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.”

At tomorrow night’s United We Stand event, Van Dam will team with Sabu against The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Fenix). The show takes place at the Rahway Recreation Center in Rahway, New Jersey and will air as an iPPV on Fite TV starting at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Van Dam has also been confirmed for Impact’s upcoming television tapings at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Monday, April 29.

Van Dam hasn’t worked an extensive wrestling schedule since parting ways with WWE in 2014 after a one-year stint, but he has still been a strong presence on the independent scene. Due to Impact’s fairly infrequent taping schedule, RVD likely won’t have to work often in the coming months.

RVD previously worked for Impact from 2010 to 2013 and he was a top star for much of that run, winning both the World Heavyweight Championship and X-Division Championship.

To celebrate his return, Impact posted this highlight video counting down RVD’s top five moments.

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