Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Horus Day?

The wait is over. The blog is here. Get to reading.

Quick question for you -- who has had more World Championships (not title reigns) than any other wrestler in history? Someone get back to me on that. I was trying to put two and two together and want to see what you come up with.

I’ll be doing an interview you can catch live this week, on Friday at World Talk LIVE!, and even ask me a question on the air or just remind me how cool I am if you wish. This isn't an invite for interview requests; it’s just one that I agreed to, hoping RVD TV would be ready to push. It’s taking longer than we expected, but we should be there very soon. Hopefully, you can be enjoying it for all it’s worth before Christmas -- which is rapidly approaching, isn't it? In the meantime, I'm going to hook you up with a new trailer on my site to show you what we're doing with the concept. I'm waiting for the website to be finished that will contain RVD TV and then I'll be waiting for your feedback.

Fans in the Los Angeles area -- put “Photo taken with RVD” on your Christmas list and make it happen on Saturday, December 8th at Frank and Sons. Get there early enough and be one of the first to get the new kickass RVD t-shirt!

I'll also have that new shirt in the 5 Star Comics store in a few days so keep that in mind and checkout eBay Store - RVD 5STAR STORE: RVD's 5Star Home over the next couple of weeks. We'll have some one-of-a-kind items up at RVD's Secret Stash for you to checkout, too.

Grab the Maxim Magazine on the shelves right now to read the latest published story on Chris Benoit. They really put you in the moment, which I found quite eerie. I learned a couple things I wasn't aware of, as well. Thanks to the fan that wrote in and told me about the issue. In fact, everyone who wrote in to tell me that they closed their eyes to try to feel the energy around them -- awesome! Everyone requesting my workouts -- it’s coming. As for the Ghost Rider movie -- for taking 20 years worth of the dark, hellish, spiritual story and turning it into 90 minutes of fun for all ages, they did a good job and made a fun movie. Oh, and the waiter that doesn’t think Roxxy is hot -- gay! And I’m sorry that wrestling sucks but what makes you think I could save it? Why do you think I don’t want to be there? Also, thanks for the birthday wishes. Unlike many of my fallen brothers, I’m happy to make it another year.

If you hear rumors about RVD planning on making an appearance at Booker T’s one-year anniversary show for his Texas-based promotion at the end of December -- it’s true. I’ve been telling interested wanna-be wrestlers that Book has the best school I know of for a long time and now, with my personal, physical endorsement, you can all assume that Book must be a pretty good friend to get me to come to Texas!!! More info when I get it.

A long-time friend of mine has to pay his bills so check out Funny Employee Awards and see if his creative book is something you can use. Good luck, Larry. If you make so much money that you want to buy me a Christmas gift, just send cash, dude.

Have you guys seen Boondocks? I recommend it, if you are not easily offended by rough language. I watched season one on DVD, uncut, and I think it’s brilliant! Knowing that I live in a country where a shock jock can get fired for calling the wrong people “nappy headed hos,” I warn you that if you watch the cartoon Boondocks uncut you will hear some adult, or as I like to call it, real language. Censorship has always been strange to me. Today, I heard Offspring calling someone a "dick" in the "get a job" song. It made me wonder why I got bleeped for saying "penis" on the Mancow Show. Strange.

Are you ready for a brain-stimulating movie that aims to open up even the tightest of minds?

Dude, watch Zeitgeist - The Movie. If you can't sit in front of the computer for that long, you can watch it on YouTube in 13 parts. They cover three different subjects of controversy that are sooooo worth talking about. It took awhile to get around to watching this after it was recommended but it was so good I watched it again to show someone. Have you heard of the B.C. deities Horus, Attis, Mithra, or Dionysus? They were from different cultures but had a lot in common. For instance, all were born on Dec. 25 to a virgin, and were resurrected 3 days after their demise. See if this quote from the website doesn't grab you...

“They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority.”

I know -- pretty awesome, huh?

The number one fan comment I receive is “When are you coming back?” My answer is everywhere, but no one wants to hear it. That’s cool. I’ll probably cash in on that return run, maybe, some day. Right now, I’m getting to know me in a way that I couldn’t while someone else owned me. My growing inner connection is invaluable, and it makes me stronger every day. Scrambling through hectic, stressful days will distance you from your true self. Get to know that person. That is your spiritual self, underneath the layers of environmental influence. Look at what self qualities you are truly proud of. One of the qualities I take the most pride in is being genuine. In fact, I can get quite offended when I’m accused of the opposite. I guess that’s because I believe we are all trying to figure life out, and today is tomorrow’s history. You want to fuck up history forever? I want everyone to know what I live by, and exactly what the fuck I die from. I don’t say anything behind anyone’s back that I wouldn’t say to their face. That’s genuine.

Guys who lie to the ladies so they can use them, for instance, are not genuine. They should know that. We all know people that appear fake or ingenuine and they are comfortable being that way. They just aren’t genuine people. I guess they admire other qualities about themselves.

Do you ever wonder where good morals come from? I used to think that it was something you were born with, that bad people resisted. Is it just what family and society gives you? We all have a general understanding of what’s right and what’s wrong, don’t we? Actually, there’s quite a range of opinions. Here’s a scenario for you -- I’d like to think that if I lived pre-Civil War, I would know that slavery was wrong. Would I know? What if everyone else that I ever met, including my family, taught me that slavery was fine? What if I grew up, owning a slave? Bull shit. How the hell could I not know that it’s uncompassionate to have a human being chained up to the dog house? I think that I would have to know how wrong it was, regardless of what society taught me. Actually, since you read my blogs, you know that I am not a conformist so I would never let society think for me. But what if I never had the option of free thinking because society was such? We’re still individuals, whether they try to take that away or not. In fact, that’s probably why human slavery still exists today in the U.S., Thailand, and other places where compassion seems to be absent. I’m just using that as an example. My topic here is good morals. If you are indeed born with your own set of morals, can they be taken away from you? Maybe replaced with whatever the standards are? If Mom and Dad are bad, does that mean you have to be bad? Would you have to witness good to know the difference? Personally, I don’t think I do anything if I feel like it’s wrong. My bible-quoting friend disagrees with me, but I trust my own judgment. I may be aware of others who will not approve of my actions, but if they aren’t God, chances are -- they're wrong. That’s because I don’t think I approve of things that God disapproves of. I do not live with that conflict. That must be what smoking cigarettes and wanting to quit feels like. I don’t know. Well, okay, one questionable thing comes to mind. I do eat murdered animals because society has taught me that nothing beats a delicious, tender filet mignon. MMMMMM...steak!

We process a lot of info in life, and some of it sticks. Pay attention to what you are attracted to -- to what gives you energy. Those are hints of your intended path and it feels so right to be on that path. It’s the most reassuring feeling you can have; that you’re living life as you are supposed to. Everybody needs this security, but they don’t all get it and they don’t all know they need it. The more you are able to be connected, the more you realize when you are not connected. It’s what’s on the other side of that connection- the Universe, Life, God, that energy -- whatever you want to call it -- that has all the answers.

We’re just the castaways of Lost, stuck on an island, and we know we’re being watched and tested, but we just blindly follow instructions left for us by our predecessors and wait for night to come. That’s not good enough for me. I say we live in the magic of life!

Either way -- happy shopping for the holidays everyone. Cough. Cough. Pegan parties. Pardon me.


Blogger Metal said...

Return to wrestling, Rob... it is your destiny!

It sounds like you're enjoying life, which is a good thing. I do think in a year or two you'll remember that hitting the frogsplash is your calling, however.

December 4, 2007 at 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think so metal. RVD has done it all in the wrestling business. He doesn't want to come back right now. I don't remember the last time someone had 2 major belts and RVD did it. He only lost that because of the BS suspension for pot.

Anyway, Rob, I love your blog. Your thoughts really make me think about myself and my inner body. Would love to see your workouts, and keep doing what you are doing, its really awesome to hear about it all and feel all of your positive energy. Have a great day.

December 4, 2007 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger teamthebest2 said...

Hey Rob....Ya know every time I stop by your website and read your blog I always take something out of it that I can use in my day to day life. Here's to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...RESPECT RVD..

December 4, 2007 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like reading your blogs. I really like this trailer better than the first one of RVD TV. I always love watching you stretch in your shorts. You can do that through the whole video if you want to. You're so hot, Rob. Of course, I love hearing you talk. Your voice is so sexy. I'm glad to see you working on RVD TV. Rob, you can't really blame your fans for wanting you to come back to WWE. You did things in the ring that nobody else does. You are so amazing in the ring. You are so talented. Even I was upset that you weren't wrestling anymore. I can understand why you don't want to but I loved seeing you every tues. on ECW. I always looked forward to seeing you every week. You're so different from any other wrestler and I liked that. That's why you'll always be my favorite wrestler, Rob. I'm glad you do use your judgement about what's right and what's wrong. I think everyone should. I use my judgement about what's right and wrong. I don't go by what other people want me to believe what is right and wrong. My parents were never really strict with me. So growing up I had to use my own judgement and I still do. I like steak too.

Mary Rossy

December 4, 2007 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Irishman said...

Hey Rob, just want to say thank you for a very kick ass blog. You have inspired me more than what I was before. I believe i'm on the right path it's just the fact of trying to stay on it that sometimes gets in the way. I try to stay true to myself and others but at times it's hard because they aren't true to anything, then I think and say well if they act like that, I should to. But then I realized i'm above that, and where i'm at now is a much better place to be. Thanks Rob, keep kicking man, and don't rush things to get back to the wrestling world, You and I both know when you want back nobody is going to say no.

December 4, 2007 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous josephine b said...

Hey Rob it's me again, did you watch ECW last week with Shelton B he is just a big waste of air like come on who needs another mamas boy like come on his not even a very good wrestler. When his mama is out by ringside she is how he wins the match. Wrestling needs you maybe not this minute but its kinda falling apart without you. Edge and Vicke are sickening like come on, Edge probaly doesn't even like her his probably just after her power, espeicaly that hole thing at surviver series. Like come on atention needy or what, smashing the undertaker with the camara just so he did not have to fight him for the belt but that didn't happen he still has to fight him for the belt in a three way. But thats enough about the wrestling news you probably already knew that, so keep writing.

December 4, 2007 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concerning the title question at the top of the post - just a wild guess... I've heard that Jerry Lawler claims to have held something like 111 world championships. Is that more than anyone else in the long history of professional wrestling? I have no idea but it's got to be close, anyway.

December 4, 2007 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1990 Heavyweight runner up in the Kalamazoo, Michigan Heavyweight Toughman Contest
1-Time SAPW Tag Team titles
1-Time National Wrestling Council Tag Team titles
1-Time ASW North American title
1-Time ECW World Heavyweight Champion
1-Time WWE World Heavyweight Championship
4-Time WWF/WWE Hardcore Champion
6-Time WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion
2-Time WWF/WWE Tag Team Champion (With Kane/With BookerT)
1-time WWE World Tag Team Champion (With Mysterio)
2-Time ECW Tag Team Champion (With Sabu)
1-Time ECW Television Champion
Unified the WWE Intercontinental Title with the WWE European and Hardcore Titles..

Pretty Impressive list Mr.RVD
Thanks for the new rvdTV roll up, that was so cool to see Samoa Joe and you having a wrestle as that was a question I wanted to ask and you answered it for me.
And happy 37th Birthday !!! And Happy 9th anniversary for back in September. My mum & dad were married in September too
And THANK YOU for my 4 one of a kinds out of RVDs secret stash, there now framed and on my wall. It always gives me a lift to see all my rvds on the wall and now it will give me a real KICK to brighten up even the darkest of days. And for the recored, I got 2 more RVD covers making a total of 27, and one day I'll find me an issue of 1998 High Times.
You do have me thinking as to who this person is that has held the most titles though??
But Im pretty sure it's you, and if it's not, it should be !!!!
That extreme fan from Oz

December 4, 2007 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous rich said...

great blog rob, ill admit im only on your site becaise of wrestling, but dude you can do what ever you want, sounds like things are going great for you, and if you can learn something new about yourself at 37 then more power too you. If you do ever come back, sweet! But if not, atleast we'll all know your having a good time away from wrestling

December 4, 2007 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Vitin said...

This is the very first RVD blog entry I ever read and I have to say WOW! I wish it hadn't taken me this long to stop by here. I can truly feel everything you're saying, it all comes across very well. I guess it's a good thing to write directly from your heart as well as your mind. I enjoy writing blogs of my own but I think often times I censor myself a bit and hold back without even realizing it.
This entry not only makes me want to read more of them, but I also just got the itch to go write some stuff.
Just wanted to let you know that your positivity jumps off the screen with every word.

December 5, 2007 at 12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most World Titles? There's no short answer. Jerry Lawler's only held two World Titles, one reign each. He's got over 43 Heavyweight Championshp reigns and 126 Title reigns overall, But I do believe the question was World Titles. Booker T has 9 World Title reigns, Ric Flair has 20, although some are not recognized by certain promotions, Dusty Rhodes only has 3, Lou Thesz has 16, although some were before the Title gained World Status. RVD has 2, The Sheik has 2, Terry Funk has 4, one unrecognized by WWE, HHH has 11, Hulk Hogan has 14, Shawn Michaels has 4, Macho Man has 6, and Ricky Steamboat has 1. Those are some of the more notable North American wrestlers. I know I'm leaving a few big names out, but those are some of the biggest and little known. As for Japanese, Great Muta has 6, Masato Tanaka has 3, . Wrestling statistics are so convoluded because of how many promotions recognize how many different titles and who gives what staus to what titles. Also, you have to take into consideration that some of the best wrestlers never win World Titles. Jushin Liger, Great Sauske, Ultimo Dragon, Ricky Steamboat, Rey Mysterio, and other notables have won a miniscule number of World Titles while amassing a lot of Middleweight, Welterweight, Junior Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, Light Heavyweight, or other titles. That's the other thing, is that weight definitions besides Heavyweight differ from promotion to promotion. I didn't inlcude South American, Eurasian, or Australian wrestling because I honestly don't know too much about it. With Mexican and Canadian wrestling, to the best of my knowledge, the only promotions with World Title Status are CMLL and AAA. I could be wrong, but I don't think Stampede has a World Title. With CMLL and AAA their World Heavyweight Titles are secondary to their lighter weight titles. AAA actually didn't have one until earlier this year, with Ricky Banderas a.k.a. Judas Mesias becoming the first ever champion. CMLL also has a very short list of World Heavyweight Champions.

December 5, 2007 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and by little known, I mean that in some cases most wrestling fans would be unaware of the number of titles won outside of WWE, TNA, WCW, or ECW.

December 5, 2007 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger The TRUTH said...

It seems like your "Bible quoting" friend is trying to share some spiritual TRUTH with you.

Man, what a scumbag for trying to share the best thing in his life with you and others!

Hold on, now that I think about it that "Bible-quoting" friend is probably me.....and if it isn't me then I would be greatly disappointed......... LOL!

Not to disappoint you, your verse for the day is:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)


December 5, 2007 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Hey Rob,

This is my first blog that I have read from you and it does make a lot of sense. And I was absolutely thrilled to hear that you were coming to PWA this month. I wanted to see you perform when ECW came to Sam Houston in Huntsville, but I think that was when you were on suspension. But still, the fact that you are coming to a town near me is thrilling.

Just one question and I know you have probably gotten this more times than you can remember. But what I wanted to ask was, when you are ready to come back and perform, have you considered having a match in Ring of Honor? I would absolutely love to see that as Ring of Honor has some of the best performers I have ever seen. Anyways, hope all is well for you. See ya in Pasadena on the 28th!

The Mattador

December 5, 2007 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous `Teflon-Don` said...

Howdy Rob, just like to say I totally dig your blog I throughly enjoy reading your random insights and wisdoms. Also I would like to say I live in Portsmouth, OH about 20 minutes away from Hanging Rock... and come on dude even as a fellow stoner I know to keep the cruise control at 55 and keep them eyes peeled for cops threw there, its a NOTORIOUS speed-trap. But its just the man trying to hold us down and I say your celebrity status made that pig even more greasy.

You said you will post your workout plans online soon? I would be interested in checking those out. Right now I am doing a variation of a Randy Orton workout I found online, minus the riods of course!

December 5, 2007 at 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Kinda confused said...

Why is it that everyone is freaking out about WWE's wellness program when TNA doesn't even have one.

December 5, 2007 at 4:46 PM  
Anonymous The_young_mind said...

I appreciate your thoughts, Van Dam. I kinda agree with you in so many things too. But I think we should pay a little respect to others--because if we do, we might learn something from them. We should not close our eyes to our own ideas alone, because sometimes, they can be considered right.

And how about what we need? Should we at least try to stick to it once in a while?

Return to wrestling?

I don't think it's high time you do it. You need a break. If I wasn't mistaken, you mentioned in your blog that it is stressful, and yeah, go back to yourself once in a while. You need it, you're not somebody else.

Question: Where do you get those ideas you mention in our blogs?

Before somebody would ask you this question, let me be the first one. Please understand that I don't mean to offend you. Sometimes, your words just confuse me. And sometimes too, one would agree or disagree in what you say.

Take my words, Van Dam:

"Don't close your eyes, don't play deaf, and do not exercise superiority. Remember there are many people around."

So there.

And well, Happy 37th Birthday! May the FORCE be with you always.

December 6, 2007 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger Jadeinne Sparrow said...

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December 6, 2007 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Jadeinne Sparrow said...

Greetings to someone who is celebrating his birthday on December 18, 2007, I hope he'll be able to invite me over, Joke!!! Anyway, Just wish you good health, good life and good spirituality. Keep up what you have in mind and continue touching peoples hearts to the highest level.

Your one loving Fan,

Jade Anne

December 6, 2007 at 5:51 AM  
Blogger Jadeinne Sparrow said...

To Teyegrrlily, Calmmountain and Jaylteavi (am I right??):

Please don't be late! RVD is waiting for you.

December 6, 2007 at 5:54 AM  
Anonymous lvlonkey420 said...

Cough, cough. Happy Birthday, RVD. I hope you have many more and rock the crowds again someday. I also hope you chase the truth as you are looking so hard for it. It could be right in front of you, if you're not used to seeing it. Living the life of a carny so long as you did must make it hard seeing things as they are sometimes, being used to the the alternate reality of the show. I wish you the best, the best bud and a killer year. Memories are sometimes alot more forgiving than real time.
Damn, this bud's good. And hello to your other Bible quoting friend. Long time no see, dude. Please make sure my boy has some good bud for his birthday, cause I'm not allowed up there any more. I DO have some bud if you want to take some up to him.. you know who I am. Get my number from Rob, and I will get it done.

December 6, 2007 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous RVDNO1FAN said...


i just thought id drop you a comment

rob you inspire me by what you do in and out of the ring...YOU my friend are da reason wwe is goin nowhere...and how can they not without the whole damn show....i know you probaly hear this everyday but im your biggest fan my room is covered with your pics and signitures...I respect cauz u can express your opinion bout da guud herb and da bad...ur in-ring skills are superb and when you won da ecw title and wwe i jumped outta my seat man....i remember one night in belfast i think 2003..i stood outside in da freezing cold and you came and say hi adn dropped me a pic adn signed my 3 shirts...Dude you are awesome and no matter what people say about you...keep your head up high man cuz ders a thousand people who wud kill to see you fall
anyways man hope you get dis and read it =D
Merry xmas rob ...have a safe 2008 dude =]

Aaron McCann =]

December 7, 2007 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rob,nice blog that you just put up.Though like most peole said,we want you back to the WWE.Maybe not at this moment,since like they say,got to take a break sometime. Well thanks for the blog and have a nice day.

December 8, 2007 at 6:08 PM  
Anonymous TJWilkerson420 said...

That's great that your really livin' life to it's fullest, rob! I'm glad you're happy! By the way, have u ever cosidered TNA? WWE treated you like crap, maybe TNA won't. Plus, Book and Samoa Joe work there, too. Anyways, happy holidays and keep enjoying life, man!

December 9, 2007 at 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Ganja Goo Ninja said...


1997, you and Taz fought to a no contest for the ECW TV Title -- and STILL the greatest wrestling match I have ever seen live. Thanks for doing what you do, man, nobody else could even come close.

When are we going to get an RVD autobiography? And will the last page double as rolling papers??


December 9, 2007 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous CalmMountain said...

To the Jade Sparrow: *smiles* Ah, no. RVD-san has, I’m certain, a very short list of people for whom he needs to wait in life and most of those people, I would hazard the guess, have spent the last few years waiting for him. Therefore, I do not have the honor of being on or anywhere near that list. Please understand – we are merely fans. RVD-san owes us nothing. He earned our respect by doing a job that, unfortunately, at the end of the day could not offer him much respect in return.

Honestly… If my perception is not completely off… Then perhaps the single most…appealing…aspect of the whole RVD TV project is that it is not done strictly for the fans. This is a debt he has owed himself. The chance to actually be heard instead of merely seen. The opportunity to be known better instead of simply better known.

I will reply when I can to the whole of this blog, as it makes some interesting points, but the weather here has rendered our power rather unstable. If RVD-san had a post office box listed, I would be sorely tempted to mail him some snowballs. If the City of Angels has weather as pleasant as I’ve heard… Then he would definitely have the element of surprise. *laughs*

December 10, 2007 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous CJ said...


December 10, 2007 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous [Derek] said...

Welcome back man! Just saw you return to WWE on RAW just a few minutes ago and you whooped Santino in less than a minute! AWESOME JOB! RVD! RVD!

December 10, 2007 at 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anon13 said...

Hey Rob, I just saw you on Raw a few minutes ago, nice job on Santino (that guy needed an ass whoopin) I can only hope that means you'll come to save ECW from all the new people on it that need to learn what ECf'nW is!

Can only hope to see you tommorow in Boston at ECW live.

December 10, 2007 at 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was Good To See U on RAW Come Back!!!

December 10, 2007 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dudie. that movie is awesome. i have a group on facebook called "i heart metaphysics." if you were into the movie, i think you'll be into the site. also, i did this video blog explaining the idea of the trinity as a metaphysical institution within man, and how god is really just energy. i thought it was pretty neat. my partner dee wallace (mom from et) and i channel stuff. i'll throw the link in here. if you're ever in burbank, spiritworks is a pretty awesome place. i just read you squashed santino. i can't wait for the west coast feed!!!

December 10, 2007 at 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey rob. i can't log in for some reason, but my name is jarrad - thanks for getting the word out about zietgiest. to the quotie guy with the bible verse - jesus is a representation of a state of awareness. you can't get to god (which is all/everything) without knowing your relation to it - that relationship being, i am born from god - the father and i are one. also, hell doesn't exist - it was adopted into the jewish culture while the jews were living in exile. read the bible in it's original language and then get back to me. "hell" was literally "gihanna" which was a city just outside of jerusalem where bodies and trash were burned. teh bible is one giant cluster-fuck of a metapho... and as zietgiest shows, it's not even an original metaphor. keep it up. i will rock you like a hurricane (apologies to the people of new orleans).

December 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Bree said...

Just so you know, you just made my fucking night.
Finally talked myself into watching the fifteen year anniversary show of RAW, thinking it'd be nice to at least see a few of my favorite wrestlers gone by, and just when I'm getting up to get something to drink cuz Santino irritates me and Maria looks like a sick chihuahua, the opening music hits, and I dropped my fucking glass.
So, thank you again, Rob, for making my evening, but I'm down one more piece of kitchen ware.


December 10, 2007 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Bree said...

Okay, now that my sorry ass actually took six minutes to read the whole post...
Funny you should delve into the concept of morals, the right-and-wrong arguement of whether or not they are inherited and ingrained or learned behaviorisms.
I'm a criminology major, and we do a LOT of discussion on this. I actually had a five hour phone conversation with another student about the same ilk: nature vs. nurture.
Are people the way they are as a result of being programmed by genetics, or because of learned experiences and outside stigma?
Honestly, the only opinion that makes sense to me is both: genetics plant the seed, but the environment decides whether it grows or not.
Which is why two different people who witness a brutal, fatal car accident on the street have two different paths: one becomes a well known artist, and one becomes a serial killer.
Chew on that a bit, that arguement is a paradox in and of itself.


December 10, 2007 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Concerning your "World Championships" question, I believe the answer is The Big Show. I believe, if you don't count the number of reigns, he is the only man to hold THREE "World" (rated by PWI I think is the official measuring stick) championship.

He is the only ECW World Champion, WCW World Champion and WWF/E Champion.

December 10, 2007 at 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

Nice seeing you back tonight Rob!

Best part of Raw, Was surprised you didn't get mic time to plug your "RVDTV" program.

December 11, 2007 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Mr. Jack said...

I don't read the blog 'cause it's too long and I'm not very skilled in English, sorry XD.

Please don't sign with WWE Rob! You had to take the place of Y2J, but now it's too late ;-( . TNA! TNA! TNA!

@andy: please, don't try to compare the FakECW title with WHC and WWE Title, neither PWI does so.

December 11, 2007 at 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Sin said...

Hey Rob,
Been a loyal Philly RVD fan since the Channel 48 ECW days. It was awesome seeing you back on RAW last night. A great surprise & definitely the highlight of the program for me. I marked out like a 5 year old when yr music hit! Can't wait for RVD TV and hope to see you back in an arena again soon. Stay up!

December 11, 2007 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Youseff said...

First I'd like to say your quick win over Santino was a nice refresh on the lack of RVD on television recently, so thanks for that. But I wont talk much, I just had 2 really quick questions:

1. What are your thoughts on Jericho's return?
2. Is Sabu Muslim? Me and my friends have argued this forever, and we really don't know. Plus What are your thoughts on businesses etc that only say "Merry Christmas"?

December 11, 2007 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous RVD Fan said...

Yesterday, I did saw Rob Van Dam Returning to Raw. And RVD won the Match. I hope that Rob Van Dam will see us next Monday to be a Raw Superstar in action.But, Be very careful with the new WWE Champion Randy Orton.

December 11, 2007 at 1:42 PM  
Anonymous rvd fan said...

But that's not all for me,Rob was out of action for 6 months from June 4 to December 10.And I sure do like RVD and he looks a bit like me. Anyway Rob, I like you. Your the coolest Rob.I want you to be in action again next Monday. I hope....

December 11, 2007 at 2:07 PM  
Anonymous JARED SEAVER said...

RVD, I really don't know what to say that hasn't been said to you a thousand times before. I've been a huge fan since the ECdub days, and last night when you came out of nowhere and whipped Santino's ass I was super hype beyond belief. BEST surprise the 15th had to offer, yeah I love Steve and Hogan, but I knew they'd be there. I've been waiting to see ya back on the show forever now. I respect the shit out of you. ninja. I'm a juggalo to the max down since forever and I really love the fact that you represent yourself like you do. I know that you know Joe & Joey and I would love to see you pop up on SlamTV sometime. Everyone always tells you to return to the ring, but I really see your point about how the fuck can you save wrestling, it's dying man, but at the same time I would be the first to say, you returning to the ring would DEFINATELY be a step in the right direction to save the shit, and you know that better than anyone. My only problem is that I KNOW Vince would bullshit you around and stuff like he does everybody but John Cena. Not worth it, keep respecting and being true to yourself. There's so much shit I would love to say to you, but can't put it into words right now. I do know that, as the good herb goes, I am unlike the others, I appreciate the fact that you talk about it in your blogs, it's all a part of being yourself. You happen to like to blaze up, as do I. I repspect the fact you don't try and hide it. You don't hide one iota of who you are and what you represent. I think you would love the pop you would get from those JCW fans, it's one of the most rediculously hype crowds around, us juggalos don't play. Totally shades of the great ECW days everytime I go to a show. Sabu's been he knows what's up, so I assume you do too. I really think you'd feel at home at a show with them. Anyhohw, let's back away from the wrestling talk, let's focus on how you've impacted the lives of your fans who truely know about you and you as a person. I for one feel like I'm better off having read through your blogs and heard your personal views. I connect with the things you say and you really help put things into perspective for me. I only wish there was a better way to express my appreciation for everything you do. If this is the best I can do, I will just keep following your blog and showing my appreciation on here. No hiding from this ninja either, I'm tryin to post my real ass name and let you know who I am so that you can know I'm tryin to do my best as a real life super ninja like yourself. Tryin to come up and find my niche that makes me my own person and impact the world the way you are getting at. Keep it up Rob, you're a truely amazing person and I'm taking up way too fucking much space on here, so I'm going to wrap it up. Thanks for the influence, thaks for the site, thanks for showing up on RAW last night and making my shitty day better, and most off all thanks for everything you do on the daily. You'll hear from me on here again, guaranteed. Peace.

December 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Sean said...

I was stoked to see you back on Raw, Rob! Santino Marella had that ass-kicking coming. The only thing that sucked was that the match was over before I could say “RVD 420”…

December 11, 2007 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rob what the heck was that on RAW? I was sooooooo happy when you came out interupting Santino,but I thought there was gonna be just a little more. And the show wasn't all that good. Please answer in a blog if you can: Are you with WWE again? If so,will you get a good push? Or was that a one night only thing?

December 11, 2007 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RVD, you made the 15th year RAW the RAW of the year

December 11, 2007 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger The Invisible Man said...

Rob, you may find this interesting...
Christmas/'Pagan parties':
"This 'Christmas spirit' is definitely not Christian didn't start with Jesus. It predated the Christian era by many centuries. It's actually a celebration of incest, Nimrod marrying his mother to tick off God and then pretending the Grandson/son to be a kind of God itself (a power play once Nimrod died to maintain some authority?). The Xmas tree and gift giving actually comes from this too...She reckoned that an evergreen tree, fully grown, grew overnight from a stump...this was to symbolize the springing forth to new life of the dead Nimrod. She taught that on the anniversary of his birth, which was December 25, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it....right. Mainly though, for those who believe Xmas to be a Holy celebration of Christ, try to imagine why you'd be celebrating the birthday centuries before the son was even born?"
- Exert from my blog ( )

Peace bro.

December 12, 2007 at 1:21 AM  
Anonymous E. Malchiodi said...

I have seen myself in the past as a nonconformist but is that because I was listening to punk and reading anarchist literature when I was a teenager or because that is my nature? If I wasn’t exposed to such things would I have gone with the grain or would I have still walked against it? I’ve had long discussions with various friends about predestination and the soul and we’ve all agreed that our personalities are the culmination of our experiences and that if any of those experiences were altered that we wouldn’t be the same person. When looking at things like the Hitler Youth or Japanese children during World War II, who were forced to train like the military and hate Americans, even though they had never met one, it’s hard to believe that there’s something inside people that makes them question what’s outside of the world they’re living in. Then again, if it wasn’t for people questioning what else is out there, we wouldn’t have America, or the Renaissance, or Jack Kerouac and the Dharma Bums.

Anyways, great post and it was fun to see you back on Raw the other night, even if it was only for one night. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Happy Hanukkah, and an extra special Happy Boxing Day. By the way you are right about The Boondocks, one of the funniest cartoons I’ve seen in a while. I’m glad that it was brought back for another season.

December 12, 2007 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see you on the 15th anniversary of Raw. I told you that's what the fans wanted. You are still so amazing, Rob. I loved it. You made my night. I saw the video on of you talking. I love when you were raising your eyebrows up and down. I love when you do that. You were perfect. The fans were cheering so loud for you. It was perfect. I told you that you could do things in the ring that nobody else could. Even you being out of wrestling for awhile you still won the match faster than anybody who is wrestling now. Of course, the fans miss you. I miss you. When your music played. I was thinking it can't be but it definitely was. I loved it. You made me very happy. I was so happy I was watching it. You are so amazing. You are perfect. I love the video of you on I would have liked to see you do the Monkey Flip but I did see CM Punk do the Monkey Flip on ECW. I like when CM Punk does the Monkey Flip but nobody doesn't better than you. I was so happy you won the match. That fast too. You're so amazing. You looked so good hotman doing it. You are perfect. I loved it. I'm so happy.

Mary Rossy

December 12, 2007 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Teyegrrlily613 said...

Hi everyone!! My computer is still down *BUMMED OUT* Well Sparrow you're right and he is turning 37 and Rob I'm sooo sorry about your B'day present being late but the rest will be up on your profile page at your myspace asap. I am at the gym and on my friends lap top.I know I know I am working out!! LOL!!! my fingers!!! :D

Peace everyone! Rob I am getting better at the things you told me about on the Bosu Ball. And I started working on my balance blindfolded.



December 12, 2007 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger bigturtlespike said...

Rob, dude, great blog. You really had a lot to say, and it was a pleasure to read it. I don't blame your for wanting to take some time off. You had been on the road for I don't know how many years, and it's got to get under your skin, after a while. Chris Jericho took off two years and has just come back to WWE, and he looks more refreshed, and more happy to be there than before he left. Hopefully, like him, you will decide to return once you find your passion for it, again. And if not...well, then I would like to thank you for all of the many matches, and countless hours of entertainment that you brought to me, and all of your fans.

As to your question of who held the most World Championships, most of the responses that I saw in your blog didn't pay attention to what you were asking. They all seemed to focus on reigns, not on titles. One guy was close when he said Big Show at three. But, he said he was the only one who had done it. Ric Flair has had three, as well. NWA, WCW, WWF. But, there is, at this time, only one man who has held the top prize in four major promotions. He is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, WWE World Heavyweight Champion, ECW World Heavyweight Champion, and TNA World Heavyweight Champion. That man is Mr. Kurt Angle. He is also a former WWE Heavyweight Champion. I note that separate, sine they are separated by the brands. My source is Wikipedia, just do a search for PWI's list of wrestling World Heavyweight Title Reigns and scroll down to where it shows the graph with who and where they held the belts. Though it hasn't been updated in a while, since Big Shows' ECW reign is not on there.
I don't think that I am wrong on this, but I am open to what anyone else has to say.

Good luck with all of your endeavors inside and outside of the ring.


December 12, 2007 at 11:16 AM  
Anonymous rockysci said...

Dude that was a great post.
I too often think about what makes us choose the decidions we make during our lives. Some if it may be inherent, some of our "morals" may be learned. But one thing is definately certain, stay true to yourself. Money, fame, freedom and even life can all be taken away at any moment, integrity cannot.
Here's hoping that in the future you decide to go into the ring again on a full time basis and continue to entertain wrestling fans like myself.

December 12, 2007 at 12:10 PM  
Anonymous microaggression said...

RVD rocks!!!! RVD i'm big big big fan!

December 12, 2007 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous microaggression said...

RVD i don't have you as an action figure yet. :(

December 12, 2007 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous scottyracer said...

hey mate,your blogs first class without fail everytme,echo your opinions on alot of subjects,very live n let live n better yourself,hope the lack of travelling is helping recharge the batterys,although the business looks to have sucked since 2001,(apart from the first two one night stands)it was ace seeing u back monday night,look forward to the next blog,a musical theme would be cool, take it easy,.....scotty

December 12, 2007 at 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Jadeinne said...

Rob... It's our essay contest on 18. I wish you'd be a lucky charm for me. Thanks!

December 15, 2007 at 2:07 AM  
Anonymous Jadeinne said...

Hey, when did that RAW incident happen???

December 15, 2007 at 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rob!! That was a great surprise to see you on the Raw
15th Anniversery!!! You look in great shape! Take it easy man, and I will keep looking for your triumphant return. I mean, c'mon, Randy Orton taking you out? You're not going to stand for that are you?

Take it easy.

December 15, 2007 at 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Kai said...

Hey Rob, Good for you on leaving when you wanted to leave. It's not always how it ends up, and I'm glad you've had the guts to say you were out. That said, I was surprised to see you on Raw last week. Whether or not you return to wrestling, you'll always be Rob Van Dam, and that means more than just a great wrestler. I can only speak for myself. To me, the name Rob Van Dam signifies a zen like understanding of life, and about a balance between body and mind. Let's face it man, you can do stuff with your body that some Olympic atheletes dream of. No matter where you go, wrestling won't define you like some of your other fans have said here.

I hope things are going even better as we head towards the holidays and what not... though i doubt where you are there is much snow.

Take care amigo and God Bless.

PS: Boondocks is awesome and I think as of right now, Kurt Angle has the record for the most amount of DIFFERENT World Titles at 5. He has been WWE, World, ECW, NWA/TNA, and IWGP. Maybe I am wrong, but I remember reading that somewhere. I hear a lot of little stuff like that where I live. Anyways this PS went longer than I figured so this time I'm really shutting up. Peace.

December 16, 2007 at 2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob, I just saw you on RAW last monday 15th Anniversity. Is that a one time deal or are you back. I hope you are back love to watch you wrestle. I have to agree when you said the guy must be gay when he said Roxxie not hot.

December 17, 2007 at 5:51 AM  
Anonymous CalmMountain said...

Nihao RVD-san -

Wow, you've certainly been keeping busy. Listened to World Talk Live online the day after your interview and almost wish that I hadn't. While it was great that you were given so many opportunities to control the conversation, it was also kind of awkward because the host seemed unprepared and disinterested - and that's putting it mildly. Towards the end of that interview I felt as frustrated as you kinda sounded because it was as if the guy couldn't even be bothered to pay attention. Although, to be fair, maybe he was just distracted by the plethora of bizarre technical problems. *shakes head* Oh and you should get an award for handling caller #1 with such grace. I'm surprised the host didn't have the sense to just hang up on that one.

Missed RAWs anniversary broadcast but heard about it from friends. One of my friends who had watched swore that you'd lost a lot of weight and voiced concerns for your health. Thankfully, I was able to watch the interview that WWE put online and so I no longer share that anxiety. Anyway. Your visit to RAW was definitely a pleasant surprise for the fans. When did you decide to do that? Cripes, you must nearly have gone straight to the airport from the signing on the 8th... Hope that the trip was worth the travel for you! At least maybe now people will realize that Mr. Ortons attack was not the main reason you stepped away from the industry.

Uhm. RVD-san... While we can't expect any one person to save the industry, no one can deny that you always brought an honest work ethic and good energy to the show. So yes, we do miss you for that. However most of us also understand and respect that you need - and deserve - more in your life than wrestling has offered. So thanks again for making the effort to keep in touch with the fans because we'll do our best to follow and support you, whatever you end up doing. And hey, who knows, maybe eventually the rest of the so-called fans will catch on too. It would be nice if they could lose their selective hearing or whatever it is that has caused them to ignore what you've said on many occasions now about being away indefinitely.

I'll take a moment to quote a friend and say: "Remember, you own a telephone for YOUR convenience. Not anybody elses." If you're still getting calls all the time... You have the right not only to ignore them but also to turn off, unplug and/or remove the batteries from your phone, if need be. Because it's prolly annoying after a while.

About the belts, I'll be perfectly honest - I have no clue. But it wouldn't surprise me if the person with the most world championships has been in the business longer than I've been alive. Noticed a few people are guessing Jerry Lawler and that makes some sense because, if I'm not mistaken, he was once the part-owner of a territory and so he could book his own matches. You'd almost need that kind of influence to get a lot of title shots, right? I'd like to be different though and so for the complete and utter heck of it, I'll guess The Sheik.

Thanks for sharing the extended RVD TV trailer. Love the new logo, knew the taijitu had to be in there somewhere. Glad to see that you've surrounded yourself with philosophers who have mostly good energy. Also glad to see that you've kept a piece of your childhood in your life. (The diving board.)

Bible-quoting friends can be amusing. Sometimes they take themselves so seriously that you just have to smile and nod and let them get it out of their system. I mean cripes, it's not as if there's any shortage of bibles in the world. The book has been translated and re-interpreted god-only-knows how many times. Pun intended, of course. Still. You have to figure that somewhere out there exists at least one printing of the book that might include some humorous typos. Could be interesting.

Eh. I'm no great expert but from what I can tell... If all the politics and propaganda was removed from every single religion... Then there wouldn't be much left and most of what was left would likely be redundant and that might surprise some people.

Back when I was taking mythology class, there was a nice theory about Hercules. Goes like this: no actual Hercules, as described in the stories, ever existed. The name 'Hercules' was generic cultural nickname/stereotype for a reasonably strong man. Therefore the stories of Hercules are potentially based on the experiences (embellished in the retelling...) of a wide range of people - instead of a single person. There are arguments that this theory could also be applied to Jesus. That instead of a single divine person, the stories of the bible are perhaps based on a wide range of people (and, in the bibles case, also on the borrowed folklore of many other faiths) whose original names and deeds have been forgotten.

And there's also the issue of Lao Tzu to consider, if you wish. Because no one is one hundred percent certain that there was ever an actual person named Lao Tzu. So the idea has been put forward that perhaps Lao Tzu - considered the founder of Taoism - is just a fictional character, a pen name which other ancient philosophers used to published their works under in order to avoid calling too much attention to themselves. This basic idea, some believe, could also be applied to the whole of the bible.

The source of good morals... Is a good question. I'd like to think it's something intangible. Like part of the soul. Something that maybe you can have even before you are born. That probably sounds weird but I'm fond of the past lives concept and I'd like to think that I'm able to remember some of what I've learned from those past experiences, even if it's only subconscious. *shrugs* Still. I agree that the environment(s) a person grows up in has the ability to shape their definition of what's right and what's wrong.

You say in your example that if you had lived in a society where slavery was okay, you'd still know that it was wrong. I think that I would as well but I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to act on what I felt. Though I can handle being unpopular to a certain extent... It is easy to say that I know that slavery is wrong but I remember from history lessons that the people who felt slavery was right did not mind threatening, torturing and killing anyone who was sympathetic towards the slaves. And while I'm ashamed to admit it, I have to be genuine and say that I just don't know if I would be able to openly risk my life for something I believed in. When I write that down, it seems obvious that I should and would be ready to die for a worthy cause. But I grasp that living the experience would not be simple and so I can't know how I would really react under those circumstances until they occur - and I wouldn't wish for that to ever be the case. Hopefully I would do the right thing.

So in my humble opinion, while each of us is most likely born with our own set of morals, the demands of survival and the environment we live in can certainly distort both our perceptions and our willingness to live up to these standards.

Oh and as for the animals.... A lioness does not get taken to court and charged with murder when she slays a zebra. Many animals would starve if they didn't eat other animals. Humans are animals too - no matter how much we deny it - thus what we do is natural. Hunting purely for sport, I can understand the debate. Hunting endangered species, I can understand why that is restricted. But hunting for food, I fail to see how that is sinful. Granted, it is sad that some of these animals are raised in awful conditions and for the sole purpose of being slaughtered but that is something that consumers and health agencies have the power to change. Tribal beliefs say that the animals and plants came to the Earth in order to offer guidance and nourishment to the humans. With all that they've given us, we should at least be able to offer our fellow creatures some respect.

Hrm. Traveling again already? Well, if a change of scenery is called for then enjoy. Hope that Texas and the holidays are good to you. Hope that the birthday was sweet. Here's to life, liberty, health and the pursuit of happiness in the New Year. *cheers* Please keep taking care.



December 17, 2007 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous DADA said...

Happy birthday Rob! I wish you all the best in the future--happiness, health, and a sense of coolness(shucks!!!). May you have more birthdays to come.

December 18, 2007 at 4:19 AM  
Anonymous jadeinne said...

I see... RVD went back to RAW on its 15th anniversary because somehow, he's been a BIG part of it. It doesn't really mean he's coming back.

December 18, 2007 at 4:23 AM  
Blogger Mr. Jack said...

Happy birthday Rob!!!

December 18, 2007 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous wrestlingneedsrealmetal said...

RVD ur the man! can't wait to see u and booker T in the main event dec 28 in houston! thanks for coming back to texas, I already bought my tickets, gonna be in the 3rd row to see 2 great wrestlers in the ring! can't wait! ECW! ECW! ECW!

December 18, 2007 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Dragon said...

Hey Rob, do you consider yourself fearless?

December 19, 2007 at 5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob isn't fearless. He's scared of his own shadow and spiders.

December 19, 2007 at 12:35 PM  
Anonymous tjwilkerson420 said...

RVD, man that was a huge suprise to me when you appeared on the raw 15th anniversary! It was great seeing you in action again! Happy Birthday as well! You Rule Rob, ECW forever!!!

December 20, 2007 at 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Hu_u? said...

To those who answered Dragon...
SHUT UP, YOU'RE NOT RVD! It's only he who can answer that question.

December 21, 2007 at 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Jadeinne said...


December 21, 2007 at 1:50 AM  
Anonymous Matt Logan said...

Carlos Calon held the UWC World title 26 times mind you it was his promotion .

Raven held the WWF/E Hardcore title 27 times.

December 31, 2007 at 4:49 PM  

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