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Why Rob Van Dam is in no hurry to return to WWE

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When we last saw Rob Van Dam in a WWE ring back in the summer of 2014, he was losing to Seth Rollins and generally considered an afterthought on a fairly deep and talented roster. It turns out, as he told the WNS Podcast, that's exactly why he's in no hurry to come back:

"I had some good matches because all the wrestlers up there are really good and I had some matches that I enjoyed with Seth (Rollins) and Cesaro. But, overall, it was nothing like the run the year before. 2013, I came back after many years off WWE television. They promoted it strong. Like maybe stronger than anybody's return before with the video packages of RVD coming back. When I came back, I delivered. Money In The Bank match in Philadelphia, that was awesome. That whole run I had a good time in 2013. In 2014, it was like they had nothing for me. No big intros, the writers seemed to not notice I was there. Like my music hit the day after WrestleMania and I kinda just walked out like I had always been there. It was good but I don't think there was a lot of utilization put on RVD. That's really the big reason I'm not in a hurry to go back."

It's hard to argue with his assessment. He was absolutely treated like a top level star upon his initial return after many years away but it wasn't long until he became a bit player, swept up in the creative laziness that tends to overrun WWE at times. Would it be any different if he came back next week? Or even next month?

Well he's not, is he?

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