WWE has officially announced that Rob Van Dam will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2021 class, first reported by Fox Sports on Monday.
WWE stated the following on their official website: “RVD is the latest inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. He’ll take his place in sports-entertainment history during the 2021 Induction Ceremony, streaming Tuesday, April 6 on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.
One of the most innovative grapplers to ever step foot in the squared circle, Van Dam first broke out in Extreme Championship Wrestling in the mid-1990s. His cool, calm, and laid-back demeanor was the complete opposite of the competitor he became once the bell rang. Employing a mix of devastating martial arts kicks and breathtaking aerial attacks, RVD quickly became one of ECW’s most popular stars and one of its most decorated champions. After a brief stint in WWE, Van Dam captured the ECW World Television Championship and held onto it for an astonishing 699 days. RVD was also a two-time ECW Tag Team Champion alongside notorious risk-taker Sabu.“
The class of 2021 includes RVD, Kane, The Great Khali, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff and will be inducted alongside the 2020 Hall of Fame class of The nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin “Thunder’ Liger.