There have been some speculations on the type of contract that Rob Van Dam is looking to sign with WWE. Not a lot has changed from the last time around. The former heavyweight champion wants to keep a simple schedule on a short term deal that should probably last approximately three months.
"This is WrestleMania 30. I've pinned Hogan once and he's never pinned me. From a fan's perspective, and WWE Universe and Vince McMahon, it never had closure. The business that would be done, the interviews and stuff would be coming from the heart. We could try to outraise the bar of the WWE entertainment machine in our sport, if they let us go toe to toe and don't script us. The fans will see really how it got started and why, and then they'll see the conclusion. They are asking can I get in shape. I am already in shape! They are asking Hulk Hogan. But there is a fear, I guess, of whether we can pull off the performance."
- Roddy Piper
Roddy Piper pitched a Wrestlemania idea to WWE, where he would team up with a heel against Hulk Hogan and John Cena. Piper wanted the partner to be CM Punk, but it appears that management is currently against the idea of turning him back to a heel.
While there has been no confirmation or announcement from WWE yet, the belief is that a deal with Rob Van Dam will be made, so that the former heavyweight champion can make his return at the Royal Rumble pay per view as a surprise entrant in the main event.
Rumors going around right now is that WWE is going to be inducting the main event of the very first Wrestlemania into the hall of fame this year. It would open the doors for the company to have more inductions and feature performers multiple times.
Aside from ruining an on screen segment with Chris Jericho, another issue between Roddy Piper and WWE was the fact that the company wanted to restrict his ability to make appearances on other shows, which Piper refused to agree to since it might hurt his son's MMA career.
The latest wrestling legend to to find their way on to the Steve Austin podcast is Roddy Piper, who revealed that the two WWE legends really do not know one another all that well despite crossing paths a few times throughout their careers.
There are speculations going around right now that Hulk Hogan will be making an appearance on the next episode of Monday Night Raw, in order to start building up some sort of program for Wrestlemania 30, which might also feature Roddy Piper as well.
During his Piper's Pit segment on Monday Night Raw, Roddy Piper, who was spotted with handwritten notes on his the back of his hand, was said to have forgotten some discussion topics while interviewing Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Word going around is that WWE has forgiven Roddy Piper and is working with him again because they want to utilize him in a match at Wrestlemania 30. Piper himself pitched the idea of a tag team match, where he and Hulk Hogan would be on opposite sides.
While he is willing to return for the period between the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania, Rob Van Dam is said to be unwilling to stick around with WWE until Extreme Rules. Management wants the former ECW star for the show, but it goes beyond the three month period that he wants to work.
There are talks within WWE of utilizing Roddy Piper in a match at Wrestlemania 30 now that the heat on him has died down. Some of the plans being discussed even has him possibly working with Hulk Hogan, either as a teammate or opponent, as well.
While it has been years since his heyday as a professional wrestler and actor, sources are stating that Roddy Piper still has a net worth of $4 million right now. The belief is that he made quite a bit of money during his time with WCW and has invested well.
Booker T has announced a very special treat for fans of his wrestling promotion down in Texas. Former WWE and ECW heavyweight champion Rob Van Dam is set to work a Reality of Wrestling event on January 11, 2014 in Houston.
Roddy Piper received some backstage heat within WWE after some unusual behavior during an interview segment with Chris Jericho back in 2012, but it appears that the company has decided to forgive him and bring him back for the Old School Raw episode next week.
Since some fans requested to see it, Rob Van Dam posted a picture of himself with long hair on Twitter.
Ricardo Rodriguez, who has not been utilized much on television since the departure of Rob Van Dam, has been training on his in ring skills. The California native wants to wrestle for WWE in the near future.
Rob Van Dam will be performing his stand up comedy routine tonight at Sal's Comedy Hole in Hollywood. It is a birthday event, and the former WWE and ECW champion was invited to participate.
"That is another reason I'm pretty sure I won't be returning there any time soon. Hunter was pretty obviously jealous of certain individuals. I'm not saying he was jealous of me. I could tell he was envious of (Rob) Van Dam. He was extremely envious of Rob's success. He was jealous of Van Dam's personality. He was jealous that people gravitated towards Rob, because people liked being around Rob because he was very positive. The most glaring was the work rate. Hunter has had the same matches his whole career. If the guy is so damn tough, why does he need a sledgehammer. How do you justify this guying be a bad ass if he always has a weapon. Hunter is like that nerd that throws out a joke expecting the room to start laughing and ends up laughing at his own joke."
The belief is that Rob Van Dam will be working during the stretch between the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania 30.
There are talks that Rob Van Dam could be brought back to WWE at the Royal Rumble.
Rob Van Dam and Diamond Dallas Page were both in attendance at the Bellator MMA event in Long Beach over the weekend.
While he is open to making a guest appearance, WWE still has no interest in using Roddy Piper after what he did during his last stint.
Roddy Piper will be doing a Piper's Pit segment with Jimmy Hart at an independent wrestling show in New York this weekend.
In a match that was surprisingly given almost twenty minutes, Alberto Del Rio defeated Rob Van Dam in a Hardcore Rules match via submission to retain the World Heavyweight Championship at the WWE Battleground pay per view.
Chris Benoit shocked the wrestling world when he was able to win the Royal Rumble and earned himself a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. He was successfully able to eliminate the Big Show to win the match.