Rob Van Dam
American professional wrestler and actor
Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born December 18, 1971 in Battle Creek, Michigan), better known by his ring name, Rob Van Dam, is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for working for WWE. He has also wrestled with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 1996 to 2001 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from 2010 to 2013. His finishing move is the Five-Star Frog Splash.
|Rob Van Dam|
|Birth name||Robert Alexander Szatkowski|
|Born||December 18, 1970|
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
(m. 1998; div. 2018)
Katie Forbes (m. 2021)
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Robbie V|
Rob Van Dam
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Billed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|Billed from||Battle Creek, Michigan|
Los Angeles, California
|Trained by||The Sheik|
Van Dam held many championships during his professional wrestling career:
- All Star Wrestling
- ASW North American Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- American Wrestling Rampage
- AWR World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- NLW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- Extreme Championship Wrestling
- ECW World Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Sabu)
- ECW World Television Championship (one time)
- Fifth ECW Triple Crown Champion
- International Wrestling Federation
- IWF Television Championship (one time)
- National Wrestling Council
- NWC Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Bobby Bradley)
- Peach State Wrestling
- PSW Cordele City Heavyweight Championship (two times, first)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Comeback of the Year (2001, 2010)
- PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2001, 2002)
- He was ranked #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2002.
- Pro Wrestling Report
- Match of the Year (2006) (vs. John Cena at ECW One Night Stand II)
- South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
- SAPW Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Chaz Rocco)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- World Stars of Wrestling
- WSW World Heavyweight Championship (one time, current)
- World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment
- ECW World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- World Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Kane (one) and Booker T (one))
- WWE Championship (one time)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Rey Mysterio)
- WWF/E Hardcore Championship (four times)
- WWE European Championship (one time)
- WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (six times)
- Money in the Bank (2006)
- Fifteenth Triple Crown Champion
- Seventh Grand Slam Champion
- ↑ Hornbaker, Tim (2012). Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. p. 538. ISBN 978-1-61321-075-8. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Rob Van Dam Bio". Slam! Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
- ↑ Baines, Tim (April 7, 2002). "The Sheik kept Van Dam sharp". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Rob Van Dam « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
- ↑ "Former WWE Champion Reveals He Worked For WWE As A Jobber". WrestleTalk. December 24, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 "RVD - WWE Profile". WWE. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- ↑ Powell, Jason (November 24, 2002). "5 Yrs Ago: ECW Arena - Dreamer, Tazz, Storm, Snow, Lynn, Dudleys". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
- ↑ "TNA Wrestling profile". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "Rob Van Dam Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- Official website
- Rob Van Dam's profile on WWE.com