Rob Van Dam

American professional wrestler and actor

Robert Alexander Szatkowski[9] (born December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan),[9] 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 nameRobert Alexander Szatkowski[1]
Born (1970-12-18) December 18, 1970 (age 53)[2][3]
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.[2][4]
Spouse(s)
Sonia Delbeck
(m. 1998; div. 2018)
Katie Forbes (m. 2021)
Websiterobvandam.com
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Robbie V[4]
Matt Burn[5]
Rob Szatkowski[4]
Rob Van Dam[6]
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)[6]
Billed weight255 lb (116 kg)[6]
Billed fromBattle Creek, Michigan[7]
Los Angeles, California[8]
Trained byThe Sheik[2][4]
Debut1990[2][4]

Championships change

Van Dam held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

References change

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Rob Van Dam Bio". Slam! Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
  3. Baines, Tim (April 7, 2002). "The Sheik kept Van Dam sharp". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Rob Van Dam « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  5. "Former WWE Champion Reveals He Worked For WWE As A Jobber". WrestleTalk. December 24, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "RVD - WWE Profile". WWE. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  7. Powell, Jason (November 24, 2002). "5 Yrs Ago: ECW Arena - Dreamer, Tazz, Storm, Snow, Lynn, Dudleys". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  8. "TNA Wrestling profile". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Rob Van Dam Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-04-28.

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