Paul Heyman Drops a Huge Spoiler! New WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Revealed

Published 03/27/2021, 7:59 AM EDT
Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Manager Paul Heyman in ring during event at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/19/2018 CREDIT: Rob Tringali (Photo by Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X162079 TK1 )


WWE has been announcing a Hall of Fame inductee each day for its 2021 class. Recently, Paul Heyman dropped a huge clue about the next name that WWE will announce. It’s none other than Rob Van Dam!

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In a recent tweet, Heyman posed in Rob Van Dam signature style, but with the caption that he wasn’t going to give a spoiler. The irony!

Even though reports had confirmed Rob Van Dam’s induction to the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2021, this is the first time anyone from WWE acknowledged the same.

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WWE is yet to make an official announcement about Rob Van Dam’s Hall of Fame induction.

Recently, two-time Hall of Famer Booker T opined that it was time WWE inducted Rob Van Dam to the Hall of Fame. He thinks everything that RVD brought over from ECW contributed majorly in WWE’s growth.

“RVD definitely deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. What he brought to the world, just from the ECW stuff that he did, definitely, he’s one of those guys where I talk about, his name gets there well before he does. That’s RVD. ‘Man, who’s RVD?’ You know he’s somebody.

“All of the stuff Rob has done in the business, but everything that he’s put in, as far as his body goes, I mean Rob was one of those guys that always threw caution to the wind. A guy who’s never, you know, never hurt missing in action, as far as going out and getting the job done.”

The other inductees announced by WWE are Molly Holly, Kane, Eric Bischoff, and The Great Khali.

Rob Van Dam held several titles during his career

Van Dam’s rise to fame started at ECW, and he signed with WWE in 2001. However, he came along with the ECW faction that worked in the WCW invasion angle.

During his wrestling career, he secured several championships. He won the Intercontinental championship six times, the WWE Championship once, World Tag Team titles twice, Hardcore title four times, WWE Tag team title once, revived the ECW title once, and won the European title once.

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In the history of WWE, he is the fifteenth triple crown champion. Furthermore, he is the seventh grand slam champion.

Rob Van Dam retired from WWE after some personal issues took precedence. However, he debuted at IMPACT in 2010, where he defeated Sting and then won the championship after defeating AJ Styles.

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He made a brief return to WWE, only to quit and go back to IMPACT Wrestling. RVD is currently a free agent.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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