Rob Van Dam Reflects On Winning The WWE Championship From John Cena

RVD is one of a kind and he proved that in 2006 when he cashed in his Money In The Bank contract to challenge John Cena for the WWE Championship.

Speaking on his podcast “1 Of A Kind,” Van Dam reflected on the moments following the conclusion of the match when he dethroned Cena to become the new WWE Champion.

“What I remember about that is [the referee counting] 1, 2, 3. Oh my God, that just happened,” Van Dam said. “That’s how I felt. I’m on top of the world right now. The coveted, top seat in the industry. [It was like] ‘Woah,’ and I did it my way which meant so much more to me than winning it twenty times doing it their way.”

Van Dam recalled the moment when he dropped down to his knees to take at the moment when he was handed the WWE title by the man who made the three-count, Paul Heyman.

“This is the way I remember it,” Van Dam said. “He was like, ‘If you’re going to cry, then we’ll cry together. We’ll play it that way.’ Instead, I think I grabbed the belt and he went from almost crying to not crying just by playing it off of me.”

RVD did not see WWE Chairman Vince McMahon backstage following his win, he credits the build-up he went through throughout his career that made him into who he is today.

h/t from Wrestling Inc.

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