RVD Says He Knows TNA Wants Him, Lashley/MMA, DDP, Cena/Psych Ratings
By Ryan Clark | January 28, 2010
-- Rob Van Dam knows TNA wants a piece of him and said once again the "ridiculous never-ending" WWE schedule will play a factor in which company he decides will wrestle for. Van Dam told Alex Marvez of Scrippsnews.com, "I do have some interest right now in what's going on with the big companies. I know (Hulk) Hogan would like to have me. Eventually, (TNA) may start to wear me down and my 'no thanks' will become 'well, maybe.' I have some interest, but I don't know what's going to happen. I don't see myself going back to the full-time, ridiculous never-ending WWE schedule. I couldn't wait to get away from it before."
Aside from the brutal WWE schedule, Van Dam still has sour grapes about how WWE handled the "new" ECW: "WWE destroyed that and made it very symbolic. They wanted everyone to know ECW was dead and this new group happened to be called ECW. That was the last cycle of frustration for me."
-- As noted earlier, TNA star and MMA fighter Bobby Lashley, who makes his Strikeforce MMA debut this Saturday night on Showtime, will be a playable character in the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. Lashley's addition to EA MMA was announced on today's "MMA Live" show on ESPN.com. Lashley joins Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture as big names in the game. EA MMA, which will challenge the sequal to UFC's popular "UFC: Undisputed" game, will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms this summer.
-- Diamond Dallas Page will appear on the 10! Show tomorrow morning on NBC 10 in Philadelphia to promote his new fitness system. Tickets for the show are free and can be obtained by emailing Colin.McAndrew@nbcuni.com.
-- John Cena's appearance on the season debut of Psych was a big hit. The show did a 3.3 rating, which beats their last season debut.