Rob Van Dam recently appeared on Chris Jericho's podcast, Talk Is Jericho. In part 1 of his interview, RVD revealed that he almost re-upped with TNA last year, but they essentially took too long to get the deal signed.
RVD noted that his three-year contract with TNA ended last year. He said that even though they used up all of his dates, he liked that they continued to book him because it meant extra money. He said that he renegotiated a new deal with TNA, and that they "talked about every single term." He said that he was really looking forward to the deal, but then the company started slacking. They would keep telling him that they would call him, only for the call to never come. They kept passing the blame around as to why the deal was taking so long until RVD had enough.
"I got to a point where I was offended," RVD admitted. "It struck my ego. So I was just like, 'Well, screw them!'"
RVD said that he then reached out to WWE. He said that during his most recent run, he enjoyed working with everybody, but he really put over working with Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro. Jericho brought up that Vince McMahon thought Cesaro was boring at one point, and he thinks that Cesaro will become a huge star. RVD noted how "super impressed" everyone is with Cesaro's natural strength.
RVD also said that he liked working with Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, Abyss, Kurt Angle and AJ Styles in TNA. He regretted not having a good feud with Styles. RVD noted that a lot of guys in TNA could "step up" and go to WWE, but he noted that a lot of guys don't see that as stepping up.
You can listen to the full episode below: