Rob Van Dam recently told Slam! wrestling why he is always honest with the fans: “That’s what I enjoy out of it. I get this positive energy from the fans. They all tell me ‘Yeah, I heard you’re a really down to earth guy and you’re really honest’, and it’s the truth. If they ask about these other wrestlers, saying ‘so and so is an a-----e’, I tell them. Some of these guys ARE assholes. Even if they didn’t have money and weren’t on TV, I think it’s in their nature. My nature is to be straight and to say these things that other wrestlers won’t.”
We have heard from several readers that Earl Hebner and his brother used to run a wrestling merchandise and patio furniture store out of Richmond, Va. that sold replica belts, CDs, PPV chairs and more. This could be a possible reason for his firing. We do know that he was released and Dave, his twin brother, is under investigation. Keep in mind that Dave was in charge of merchandising sales at local arena’s for house shows so this could be a much larger deal than first thought.