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Rob Van Dam pro
Robert Alex "Rob" Szatkowski
BornDecember 18, 1970
FromBattle Creek, Michigan, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameRob Van Dam
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
BilledBattle Creek, Michigan
Los Angeles, California


Robert Alex Szatkowski (December 18, 1970), better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam (frequently abbreviated to RVD), a American professional wrestler and occasional actor who performed in ECW and WWE.

He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s, with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment in the early to mid-2000s. Van Dam has won 21 total championships (including three world championships) and is the only wrestler in history to have held the WWE Championship, the ECW World Championship (once holding the WWE and ECW titles simultaneously within WWE). Van Dam is also the 2006 Money in the Bank winner, a WWE Triple Crown Champion, and a WWE Grand Slam Champion. Following the end of The Undertaker's Wrestlemania winning streak in 2014, Van Dam's record of 4-0 is now the longest active undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Van Dam is also undefeated at November to Remember (3-0).

Van Dam gained his mainstream popularity by 1998 when he won the ECW World Television Championship, which he held for a record 700 days. Between ECW, WWF/WWE, Van Dam headlined pay-per-view events in three decades between the 1990s and 2010s, closing the ECW's premier annual event November to Remember in 1998. Van Dam is also a five time world tag team champion (two ECW, two WWE World Tag Team, and one WWE Tag Team). He is a six-time WWE Intercontinental Champion and was the final holder of the WWE Hardcore Championship and the last WWE European Champion, unifying both titles with his Intercontinental Championship. He is the only wrestler to have simultaneously held the WWE Championship and ECW World Championship.

Rob Van Dam/General

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