Rob Van Dam - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Rob Van Dam, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Robert Alex Szatkowski was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 18, 1970, and he is currently 53 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, working for AEW, under the ring name of Rob Van Dam.

Rob Van Dam was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as an individual and in the Hardcore Hall of Fame in 2022.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Robert Alex Szatkowski
  • Ring Names
    • Rob Van Dam ( May 23, 1993 - Present)
    • Robbie V ( January 11, 1993 - June 6, 1993)
    • Rob Van Dam ( January 14, 1991 - January 22, 1993)
    • Rob Zakowski ( June 17, 1991 - July 15, 1991)
    • Rob Szat ( August 4, 1990 - June 16, 1991)
  • Born December 18, 1970 (age 53)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Billed From
    • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)
  • Nicknames RVD, The Whole F'n/Dam Show, One of a Kind, Mr. Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday Night, Mr. PPV, The Battle Creek Barbarian

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( August 4, 1990 - Present)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW January 31, 2024 Present
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW September 23, 2023 October 25, 2023
    Promotion INDY December 20, 2014 September 30, 2023
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW August 2, 2023 August 9, 2023
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingIMPACT April 4, 2019 September 29, 2020
    Promotion 5 Star Wrestling5 STAR February 1, 2018 March 20, 2018
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE June 16, 2013 August 29, 2014
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingTNA March 8, 2010 March 1, 2013
    Promotion Nu-Wrestling EvolutionNWE June 12, 2008 July 20, 2008
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand ECW May 29, 2006 June 3, 2007
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw June 27, 2005 May 28, 2006
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown March 22, 2004 June 26, 2005
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw March 25, 2002 March 21, 2004
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF July 9, 2001 March 24, 2002
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW January 5, 1996 January 13, 2001
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 19, 1993 June 6, 1997
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 23, 1993 May 22, 1993
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face April 3, 2021 Present
    Heel October 20, 2019 April 2, 2021
    Face December 9, 2001 October 19, 2019
    Heel July 9, 2001 December 8, 2001
    Face January 9, 1998 July 8, 2001
    Heel May 1, 1997 January 8, 1998
    Face August 24, 1996 April 30, 1997
    Heel May 11, 1996 August 23, 1996
    Face January 23, 1993 May 10, 1996
  • Images
    Apr 2019
    Apr 2019
    Mar 2010
    Mar 2010
    Jul 2001
    Jul 2001
    Jan 1996
    Jan 1996
    Aug 1990
    Aug 1990

  • Finishers
    • Five Star Frog Splash - High-angle Frog Splash ( January 23, 1993 - Present)
    • Van Daminator - Spinning Heel Kick to a steel chair held in front of the opponent's face ( January 5, 1996 - Present)
    • Van Terminator - Corner-to-corner Missile Dropkick with a chair or a trashcan positioned on the opponent's face ( January 5, 1996 - Present)
    • Coup de Grâce - Split-legged Moonsault ( January 23, 1993 - January 4, 1996)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Walk" by Pantera - Single ( August 2, 2023 - Present)
    • Theme Song "The Whole F'n Show!" by Kushinator - Single ( April 3, 2021 - August 1, 2023)
    • Theme Song "Storm the Gate C" by Brian James Brasher & Sonny Del Grosso - Single ( October 20, 2019 - September 29, 2020)
    • Theme Song "One of a Kind" by Breaking Point - Single ( July 14, 2013 - October 19, 2019)
    • Theme Song "The Whole F'n Show! (Edit)" by Kushinator - Single ( March 8, 2010 - June 1, 2013)
    • Theme Song "One of a Kind" by Breaking Point - Single ( January 7, 2002 - January 25, 2009)
    • Theme Song "Dam-Nation" by Jim Johnston - Single ( July 9, 2001 - January 3, 2002)
    • Theme Song "Walk" by Kilgore - Single ( June 1, 1998 - January 7, 2001)
    • Theme Song "Walk" by Pantera - Single ( June 1, 1997 - May 31, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Poundcake" by Van Halen - Single ( January 5, 1996 - May 31, 1997)
    • Theme Song "Scoop it Up" by Bob Taylor & James Kalamasz - Single ( January 23, 1993 - May 22, 1993)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2021, Individual
    • Hardcore Hall of Fame - Year 2022, Individual
  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment

    • 1 WWE Championship
    • 1 ECW World Championship
    • 2 World Tag Team Championship (1 with Kane, 1 with Booker T)
    • 1 WWE Tag Team Championship (1 with Rey Mysterio)
    • 6 WWF/E Intercontinental Championship
    • 4 WWF/E Hardcore Championship
    • 1 WWF European Championship

    Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

    • 1 TNA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 TNA X Division Championship

    Extreme Championship Wrestling

    • 1 ECW World Television Championship
    • 2 ECW World Tag Team Championship (with Sabu)

    All Star Wrestling

    • 1 ASW North American Heavyweight Championship

    American Wrestling Rampage

    • 1 AWR Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 AWR No Limits Championship

    Battle Championship Wrestling

    • 1 BCW Heavyweight Championship

    International Wrestling Federation

    • 1 IWF Television Championship

    National Wrestling Council

    • 1 NWC Tag Team Championship (with Bobby Bradley)

    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    • 1 PCW Heavyweight Championship

    Peach State Wrestling

    • 1 PSW Cordiale City Heavyweight Championship

    South Atlantic Pro Wrestling

    • 1 SAPW Tag Team Championship (with Chaz Rocco)

    World Stars of Wrestling

    • 1 WSW Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWE Mr. Money in the Bank (2006)
    • WWE Grand Slam Champion
    • WWE Triple Crown Champion
    • AAW Perth Classic Tournament Winner (2017)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Lou Thesz Award (2020)
    • 1° in the PWI 500 (2002)
    • PWI Comeback of the Year (2001, 2010)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2001, 2002)

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