RVD Says Mike Awesome’s Ex-Wife Nixed Plans To Do A Dark Side Of The Ring Episode On Him

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WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam recently spoke on his podcast, “1 of a Kind,” about a variety of professional wrestling topics including why there will not be an episode of Dark Side of the Ring about Mike Awesome:

“My thoughts on that are that it’s not gonna happen,” RVD said. “I talked to them about it. I would have been a big part of it. Mike was my road wife for a while in 2001, maybe 2002. We traveled together, he and I and Shawn Stasiak when Shawn Stasiak was on the road. For some reason sometimes I guess we were split up between RAW and SmackDown back in the day on different shows, but me and Mike traveled together.”

RVD continued, “I knew him very well from spending so many hours with him and stuff. I was very happy to hear from Dark Side of the Ring when they wanted to know if I would be willing to talk to them. Absolutely. I feel like let’s get Mike’s story out. That’s what immortalizes us and for celebs, a lot of people that want to be celebs anyway and don’t just stumble upon it, that’s kind of the goal, isn’t it? If you’re building your fan base, you’re building your fame. That’s increasing your stature and thereby in your profession, your value goes up.”

RVD stated that the Mike Awesome show will not take place due to his wife’s objections. RVD said, “As I understand it, Mike Awesome’s ex-wife put the kibosh on the whole project. I was very bummed to hear that because like I said, I mean, without that, it’s just like, bury him and forget about him. Personally, I know that he missed his kids so much. I can’t believe he hung himself and would do that to his kids. He loved his kids and missed his kids all the time, not his wife so much and he would be very upfront about that. I would poke him and grill him, ask him some questions, and he missed his kids.”

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(h/t to WrestlingNews.co. for the transcription)