Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 11/20/14
RVD says it’s TNA that’s slowing him down: Although it might appear that Rob Van Dam is beginning to go through the motions and is winding down his in-ring style, the ECW original is claiming that TNA are the ones preventing him from doing some of the things he used to. The X-Division Champion is coming off a match with Joey Ryan at Turning Point, that wasn’t given much more time than a Impact bout. “I can still do everything I ever could do. The only time I don’t is when I’m held back by things beyond my control,” RVD said during a recent interview with ProMMANow.com. When you’re on TV it’s all about the time, when you’ve got 4 or 6 minutes you’re not going to see a match that goes all around the arena. I’d prefer it that way; I wish I could bring a chair in, throw the rules out, make every match hardcore, because that’s where my heart is. I’m a show-off and I want to show off that I have a lot more moves.” One has to question why the company would give him the X-Division title if they’re going to stifle his in-ring work and fail to use him to put over younger talent. There’s certainly room for TNA to push the envelope, while WWE is constrained by the PG era. ________________________________________________________________________________ Cody Rhodes shaken-up after SmackDown taping: Live fan reports from this week’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Cleveland, suggest Cody Rhodes took a nasty bump during the Tag-Team Title match being filmed for Main Event. Rhodes reportedly landed hard on his shoulder after being knocked off the ring-apron and had to take a breather. Medical staff looked him over and he was visibly shaken-up, but he soldiered on until the end of the match. He doesn’t look to be injured enough to take time off. ________________________________________________________________________________ Alberto Del Rio doesn’t think Attitude will return: During an interview with CBS Cleveland prior to Tuesday’s tapings, Alberto Del Rio said he didn’t think the edgier content would return now that Linda McMahon has bowed out of politics. “To be honest with you, no, because we don’t decide that.” It’s a business decision said Del Rio. “The company must do whatever is best for the company and the fans.” Ricardo Rodriguez who was with Del Rio discussed Jerry Lawler’s heart attack. “We were hearing everyone kind of panic and it was very scary,” said Rodriguez. “You’re at a point where he basically died… It was definitely a scary moment.”
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Broncos will franchise tag Demaryius Thomas

Marshawn Lynch on final SB play: 'I was expecting the ball'

Report: Rangers acquire Keith Yandle from Coyotes

Report: Bucs to keep Vincent Jackson under current contract

Twins to limit players' smartphone use on game days


Shane Battier: Carmelo Anthony is not that tough to guard

Ronda Rousey would be 'happy' to fight Cat Zingano again

Markieff Morris calls out Suns fans after loss

Cowboys to let DeMarco Murray test free agency?

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184, keeps MMA rumors alive

Dick Vitale will not call Duke-UNC rematch either

WATCH: James Harden kicks LeBron in the groin

Jim Harbaugh tells Madonna he respects her toughness

Are the Oakland Raiders finally trending up?

Durant blasts Instagram hater for Westbrook comment

Three potential big signings the Steelers could make

Kevin Garnett buys 1,000 tickets for Timberwolves fans

Michigan fan has incredible Charles Woodson tattoo

WATCH: NIU C brings down basket on dunk

McCown plans to embrace mentoring role with Manziel

Chris Sale out three weeks with foot injury

NHL analyst calls out media over Blackhawks report

Alabama recruits aim to bring the dynasty back

WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Broncos to franchise Demaryius

James Harden kicks LeBron in groin

Lynch: 'I was expecting the ball'

Report: Rangers get Yandle from Coyotes

Harbaugh respects Madonna's grit

Twins to limit game day cell phone use

Kevin Durant blasts hater on Instagram

KG buys 1,000 tickets for T-Wolves fans

Markieff Morris calls out Suns fans

Cowboys letting Murray test market?

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184

Rousey beats Zingano in 14 seconds

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.