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Rob Van Dam recalls his time in amateur wrestling, kickboxing – WWE Sports

On his own WWE icon In a documentary, WWE Hall of Fame Rob Van Dam talked about the various routes he took to start wrestling when he was young. During the documentary, Van Damme talked about his time in amateur wrestling and kickboxing. Check out his comments.

About his short mission as an amateur wrestler:

“When I was in my third year of high school, I wanted to be a professional wrestler, so I was enthusiastic about everything I could do to achieve that goal, such as fitness, stretching, and weightlifting. I went into wrestling. I didn’t stick to it for a very long time. I weighed 165 pounds, but I remember the coach saying, “I think I can go down to 135.” Hey, you’re kidding, I want 235 weight. I’m trying to gain as much weight as possible. I wanted to maximize my potential, but for the years I was still growing, I wanted to keep my growth uninterrupted. “

About how he found kickboxing:

“When I was still in high school, there was a very important day in my journey when I and my friend found a man with a ring in a wrestler. I drove past this in the backyard. Having found the ring, I went and knocked on his door and told him that we needed a training ring because we would be professional wrestlers. Kickboxers and promoters, and he ran a kickboxing show. I have … I need to train with his kickboxer just for the ring time. After all the drills and all the sparring, we wrestlers get the ring and what they want to do I was able to … I was learning how to kickbox, whether I wanted to or not. That’s why I went inside. I was really good at kickboxing and really started to enjoy it. I was knocking out everyone, no matter how much experience I had. I was able to get a lot of punishment. I was paying the membership fee before I entered the world of professional wrestler. “

(Transcription by H / T, Fightful)

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Rob Van Dam recalls his time in amateur wrestling, kickboxing

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