RVD: “I feel great mentally and physically”
Rob Van Dam admitted to having hundreds of concussions over the course of his career. He said once he found out from Nowinski that having a concussion means being altered in any way, whether it’s feeling dizzy or a loss of hearing or anything similar, he feels like he endured that hundreds of times. He commended the current practices in which doctors are present to check on superstars who may have sustained a head injury. Despite the amount of concussions he’s had, he said he feels like he is in good shape both physically and mentally.
“Once I found that out, I started thinking about all the times Balls Mahoney whacked me with a chair, and I’d take a second and I’d be like, ‘Whoa!’ Sometimes everything is in slow motion, sometimes the sound is out just for a couple of seconds. That happened hundreds and hundreds of times during my matches, and I just kept on going and ignored it,” he said. “Now, they want to pull you aside and make sure you’re OK because that’s a pretty big thing, which I didn’t know back then and now I do know that. But I feel fine now, to answer your question, I feel great mentally and physically.”
(Pro Wrestling & MMA World)