In a recent episode of his 1 Of A Kind podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam discussed several topics, including Paul Heyman being inducted into the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame, if he should be the one to induct Heyman next month and more.

“I think it’s really cool, I think that it’s giving him his well deserved flowers. I worked with Paul obviously in ECW, so I have that perspective of him with his hands-on skills of building superstars, helping talent find their way and connect with their skills, and maybe even, definitely even exposing some of their weaknesses so they know about it.

He’s just always been that guy that obviously we can all say ECW wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for him, The Whole F’N Show wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for Paul. When I was in WWE with Paul, I really got a kick out of seeing the WWE wrestlers giving Paul the same respect that we did in ECW.

I think they can definitely find somebody better than me, it would be an honor, and of course if I was nominated and asked to do it, I would give it my best. I think that I would want input from other wrestlers, I mean Dreamer, Bubba, Taz, those guys know Paul a lot more than I do, they were in New York, I would see him on the weekends, they’d see him all week and they were there in the office and the production studio, helping move the TV forward, and also with merchandise and just booking towns, everything, they really worked with him, so there’s that.

Even before ECW, he managed a lot of wrestlers, some of them could probably tell some good stories about Paul transitioning from being the fan that was selling programs to the camera guy to you know, actually managing talent, or however. If that pathway is flawed, then excuse me, but it was something like that. The Samoans, I don’t know if they speak English that well, but there’s definitely some others, Shane Douglas, I put him on my list, I don’t know what their relationship is, but that’s how I feel about it.

I’d be honored, of course I would do it, I would want input from everyone else, and I feel like I only knew one, maybe two sides of Paul.”

The full episode is available at this link.