CBD wins Media Man 'CBD Of The Month' Award
Body and Spirit
his nearly three decades in the squared circle, Rob
Van Dam set himself apart for being an equal parts
charismatic personality and one of the highest flying
wrestlers in all of the promotions hes wrestled
for. Starting from humble roots in local house shows
in Michigan, Van Dams illustrious career as
The Whole Fucking Show has resulted in
an endless number of championships across Extreme
Championship Wrestling (ECW), Total Nonstop Action
(TNA), and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
throughout the course of much of his career, Van Dam
has been an open advocate for community and the medicinal
uses of the cannabis plant. Whether incorporating
hints of 4/20 and cannabis culture into his wrestling
persona with slogans such as RVD 420 which
translates to means I just smoked your ass
or displaying the passion for the plants several
medicinal uses across countless interviews, Van Dams
passion for cannabis-based medicines and culture has
always been apparent.
a physical level, the number one thing its done
is prevent stress. By using cannabis, Ive allowed
to not fall victim to stress. Because of that, I feel
Im at my best when I can get my head to where
Im doing the best and thats regardless
of time zone or town Im traveling to
I show up, there are fans who bought tickets to see
me months ago and I wanted to give them the RVD they
expected to see.
Van Dam (RVD)
not too surprisingly, a three-decade and counting
career of being one of professional wrestlings
most acrobatic, high-flying performers hasnt
come without several injuries and lasting ailments.
a professional wrestler, Ive had over 500 concussions.
None of us understood the concussion damage until
we got educated on it. Van Dam informed.
Dams struggles with lasting concussion conditions
particularly during 2016 and 2017 was greatly documented
in Headstrong, a 2019 documentary that details the
story of Van Dams foray into stand-up comedy
which is interrupted by medical issues and concerns
that he may have acquired Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
(CTE), the same condition that several other athletes
across professional sports are struggling with upon
retirement from physically intensive sports.
is very relative to the reason why I wanted to look
into CBD products and in particular, something for
the brain. Although I dont have CTE, Im
tired of my friends killing themselves over depression
they got from acquiring several concussions so I wanted
to do something that would help all of us.
as cannabis-based medicine is becoming more and more
mainstream and accepted every year, Van Dam realized
that now is the time to combine his interest in combating
concussion damage and chronic ailments that affect
so many with his interest in cannabinoids. By producing
the medicine with a team of partners, Van Dam could
directly supply a potential remedy to not only wrestling
superstars and alumni but also to the dedicated fans
just like that, RVDCBD was created.
that moment forward, weve rolled up our sleeves
and got to work with the singular goal: To make and
distribute the highest quality CBD products, that
are both strong enough and effective enough
even for RVD.
weve continued on with that as our mantra, weve
been making friends and growing the R-V-D fan base
to this very day
shares a story about why he undermined Brock Lesnar;
how Lesnar made him feel in the ring - 4th September
Lesnar isn't like any other WWE Superstar that you
and Brock Lesnar put up many have driven each other
to their limits.
RVD and Brock Lesnar have been through hellacious
battles in the WWE on many occasions. One of their
best matches was at the 2002 King Of The Ring Final.
Brock Lesnar beat RVD at the event but later RVD got
the better of The Beast when Van Dam retained his
Intercontinental Championship against Brock Lesnar
on facing Brock Lesnar back in 2002
was a guest on the 411 Wrestling Interview Podcast. On the show, the former Paul
Heyman Guy discussed a myriad of topics. He spoke about how John Cena turned fans
that were against him to cheer for him.
the show, RVD also spoke about facing Brock Lesnar and what The Beast told him
when they met backstage.
did. I didnt know him that well. But Paul [Heyman] was really high on him,
so Paul was like the middle man that was standing there when I was talking to
Brock earlier in the day. And Paul was talking about, Brock is going to
give you his finishing move, the F-5. I went, Whats that?
And Brock looked at me and goes, Im going to have you up here on my
shoulder, and then he reaches up, No, Ill have you like
Like Im gonna, and then he goes, Ill just get you. Dont
worry about it. And I was like, Huh. My whole career, Ive
noticed that people expect me to be lighter than I am because Im always,
always close to 235. It goes up or down a little bit, but Im always around
235. And Ive had people say, Do a crossbody. Ill catch ya,
and then they blow their knee out and then theyre mad at me because Im
heavy. So, I remember thinking, Wow. This guy. OK, lets see what he
can get, and he picked me up for that F-5, he made me feel like I weighed
five pounds. Hes the strongest guy Ive been in the ring with. And
I do enjoy working with him. Im a fan of his athleticism. Im a big
fan of his in general, so I love it when hes got like a UFC fight or whatever.