TNA X Division Champion Rob Van Dam appeared on the Jay Mohr podcast on Saturday and discussed a variety of topics, including the benefits of his deal with TNA, and his issues with Chris Jericho. You can listen to the full podcast at Jaymohr.com/mohr-stories.php.
-Van Dam said he has a better deal with TNA than he did in WWE. He said WWE paid for his flight, while he paid for his hotel and rental cars. "I have a great deal with TNA," Van Dam said. "I never would have went there if I hadn't been a great deal because like I said, I had new diva standards."
-RVD said he misses jobbers and enhancement matches. He said there is not a Monday Night War and he would prefer to see the business go back to using more enhancement matches. Mohr said it seems like you are written to be a star today and guys just show up and are stars. He said it felt like the guys involved in the old days were involved before he started watching.
-Mohr asked if there's anyone he wrestled that he thought was a dick. He said he and Chris Jericho had issues because Jericho thought he was taking his place. "According to Paul Heyman, who doesn't mind lying, he doesn't mind telling you something that's completely bullshit, but he was telling me about these conversations that Chris would have, 'Shouldn't that be my spot? Shouldn't I be having that match.'
-Van Dam said he found Jericho to be "such a political bitch." He said he and Jericho got in arguments every day. "I was trying to make myself look good and he was taking from…" He told a story about agents telling them what to do and how Jericho was concerned about getting his offense in. "That's politics," Van Dam said. "Finding ways to make yourself look better." Van Dam said he called his wife and asked her to talk him out of leaving because it was so political.