Sam Roberts caught up with Rob Van Dam at this year's Ringside Fest in New York City, and RVD spoke on a number of topics including his return to WWE, his current hiatus from the company, WWE's Wellness Policy, who he likes in the company right now and much more. You can check out the entire interview in the video below. Regarding his current WWE contract status, RVD had the following to say:
"A lot of it has to do with what else is going on. There are a few projects that might possibly come to pass within this timeframe. The action movie that I'm not trying to talk about so much in case it doesn't happen. I had one starring role in this movie "The Wrong Side of Town." The same production crew has been trying to pick up the pieces since then because producers were fighting on the set and nobody wanted to work together.
It may possibly be that if that happens, it could prolong a return. Just based on wrestling, what's the right amount of time to take off, it's a mutual decision. My deal is done. I still consider myself in the WWE family, but technically on paper I am now without contract."