Rob Van Dam - in Wrestling

In Wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Five-Star Frog Splash (High-angle frog splash, sometimes while turning in mid-air)
    • Van Daminator (Spinning heel kick to a steel chair held in front of the opponent's face)
    • Van Terminator (Corner-to-corner missile dropkick, usually with a chair positioned on the opponent's face) - innovated
    • Split-legged moonsault – 1991 to 1996, used as a signature move thereafter
  • Signature moves
    • 450° splash – AJPW
    • Bridging German suplex
    • Bridging Northern lights suplex
    • Corkscrew leg drop
    • Diving Crossbody, sometimes while springboarding
    • Fireman's carry slam, followed by a middle rope diving moonsault
    • Guillotine leg drop, sometimes a slingshot or while jumping off the apron to an opponent draped over the ring barricade.
    • Inverted surfboard, sometimes while also applying a dragon sleeper
    • Lifting double underhook facebuster, rarely used after 2001
    • Monkey flip to a standing or cornered opponent
    • Multiple kick variations
      • Chair Surf / Skateboard (Running dropkick, driving a steel chair into the face of a seated opponent in the corner of the ring)
      • Drop
      • Feint savate fouetté, transitioned into a spinning sweep
      • Diving super, sometimes while springboarding
      • Leg-feed feint enzuigiri spun into a back kick
      • Spinning crescent
      • Spinning heel, to an oncoming opponent
      • Step-over spinning wheel, as a kick counter
    • Plancha
    • Rolling Thunder transitioned into either a monkey flip, a somersault senton or a vertical splash
    • Standing moonsault, sometimes preceded by a cartwheel
    • Suicide somersault senton
    • Turnbuckle thrust, to a cornered opponent followed by a standing backflip and either another running turnbuckle thrust or a monkey flip
  • Managers
    • Bill Alfonso
    • Paul Heyman
    • Jerry Lawler
    • Stephanie McMahon–Helmsley
  • Nicknames
    • "Mr. Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday Night"
    • "Mr. TNA" (In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling)
    • "Mr. Pay-Per-View" (In Extreme Championship Wrestling)
    • "Mr. Money in the Bank"
    • "The Battle Creek Barbarian"
    • "RVD"
    • "The Whole Dam Show"
    • "The Whole F'n Show"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Poundcake" by Van Halen (ECW; 1996–1997)
    • "Wail" by John Spencer Blues Explosion (ECW; 1997)
    • "This Is Extreme" by Harry Slash and The Slashtones (WWF; 1997)
    • "Walk" by Pantera (ECW; 1997–2001)
    • "Walk" by Kilgore (ECW; 1998–2001)
    • "The Whole Dam Show" by Jim Johnston (WWF; July 9, 2001–January 3, 2002)
    • "One of a Kind" by Breaking Point (WWF/E; January 7, 2002–September 2007)
    • "Fury of the Storm" by Shadows Fall (WWE; Close to end of his WWE career)
    • "The Whole F'n Show!" by Kushinator (IGF, AWR, WSW, TNA; March 2010–present)

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