I want to see a Rob Van Dam vs. Big E Langston feud. RVD could bump all day for Langston, much like how Dolph will, to really establish Big E as a powerful heel. Plus, a loss to Big E if he has a good back-and-forth match or two with Dolph won't hurt Van Dam, because it seems a lot of people rate Big E fairly high.
Maybe after a loss to Dolph at Summerslam in a 10/15 minute back-and-forth bout with some great selling from Dolph, Big E can come out and take out his frustrations on RVD on Raw to make a statement after being in the shadow of Dolph all year. Then in a return match on the next Smackdown between Big E and Dolph, RVD could run down and cost Langston or something.
It's something I'd really like to see. I think Langston working against Kane in all those tag matches improved him massively as a big man, and perhaps working with an experienced albeit a bit stiff and wreckless RVD will pass on some good knowledge for him to apply in matches with other smaller, nimble guys.
Out of the options there, I like the idea of RVD having a mid-card title feud most. Both champs need a high-profile challenger badly, but I give the edge to Ambrose over Axel with regards to which mid-card champion should benefit from a rub from RVD. Axel will be guaranteed not to keep a low profile as long as Heyman is by his side. Ambrose, on the other hand, feels like he has been demoted since becoming champion; he's gone from beating some of the biggest names on the roster to losing to Usos/Christian. A feud with RVD would provide for some exciting matches and boost the credibility of the US champ and title, provided he retains.
I actually think the idea of RVD in the tag division is not bad at all. He could be paired with a younger guy, perhaps even an NXT prospect, to create a nice combination of youth and experience. This way, the younger guy can do a lot of the legwork and van Dam can come in for the hot tag and the highspots. It would add to a very shallow tag team division; the only problem is, it would further reduce the chances of guys like the PTP finally getting a legitimate shot at the belts.
A heel turn would be too soon now (barely two weeks into his latest WWE tenure), and I believe would be too soon in three months, but frustration with not achieving at a similar level as at his peak could be a good turning point for his character. A heel RVD could be fresh; it feels like a long time since we've seen him as a bad guy. The only issue would be that, when introduced as a heel before, he still got face pops, and the chances are that that would happen again, unless he changed his in-ring style - and if he did that, his appeal would be gone overnight.
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Malenko, E. Guerrero, Rude, Breaks, Regal, Gagne, Dynamite Kid, Hansen, AA, Backlund. Current favourites: Bryan, Ziggler, Bad Influence, Aries, Roode, Joe, Steen, The Shield, Punk
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Originally Posted by Tito Ortiz, 15/8
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