A number of former WWE superstars have moved on to work for different promotions, such as Impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor. Impact has employed a number of wrestlers, and that includes work off-camera as well. This past week, it was revealed that a former ECW World Champion is working as a producer for Impact, while two former champions are out of action due to different injuries.
Raven has been wrestling since the late ’80s, and he was most well-known for his time in ECW before moving to WCW with his Flock. From there, he worked for WWE for a while before wrestling for different promotions around the world.
The former WWE Hardcore Champion is 55 years old now, and his time in the ring may soon be coming to an end. PW Insider is reporting that Raven may be taking on a new position off-camera, as he worked as a producer for Impact Wrestling at their tapings in Atlanta this past week.
Raven isn’t the first ECW star to work backstage for Impact Wrestling, as Tommy Dreamer is also a major part of the creative team. In the ring, Rob Van Dam is still wrestling, but he’s dealing with an injury that is hampering his ability to work.
RVD returned to Impact Wrestling last year, and he had been working with Joey Ryan. Unfortunately, the former WWE Champion hasn’t been seen for a while. It has now been revealed that Van Dam suffered a broken rib during a match in Qatar.
A fan tweeted out a video of the match which led to RVD’s broken rib, and the superstar confirmed it is what caused the injury. The good news is that he also said things are “much better” just two weeks after the incident occurred.
It felt much worse than it looked. It’s a very physical job, so you never know. The fall to the floor was a surprise but this one broke my rib on impact. 2 weeks later today and I’m much better, by the way.— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) March 8, 2020
Rich Swann, another former WWE superstar on Impact Wrestling’s roster, hasn’t been seen in months, and it has now been revealed that he is also dealing with an injury. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion’s last match in Impact was on January 10, and that was when his troubles started.
Swann is currently dealing with a broken tibia, and he’s not expected back any time soon. As a matter of fact, the report from PW Insider is reporting that Swann won’t be back in the ring again until early September.
Many former WWE superstars have found homes in Impact Wrestling whether in the ring or backstage. Unfortunately, two superstars are dealing with injuries which have put their in-ring work on hold. Luckily, Rob Van Dam will likely be back wrestling again soon.