8 reasons why Rob Van Dam's return is the biggest story of the summer

#8 Because he's money

Fans know it, his friends know it, his opponents know it, even RVD himself knows it: Van Dam is so money.

Nearly instantly when he joined WWE in 2001, RVD took the title scene by storm by nabbing the Intercontinental Championship, unifying it with the European and Hardcore Championships, and picking up a series of tag team titles. Any way you slice it, Van Dam was loaded with gold. But the best was yet to come.

At WrestleMania 22, The Whole Dam Show lit up The Grandest Stage of Them All by becoming Mr. Money in the Bank. He then took advantage of that privilege like none had before or have since by cashing it in an “Extreme”-ly friendly environment at ECW One Night Stand. Van Dam knows how to handle himself on a ladder or while holding a briefcase. If there’s one pay-per-view that Mr. Pay-Per-View himself is comfortable in, it’s the one that will happen on July 14.

And you can take that to the bank.

Watch Van Dam win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 22 | Watch RVD announce that he's cashing in Money in the Bank