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

#2 Because he's defeated John Cena

At One Night Stand 2006, RVD defeated Cena to capture the WWE Title in an Extreme Rules Match. With a red-hot New York City crowd behind him, Van Dam lit up the Hammerstein Ballroom and dropped the one Superstar who, perhaps more than any other, represents everything that the spirit of ECW does not.

In doing so, Van Dam not only scored a massive personal victory, but he also brought prestige to a long line of his fellow hardcore competitors. Establishing himself as an unquestioned main-event performer, RVD’s trailblazing win over The Champ went a long way in legitimizing ECW and its band of misfits and proving that they can hang with — and beat — the very best in the business.

Van Dam’s return is even more intriguing when you consider the fact that Cena is the reigning WWE Champion. Will RVD once again set his sights on the Cenation leader?  And if he does, can Cena stop him?

Watch the legendary WWE Championship Match at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom