Rob Van Dam’s new opponent for Hardcore Justice named
The story began making the rounds on the Internet Saturday that Jerry Lynn, who was scheduled to face Rob Van Dam in one of the two main events at TNA’s Hardcore Justice pay-per-view tonight, had suffered a back injury and would be unable to compete.
About an hour ago, TNA president Dixie Carter revealed on her Twitter page who would take Lynn’s place against RVD.
It will be Sabu.
When I first saw the reports Saturday evening about Lynn’s injury, the first person I thought of to fill the spot was Sabu, who had already been listed on TNA’s website as appearing on the show.
RVD and Sabu have a history, and quite frankly, as good as the RVD-Lynn series of matches were back in the day, Sabu is viewed as a much bigger star than Lynn among die-hard ECW fans.
On a side note, I spent some time with RVD Saturday afternoon, as he was in Baltimore along with several other TNA stars for the National Sports Collectors Convention, and he did not seem to know anything about Lynn having to back out of the match. In fact, during an interview that I conducted with him, RVD said how much he was looking forward to getting in the ring again with Lynn.