WWE Superstar Rob Van Dam refuses to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Over the past couple of months, you couldn’t possibly log into social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram without seeing someone else who was taking the plunge in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Among the millions of people who have already participated are quite a few of the Superstars in the WWE. Everyone from Chris Jericho to an unwitting Seth Rollins, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Edge and Christian, and even the boss himself, Vince McMahon.
Earlier this afternoon, Goldust added his name to the list of Superstars who have taken the plunge. Unfortunately, there is one name you will never see added to that cold, wet list; WWE Superstar Rob Van Dam.
Van Dam has even gone as far as to take to his Twitter page and tell his fans to stop wasting their time nominating him as he won’t be conforming.
Everyone challenging me to dump ice on my head will be forced to accept that I am a nonconformist. @PlatypiProd
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) August 20, 2014
Some of his fans were less than amused with his stance; however, there are some who politely pressed him to at least make a donation to the cause.
“@Onthefiresedge: RVD I get not doing the ice, but how about a donation?” For validation? Brag that I “helped”? I’ll keep my efforts private
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) August 21, 2014
To some degree, I can understand his point of view about “keeping his efforts private,” but there’s really no need to be so standoffish about something that is so simple and for such a good cause.
Apparently someone never told him that if he didn’t have anything nice to say, maybe he shouldn’t have said anything at all. On the flip side, maybe if Dean Ambrose makes his re-emergence he can give RVD the same treatment he gave Seth Rollins.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think Rob Van Dam is being a grouch about this whole thing, or do you think that the situation is being blown out of proportion? Let us know what you think in the comments below.