Rob Van Dam Reveals Jimmy Del Ray Got Him To Smoke Weed For The First Time

Rob Van Dam opens up about his journey with marijuana and how it began.

Long before Matt Riddle and MSK were openly making jokes alluding to smoking weed on television, Rob Van Dam was the first mainstream wrestler to have that associated with his character.

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Marijuana is such a big part of Rob's character in and outside of the ring that he started his own CBD brand and even gifted Vince McMahon rolling papers following his own induction into the Hall of Fame.

Speaking on his WWE Icons special, Rob Van Dam reveals how his journey with weed began and why former Heavenly Body, Jimmy Del Rey is responsible.

"It was actually 1991. I had a wrestling show in Jamaica. All the boys were so excited because the ganja was plentiful. I didn't smoke it. I didn't want to. But, we were all at a cabana and the boys were passing around a joint and I remember Jimmy Del Rey saying, ‘Here.’ I was like, ‘Oh. No thank you. I'm good.’ He's like, ‘Hit it you Prima Donna it's not going to kill you.’ I was like, oh. okay. I remember hitting it one time. Did not enjoy it. I remember staring at the wall and feeling more paranoid. ‘They’re going to say I'm stoned now. Why am I looking at the wall?’ That was my first experience.

“I was noticing these athletes that I look up to that are in great shape, a lot of them smoke weed. That made me think maybe I should look into it. That opened up this whole new universe.”

Now, RVD has his own CBD brand which you can check out at

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