In addition to this attribute, they both have one trait that few others possess more than Hardy and RVD: experience (much of which was in WWE). But many fans wonder, who’s the better wrestler? Well to get more specific, who had more of an impact on WWE?
These two wrestlers are very familiar with each other, too. Starting in 1997, Hardy and Van Dam had several different matches against one another. They competed in stellar matches for the Hardcore Championship, as well as the European Championship.
And to look at the bigger picture, both competitors had remarkable accomplishments in WWE.
Van Dam is a former WWE Champion, Money in the Bank holder, and a six-time Intercontinental Champion.
Hardy is a former WWE Champion, two-time World Heavyweight Champion, four-time Intercontinental Champion, and a six-time WWE World Tag Team Champion.
So both of these Superstars had a fairly equal amount of championship gold in WWE.
Another aspect of these wrestlers was their hardcore, high-flying style. They both used this to their advantage, but at the end of the day, Jeff Hardy did a much better job capitalizing on his high-risk moves. Hardy always got fans off their seats, and he was the more impressive athlete.
Jeff Hardy possessed more charisma than many WWE stars, which is why he was dubbed “The Charismatic Enigma”. He had fans’ support from when he entered the tag team division in the 1990s to when he left WWE in 2009.
Between 1998 and 2009, Hardy took part in many historic matches. One of the best matches of all-time was at WrestleMania X-Seven when The Hardy Boyz competed in a triple threat TLC Match for the WWF Tag Team Championship. Another fantastic bout was at Armageddon 2008 when Hardy defeated Edge and Triple H for the WWE Championship.
Rob Van Dam, on the other hand, did not have as many notable matches during his WWE tenure. This contributed to his weaker charisma because he did not have as many exciting matches to thrill the crowd.
Both of these stars had fantastic qualities that brought them to great heights in WWE, but when all these traits are combined, Hardy is the more well-rounded wrestler.
He is a phenomenal competitor in both singles competition and in the tag team division, whereas most of Van Dam’s WWE career was spent in singles matches.
Also, Hardy’s final years in WWE were spent winning three world championships. But
Van Dam, however, had mediocre WWE runs in 2013 and 2014.
Without a doubt, both Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam were tremendous WWE wrestlers, but Hardy had more of an impact on the promotion. Whether it was his vast charisma, five-star matches, or extensive wrestling style, Jeff Hardy did a better job proving himself in WWE.