WWE is speculating on the future of Rob Van Dam on television following his defeat to Alberto Del Rio at Sunday night's Battleground pay-per-view. The following excerpt is from their official match recap:
Given the ruthless attack on his arm, will RVD be able to to return to in-ring competition any time soon? And now that he’s turned back two consecutive pay-per-view challenges by Van Dam, where does Del Rio — emboldened by a supremely physical win, but cognizant that Mr. Money in the Bank, Damien Sandow, remains lurking in the shadows — go from here?
As we noted in our Raw preview, RVD is not advertised for this week's broadcast. Further, he's been expected to go on hiatus soon as his contract with WWE is in 90-day increments.