RVD gets alot of crap and most of it comes from the people who dismiss ECW as a gimmick promotion. Just because there were more spots involving 'flips' and crashing through tables doesnt dismiss the fact that it gave us some great wrestlers\matches. RVD was a badass. He has proven he can beat 'superstars' in other promotions as well as dominate in a hardcore environment. Just because a man does some flips and high flying moves alot of people dismiss him as a great wrestler. Thats trash. What the hell do you think HBK and Rey do? Yet they are so highly regarded and RVD gets lumped into the ECW trash can. Race is a tough bastard, no doubt, but this match is under ECW rules. Rules that RVD thrived under. Race can mix it up when need be but to what extent? We know he is from the old days where matches could last a long time, but at a way different pace. Could he do that against RVD in a ECW rules match? Tough as Race was, probably not. RVD fought some great matches against Jerry Lynn that not only were great technically, but were hardcore. They lasted longer than 90% of matches do nowadays, blended the best of hardcore and chain wrestling, and were entertaining as hell. After a good 20 minutes of back and forth wrestling, things get extreme. Race gets in some fantastic brutal offence; but RVD keeps on coming. He throws it all at Van Dam; Last ditch effort- Race goes for the piledriver but RVD reverses in to a back body drop. RVD pulls an exhasuted Race to the turnbuckle and Race eats a Van Terminator. Race gets to his feet, swings wildly and gets a sweep for his trouble. RVD drags his lifeless body to the center of the ring, and goes to the top rope. 5-Star Frog Splash for the win about 30 minutes in. RVD moves on.