Rob Van Dam's Height
5ft 11in (180.3 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 11.5in (181.6 cm)
American Wrestler. This photo was from a London Film Convention in 2016.
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Average Guess (31 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.87in (182.6cm)
Current: 5ft 11.17in (180.8cm)
Markus said on 5/Sep/17
Shawn Michaels was clearly taller than Van Dam, but Rob has Michaels with a lower
peak height (5-11,25) - that doesn´t work!
Anon2 said on 29/Aug/17
Big Rob and Big Rob
said on 26/Aug/17
Rob, how likely is 6ft peak?
Editor Rob: I'm not sure of a full six feet, though on a good day maybe he was!
errybodyshutup said on 4/Aug/17
i give this rating a "two thumbs down"
Pierre said on 29/Jul/17
5"10.5' with the same posture as Rob
said on 26/Jul/17
Robs not a small guy weighing 179 pounds at 5ft8. But yeah Van Dam has got much bigger arm muscles
Van Dam probably takes roids anyway
Editor Rob: I ain't exactly a guy who does weights, but these wrestlers do have a fair bit of muscle on them...
I believe I was roughly in 172-4 pound range last summer, but today I am sitting on 178 pounds.
said on 18/Jul/17
Compare his arms with Rob's...lol... He may weigh 220 pouds..right Rob?
Editor Rob: yeah somewhere in that range is likely.
Attitude said on 16/Jul/17
Rob actually measures up to RVD really well. Doesn't looked dwarfed by him. Great example of a sub-six footer getting a hugely inflated height. He's in the same height range as HBK, Lance Storm, Ric Flair...
Considering this, if Shawn Michaels was 5'10-5'11, then Rob looks the exact same height as Marty Jannetty. I would love if you could get him on the site.
said on 15/Jul/17
Rob..about footwear? Is 179 cm possible?
Editor Rob: inch sneakers, so similar that day.
said on 2/Jul/17
So Rob has finally met him, well he does look 181 minimum so he could be 5'11.75" peak.
Editor Rob: he's what I'd call right on 5ft 11
heightchecker34 said on 18/Jan/17
RVD always looked like a 5'11 guy, even in his prime. He does carry himself very short... even though he doesn't slouch. He always does measure up to other 180-182 cm wrestlers such as Shawn Michaels and CM Punk. So the most I could see is 5'11.25''. Very chill guy haha.
yoda said on 26/Dec/16
This guy used to be billed at 6'3, a decade ago. But Kurt Angle was also billed at 6'2 and Test was billed at 7'0, so I'm not surprised.
Attitude said on 18/Nov/16
Rob Van Dam is at a footwear disadvantage. He wore flat soled shoes. HBK nearly never ever has in-ring or out the ring.
manny said on 22/Sep/16
Good estimate I'd say this is on the money I mean with boots on he's gotta be a strong 6 ft but my friend showed me a pic when he's seen him in. Amsterdam and he was only a little shorter shorter and my friend was wearing airmax and he's definateky 6foot so
said on 21/Aug/16
Interesting Rob, why is it that he doesn't look near 5'11 in those segments with Shawn Michaels though? I don't doubt your assessment at all but he looks like the shortest looking 5'11 guy I've seen in wrestling
Editor Rob: I think he can carry himself shorter than he might actually measure.
said on 16/Aug/16
He looks nowhere near this height in segments with Shawn Michaels:
Editor Rob: I seen Van Dam now 10 years ago, never got a photo though, but finally managed to meet him. Today when he stands tall I think he is about 5ft 11.
Destino said on 10/Jun/16
He's more than an inch shorter than Cena who's billed as a 184 cm guy here. 5'11 flat for RVD.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/16
Scott Hall was billed at 6ft7-8, Reigns 6ft5 and Rollins 6ft4
John said on 1/Feb/16
@Rampage (-_-_-) Clover
Definitely not few. There are a lot. Ex: John Cena, Big Show, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Scott Hall, Diamond Dallas Page, Steve Austin, Billy Gunn (Gunn was at times even billed shorter than his actual height)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
One of the few guys actually close to his billed height (6ft).
said on 15/Dec/15
here's a video which can proove a lot
rusev is 6 ft and he's barefeet and van dam is whith his lifting boots and still shorter than him. anything to say Rob ?
Editor Rob: from that clip it's not a great deal to go on. But with a guy like Cena I think Dam could look not more than 5ft 11
anonymous said on 12/Dec/15
ok im just curious many sites have him listed as 5'10 in the movie wrong side of town he doesnt look as big as 6 foot and in the wrestling is very well known that billed height is 2-4 inches more than the real one. so what makes you think rob van dam is 6 foot rob ?
Kevin said on 2/Dec/15
Love RVD, but think he should be down graded to 5'11 even, met him and he was barely an inch taller than me, fun guy to hang out with if you get the chance...
andre said on 7/Oct/15
rob is 5ft10.5 barefoot
Josh1 said on 8/Aug/15
5-11 , 6'0 with boots on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/15
This definitely puts Steve Austin no lower than 6ft1
said on 5/Feb/15
Rob I would be shocked if he was over 5ft 11. Any chance he is shy of 181cm, let's say 5ft 11 flat?
[Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if he was just 5ft 11 flat]
Rick said on 18/Jan/15
It's pretty well known that they exaggerate height by 2 or 3 inches in pro wrestling. If he is billed at 6' 0" or 6' 1", then he's probably around 5' 10" to 5' 11".
The Ben said on 27/Dec/14
I met RVD a couple of times. 98 when he looked a solid 5'11 and a very ripped 215 lbs. met him at TNA 2012 and he was 5'11 but was very heavy, I would have said 250. He had a huge gut and was very thick. Big legs and ass.
said on 26/Dec/14
Rob he looks 5ft 11 flat to me. What's the lowest height you see him?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 11 and 11.5, anywhere along there could be argued.]
ZenMaster said on 15/Aug/14
Alex, I think Austin was a solid 6'1" in his prime.
Alex 6'0 said on 14/Aug/14
ZenMaster looks more 5'11ish the same as RVD. RVD was always shorter than 6'0-6'0 1/2 Steve Austin
said on 14/Aug/14Click Here
Here's another one for people who think I'm lying about being 6'. How am I even or even slightly taller than Shelton Benjamin who is listed at 6.0'5" on this site?!
ZenMaster said on 14/Aug/14
So, yes, my 6'1" claim is in shoes, and that day I was standing at a SOLID 6'1" in those shoes (Griffey Air Max 2's). That said, my posture is not good at all, and the angle of that picture is very strange. I actually just measured right now and I am 6'0.25". Conclusion: 6' for RVD is spot on.
ZenMaster said on 14/Aug/14
And If you wanna get technical, the shoes I was wearing that day, I was probably standing a solid 6'1.25". RVD is a solid 6' in my opinion.
ZenMaster said on 14/Aug/14
Lol @ thinking I'm lying. When I said 6'1" I meant in shoes. I'm 6' even. Does that make this picture believable now? You can see the angle is all ****ed up too. It looks like I'm leaning somewhat.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jul/14
Rob are you sure this wasn't you around the 1991 period wearing Steven Seagal's big boots :-) It definitely sounds badass!
bot123 said on 22/Jun/14
5'11.5 max, probably hit 6'0.5 in wrestling boots.
cHUCKY said on 18/Jun/14
If Zenmaster is 6'1, RVD is 6'2. Why do people feel the need to lie bout height?
said on 26/Feb/14Click Here
Well, I have a picture here with RVD. I'm 6'1" and you can see he's about the same as me. It looks like I'm leaning in a little bit though so that could bring me down some.
James said on 12/Jan/14
These days 180cm
Joe G said on 24/Dec/13
I have met Rob very cool guy he seemed about 5'10 without wrestling boots.
NNW said on 15/Jul/13
180 CM no more, no less.
vegas said on 25/Jun/13
dunnit i saw rvd and sabu standing up talking to one another couple of summers back, rob had at least 3 inches on sabu these days..maybe it was less before sabu decided to destroy his body
dunnit said on 30/May/13
Well if RVD is 5'11", then Sabu should be like an inch or two shorter, cause there was no way in hell that Sabu is really 6'0"....
Red said on 12/Aug/12
This height is spot on, miss the last comments.
Vegas has a great pic with RVD
Albi said on 1/Jun/07
Its a little frustrating seeing that a lot of the celebrities on this site are put at exactly 1cm shorter than what they claim. 1cm is a very small difference, certainly not noticeable by someone who is 10+cm shorter than them. I say if you have no strong proof of that 1cm just put their billed height. This way you're hurting your credibility. The phrase "...because I can" is coming to my mind.
Ben said on 25/Apr/07
the reason van dams boots look so big is because of the padding on the top! not because of huge lifts, i met him 10yrs ago and id say 5'11. and he doesnt look to have shrunk.
Derek said on 16/Dec/06
RVD is a tad taller than Jonny, so 5'11 1/4"-5'11 1/2" makes sense for RVD.
Jordan said on 14/Dec/06
Well taking jonny's advice about the boots i think RVD is 5'11.25 to 6'0 IMO
Jonny said on 4/Aug/06
RVD wasn't wearing big shoes, I remember noticing him wearing normal trainers which I doubt had any lifts in them and if they did they can't have been much. I was probably wearing bigger shoes than him! But you are right, it's never easy to tell the exact height of someone because everyone wears different shoes.
JK said on 1/Aug/06
yep, and his official site has his correct height listing..
TheMan said on 30/Jul/06
Ok i see that but we havent seen he's footwear and pictures can do funny things sometimes. Im not saying im right but it's just from what ive seen. Ive seen Cena seem alot taller than him now if he's saying he's 6 foot and RVDS boots are huge he can look that low. It's possible he is 5,11 as i said before im not sure. But ive seen plenty of pictures where people look the same height and their not. Ive seen pics were stallone looks the same height as arnold schwazzenger. If he's 5,11 he's 180cm but it's also possible he's like 178. I think 5,9 is maybe too low of a rating lol. I guess you don't remember he's shoes jhonny. I could imagine he wears chunky shoes becuase he deffently wears lifts with he's wrestling boots and he still doesnt look that tall. Thats really the only reason i am so sceptical.
ralph said on 30/Jul/06
Excuse me, TheMan, but are you blind? Dont you see the pic beside johnny? And he said he looked 6 foot, so what are you saying about five foot ten?
TheMan said on 29/Jul/06
RVD IMO is about 5,10 max. The reasons i say this is he wears huge huge boots in the ring. And he still alot shorter than guys like Cena who he should be the same height as. Im not sure if he is 5,11 it's possible but if he is he's not a very strong 5,11 about 180cm that IMO is being very generous id say he could be as low as 5,9.
JK said on 29/Jul/06
hamtaro you are right man,, thats the thing most of these people don't get, I have actually met Cena in person and i swear he was ATLEAST 6'1'' if not taller, i wish these people could meet him in real life so then they will find out if he's 6'1'' or not...
Joe said on 7/Jul/06
This guy is just under 6'0 from what ive gathered. This estimate is spot on. He might as well be billed as 6'0 as some wrestlers really overdo the fake height thing, e.g. 6'8 hulk hogan.
Anshelm said on 23/Jun/06
Looked a little shorter (one inch?) than John Cena.
Alex said on 1/Apr/06
He looks 5'11 at least, maybe 5'11.5. Going by most pics he looks 5'11 flat.
[Editor Rob: yes, knock a little off him now]
Jonny said on 31/Mar/06
Yeah it's hard to tell, there isn't much difference between us if any at all, but I reckon he is probably 5'11.5".
Jason said on 30/Mar/06
He appears the exact same height as Jonny there. Maybe Jonny thought he was slightly taller because his eyes are situated a little higher.
[Editor Rob: it depends...always remember that if you've got a guy closer to camera this can play with actual heights, especially depending on how close the cameraguy is. But I could see 5ft 11.5 for him, my own estimate was he appeared close to 6ft, so...]
Editor Rob said on 30/Mar/06
Here is the picture Jonny promised to send of him and Van Dam.
Jonny said on 29/Mar/06
I am a legitimate 5'11", I have my pic with RVD showing him to be that or slightly over, I'll send it.
[Editor Rob: yes, send please and I'll add it]
Alex said on 21/Mar/06
I can't see anyway RVD as low as 5'10. 5'11 is the most accurate even though he MIGHT be as low as 5'10.5 as Jason says he may be.
Liz said on 12/Mar/06
I once saw him at the mall because there was an event for his video game store and he looked like 5'10".
Alex said on 3/Feb/06
I see the pic with Van Dam and Jim, don't think its 7 inches of height between them so it puts Van Dam at 5'11 exactly. Its more like 6 inches apart.
Jason said on 11/Jan/06
Pic 21 of gallery 2 of hillbillyjim.com - 6'5'' Jim with Rob Van Dam. Hmmm ... Van Dam looks more like 5'10 1/2''. Maybe his wrestling boots were giving him more when you met him, Rob?
[Editor Rob: my impression was 182cm, although he does have good posture. Without a picture though an estimate might be off...his trainers didn't appear that suspicious though, although I don't remember him using the old 'ultimate warrior' raised eyeline trick...]
obsessedwithwwe said on 12/Nov/05
hes 5'11" flat not quite 6' as he says he is ... maybe with those big boots of his ...
TheMan said on 27/Aug/05
I agree he's a solid 5,11 doesnt touch 6,0 though mid 5,11 thats all IMO. Also wrestlers wear huge boots Van damme wears huge ones so don't be so sure he's actually that tall. In the ring he's about 6,1 2 inches taller atleast. In reality he's 5,11.
Lex said on 24/May/05
I met Rob after a wrestlig show, he did look about 5'11.