Originally Posted by Eve's Arse No.1
Rob Van Dam owns the name and trademarks to his character. He worked out a deal with WWE prior to signing a TNA contract that would allow THQ (the maker of Smackdown vs. Raw 2011) to use the "Rob Van Dam" name and his likeliness in the game. Obviously this is one of the tremendous advantages to securing the trademarks to your ring name and being allowed to use it in WWE because not only will he get his salary checks and bonuses from TNA, he will get a bonus check based on a percentage of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 sales.