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Although Rob Van Dam and TNA have yet to officially announce they have parted ways, RVD talked in the past-tense about this stage of his wrestling career in an interview with Shelly Martinez on Monday.

RVD commented on "life after TNA" during the interview with Shelly on VOCNation.com: "First off, I'm looking forward to seeing you at WrestleCon. Up here at the office in Hollywood, one of the projects I'm spending a lot of time on is the lifestyle brand...It's getting ready to blow up."

The new project is a clothing line that features Shelly and TNA Knockouts modeling his "non-conformity" brand of t-shirts and sweatshirts.

The recent X Division champion also released a new audio blog denying that he said during his previous audio blog that he's a free agent and just sitting at home without a contract.

Also during the interview Shelly, RVD made it sound like TNA would be his preferred option if given a choice whether to continue with TNA or re-join WWE in the future.

"I've been wrestling over 23 years and I just started feeling like I deserve to have respect over the last few years. TNA gave me first class treatment, and that was a big change from WWE," RVD said.

You can listen to that interview here.