|Dennis Keith Rodman|
|Born||May 13, 1961|
Professional wrestling career
|Ring Name||Dennis Rodman|
Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities.
World Championship Wrestling (1997–1999)
- Main article: The New World Order
After getting suspended for the rest of the 1996–1997 NBA season, Rodman seriously took up his hobby of professional wrestling and appeared on the edition of March 10 of Monday Nitro with his friend Hollywood Hulk Hogan in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). At the March 1997 Uncensored event, he appeared as a member of the N.W.O. His first match was at the July 1997 Bash at the Beach event, where he teamed with Hogan in a loss to Lex Luger and The Giant. At the August 1997 Road Wild event, Rodman appeared as the Impostor Sting hitting Luger with a baseball bat to make Hogan win back the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
After the 1997–1998 NBA season, Rodman and Malone squared off again, this time in wrestling at the July 1998 edition of Bash at the Beach. He fought alongside Hulk Hogan, and Malone tagged along with Diamond Dallas Page. In a poorly received match, the two power forwards exchanged "rudimentary headlocks, slams and clotheslines" for 23 minutes.
i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling and retirement (2000)
On July 30, 2000, for the i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling pay-per-view event, he fought against i-Generation Champion Curt Hennig in an Australian Outback match. The event was subtitled Rodman Down Under. Hennig won the match by disqualification. Rodman refrained from wrestling at the top level and retired.