Saturday, March 10, 2007

WCW: Dennis Rodman

Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player best known for his defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times. He is also well-known for his controversial antics on and off the court. He has been featured in several television and film roles.

When Rodman entered the NBA Draft in 1986, he was officially listed as 6'8" while playing one of the most physical positions in basketball at power forward. Despite often being matched at a height disadvantage, he became one of the most dominant rebounders in NBA history, and was also a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Rodman wrestled a few matches for World Championship Wrestling and was a member of the nWo with Hulk Hogan, a friend of his. There was much controversy because Rodman was red hot due to his Bulls career, and Hogan made sure to make the most of it, sticking close to Rodman during any publicity to insure he would receive some publicity himself. 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. He skipped practice with the Bulls to wrestle, infuriating both basketball fans, and Head Coach Phil Jackson. As a result he was fined by the NBA for skipping practice. At Bash At the Beach '98, Rodman & Hogan defeated Karl Malone & Diamond Dallas Page.

On July 2, 2004 - TNA Impact: Team Canada (Petey Williams & Bobby Rude & Eric Young) defeated 3-Live Krew w/Dennis Rodman..
Rodman sat at ringside and did absolutely nothing making his appearance virtually useless.
He reportedly showed up to the taping refusing to do any of the stuff pitched to him.

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