The Story of Dennis Rodman in the nWo

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Dennis Rodman in wrestling sounded like a far fetched idea in 1997 and 1998. When Dennis Rodman appeared in WCW and joined the nWo, the goal was to create as much media buzz as possible. The Chicago Bulls were the hottest and most succesfull basketball team in the NBA, making the Bulls a global brand with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Rodman at the forefront. Dennis Rodman was already quite friendly with Hulk Hogan before 1997, Rodman had escorted Hogan to the ring during the 1995 Bash at the Beach main event. But when Rodzilla joined the nWo in 1997 and went on to compete in WCW Pay Per View shows, the media went into a frenzy and all eyes were on WCW.
Between missing practice to show up on WCW Nitro and wrestling Karl Malone at the 1998 Bash at the Beach show, Dennis Rodman's time in wrestling was quite remarkable. Wrestling, the NBA, the nWo and Dennis Rodman himself were all at the height of their popularity. Dennis Rodman in WCW was a prime example of how hot professional wrestling was during the mid to late 90s.
Topics and matches covered in this video:
00:00 - Celebrities in wrestling
02:43 - Dennis Rodman in 1995 WCW
04:31 - Rodzilla joins the nWo
07:34 - Hogan & Rodman vs Luger & The Giant
11:50 - Rodman misses practice to show up on Nitro
13:04 - Karl Malone in WCW
15:42 - Dennis Rodman & Hulk Hogan vs Karl Malone & DDP
18:04 - Randy Savage vs Dennis Rodman in 1999
- Much More!
#Wrestling #WCW #Documentary


  1. BigDaddyKing632
    13 ditë më parë

    I always wanted that nWo Terminator shirt Hogan had

  2. planescaped
    Muaj më parë

    Rodman in his original WCW appearance at Bash At The Beach was acting like he was high on something. Weird and erratic is putting it mildly. Between shots of him just looking off into space with a million yard stare and a goofy grin on his face, to when he was weirdly shoving/hitting Hogan during their pre-match promo and Hogan had to legit stop and tell him to 'cool it'.

  3. Todd Howard, Vtuber Simp
    Todd Howard, Vtuber Simp
    2 muaj më parë


  4. Jimmy Larson
    Jimmy Larson
    2 muaj më parë

    Dennis would also be the winner of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling years later

  5. walker1984
    2 muaj më parë

    I'm not sure an active athlete can actually get away with actually wrestling like Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone and Kevin Greene did in WCW nowadays. Look no further than when Pac-Man Jones was in Impact Wrestling(TNA). The Titans wouldn't allow him to do any wrestling.

  6. malcorub
    3 muaj më parë

    I didn't realize he had so many matches, I just remember the Bash at the Beach matches.

  7. Bowser Time
    Bowser Time
    4 muaj më parë

    i need a full release of that nwo remix please

  8. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    4 muaj më parë

    Russian leg sweep !!!

  9. Cody Jarrett
    Cody Jarrett
    4 muaj më parë

    At 1:07 is that hugh jackman (wolverine) with Stephanie & hhh? If so,y does hugh look much taller than hhh?

  10. Rudy Canales
    Rudy Canales
    4 muaj më parë

    Its because Dennis Rodman is a space Alien on vacation.

    4 muaj më parë

    The nWo saved professional wrestling. And then shot it into orbit in popularity. It's not a coincidence the two biggest rises in the sports popularity both centered around Hogan. Love the guy or hate him, Hogan IS the GOAT of pro wrestling.

  12. JWickyJr
    4 muaj më parë

    I was at that Nitro the night Rodman returned to feud with Macho Man!!!! Sting/Goldberg teamed up to face Sid/Steiner but the biggest pop of the night was when Rodman came out, lol!

  13. Emil Koch
    Emil Koch
    4 muaj më parë

    If you think about it, Rodman had two jobs. He did wrestling for fun and for a lot money. Even though he was making way more money than guys who had been for 5-10 years stuck in the mid-card/upper mid-card status I can't blame him for missing practice for collecting that $1 million check that night, and wrestling. I believe Dennis Rodman is the only professional athlete in the history of the NBA to make appearances on a wrestling show, in the middle of the Eastern Conference Finals/NBA Finals game series. If you think about that for a minute, that's a hell of an accomplishment. No NBA player since Rodman has ever come along and done that. Dennis Rodman not telling Phil he's missing practice was hilarious to me. It was also hilarious to me when Michael Jordan actually went to Rodman's hotel room to wake him up to come in for practice. Imagine that a grown man not showing up for a huge practice, and the G.O.A.T. MJ getting him up for practice. I'm pretty sure that's not part of Michael Jordan's job description hahahaha. Rodman was awesome, ahead of his time way before social media became a thing.

  14. Emil Koch
    Emil Koch
    4 muaj më parë

    Great upload!! I would have loved to see Michael Jordan in WCW or the WWE. Clearly MJ was not a wrestling fan. By the way I believe this is first time where The Chicago Bulls got brought up and Michael Jordan's name was even mentioned by you, which was great!!!! There's very few documentaries, videos like this where MJ's name isn't mentioned at all. Because of that this video was really refreshing to watch. Excellent job on your part on Making it all about Rodman. However, what if Michael Jordan's greatness never propelled the Bulls to win those Rings with Rodman on the team?? Do you think WCW would have ever brought him in??? I doubt it. The whole thing with professional athletes from other sports entering WCW or the WWE currently today is the wrestling purists need to give them a chance to even get the basics covered before they enter the ring. To judge someone like Rodman not being able to wrestle just because of past athletes like Lawrence Taylor messing up is ridiculous to me. Rodman did the basics in the ring as far as moves go. Which was good enough for me, considering how hard is to even work on those moves with not very reps. And no he didn't tarnish his in-ring ability just because he was hung over in that one match. Rodman had several matches. Let's not completely discredit him. I liked Rodman in WCW a lot.

  15. Hus Qua
    Hus Qua
    4 muaj më parë

    "When you're with the nWo..."

  16. Ghost Face
    Ghost Face
    4 muaj më parë

    I remember when I saw Rodman and Malone with the wrestler's, and thinkin how small their physique was compared to them. They looked so thin, and not that much taller than the boys were.

  17. Ghost Face
    Ghost Face
    4 muaj më parë

    I still think Rodman had a better presence than L.T. he definitely fit in better. The whole Karl Malone thing was a joke compared to either one of them tho.

  18. SupremeRevival155
    4 muaj më parë

    Rodman was so boring.

  19. Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith
    4 muaj më parë

    Karl Malone was the TRUE heel.

  20. Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith
    4 muaj më parë

    *That promo that Rodman and Macho cut on each other was EPIC.🔥🔥🔥*

  21. Simpset Bobbo
    Simpset Bobbo
    4 muaj më parë

    Lost footage MJ didn't want in his last dance doc

  22. davidringle7
    4 muaj më parë

    The women he was tossing around in the sheet back then were so gorgeous. Carmen Electra, Madonna, etc.

    1. davidringle7
      4 muaj më parë

      Of course he was eyeing Gorgeous George

  23. Herbert Reado
    Herbert Reado
    4 muaj më parë

    Dennis was taller

  24. PurpleRain
    4 muaj më parë

    I hear nWo music my hands automatically do the too sweet

  25. Abel Aldrich
    Abel Aldrich
    4 muaj më parë

    NWO 4 Life

  26. Jared Quinney
    Jared Quinney
    4 muaj më parë


  27. Rayza Ramon
    Rayza Ramon
    4 muaj më parë

    I personally found the The whole NBA/WCW alliance Corny....but i absolutely knew that it was bringing in even MORE Main Stream attention to WCW and Pro Wrestling. The NBA was on 🔥 at ths time. * Rodman is good in his movie w/ Jean Claude Van Dam.

  28. howard jones
    howard jones
    4 muaj më parë

    You got it all wrong by the time he join the Bulls he already had two with Detroit

  29. Eddie Hearn
    Eddie Hearn
    4 muaj më parë

    Roman Reigns and Messi vs Brock lesser and Ronaldo for the the next Wrestlemania

  30. Trillion Zillion
    Trillion Zillion
    4 muaj më parë

    Daytona Beach 💞

  31. outlawrob316
    4 muaj më parë

    The fact that Rodman was a heel is one of the coolest aspects of this (and totally fit the character); sets his wrestling stint apart from, say, Lawrence Taylor’s (among other reasons)

  32. Tha Prophet
    Tha Prophet
    4 muaj më parë

    THANK YOU!!!✔💯

  33. Jeancarlo Santolalla
    Jeancarlo Santolalla
    4 muaj më parë

    Thumbnail: Velveteen Dream

  34. Lamont L. Belton
    Lamont L. Belton
    4 muaj më parë

    Undersold his rebounding. He is The Greatest Rebounder of All Time.

  35. Luke's Yu-Gi-Oh! Channel
    Luke's Yu-Gi-Oh! Channel
    4 muaj më parë

    WCW at it's peak.

  36. TheJrockfreak
    4 muaj më parë

    As a huge Basketball fan I always loved Dennis in WCW

  37. gametime x3
    gametime x3
    4 muaj më parë

    Would be cool if he had the rest of the bulls In the Nwo but they were to busy yknow playing basketball

  38. Tim Donovan
    Tim Donovan
    4 muaj më parë

    I remember back then when WCW over used celebs too much at times and it didn't help the product. Hence why celebs only really work when they are used correctly and on the peripheral. WWE could also be guilty of this at times. Wrestlemania 11 was ridiculously packed with celebs and even had a celeb main event that year against Bam, Bam Bigelow when it should have been Shawn Michaels and Diesel taking that last card spot in a 30-40 minute match for the world title. Pete Rose was ok and funny as a one time deal with Kane at Wrestlemania 14 but WWE had to do it to death three years on the trott.

  39. Jah Jackson
    Jah Jackson
    4 muaj më parë

    I had Dennis Rodman's WCW action figure.😂

  40. BigStevie93
    4 muaj më parë


  41. Abeezy The Don 918 Nation
    Abeezy The Don 918 Nation
    4 muaj më parë

    This was pure gold. And we will never get this in the wrestling ring again. Man I miss WCW.

  42. Gabe Williams
    Gabe Williams
    4 muaj më parë

    Outstanding work mate

  43. 89RealThe
    4 muaj më parë

    I love the retro sounding intro.

  44. Rocky Austin
    Rocky Austin
    4 muaj më parë

    Those were fun times indeed.

  45. Smiggz 415
    Smiggz 415
    4 muaj më parë

    Please do a roman reigns vs Braun Strowman rivalry from 2017

  46. Brian Hardin
    Brian Hardin
    4 muaj më parë


  47. John Garcia
    John Garcia
    4 muaj më parë

    wcw in the 90s was great rodman belonged in the NWO,you also had karl malone kevin greene jay leno and rodman all wrestle

  48. Chris Boyer
    Chris Boyer
    4 muaj më parë

    Does anyone here him say the n-word at 18:03?

  49. Juice Wilson
    Juice Wilson
    4 muaj më parë

    If anyone notices, Velveteen’s new look is basically a modern day version of Dennis Rodman, not only that but Rodman wrestled in glasses, which in Dream’s match against Balor he started doing the same in the beginning.

  50. walls2ink
    4 muaj më parë

    These should be on WWE Network...In my humble opinion

  51. Balding Bob ross
    Balding Bob ross
    4 muaj më parë

    O ya Karl Malone got a 15 year old pregnant when he was in college right?

  52. Maceo el Moro
    Maceo el Moro
    4 muaj më parë


  53. Dead Pilled
    Dead Pilled
    4 muaj më parë

    What about his appearance with that comedian/manager guy on Nitro?

  54. Watch My 666
    Watch My 666
    4 muaj më parë

    imagine Rodman and Golddust met during the invasion lmao

  55. jerry janik
    jerry janik
    4 muaj më parë

    Dennis Rodman really took the new world order a gimmick seriously because that's why he went over to North Korea cuz he really believed he was in the New World Order

  56. The Killer Weezer
    The Killer Weezer
    4 muaj më parë

    He did a movie with Van Damne around this time

    1. Ty Long
      Ty Long
      4 muaj më parë

      Double Team

  57. Victory!
    4 muaj më parë

    Good Bio! Would love to see the worst of Hulk Hogan one day. I hate how he kept people like Macho Man down...

  58. Vetal83
    4 muaj më parë

    I loved Dennis in NWO!!Also he is my all time favorite NBA star!

  59. TheNASCARJeff
    4 muaj më parë

    Should Dennis Rodman and Andy Kaufman be in the WWE Hall of Fame??

  60. icuabc 123
    icuabc 123
    4 muaj më parë


  61. Jim AL
    Jim AL
    4 muaj më parë

    Can you make a video about Vampiros whole feud with Sting 2000 wcw?

  62. WWEPPVClassics
    4 muaj më parë

    Randy Savage wouldn't team up with Malone anyway since he was going to have knee surgery afterwards so it would have been a waste.

  63. John Perkins
    John Perkins
    4 muaj më parë

    Lol gave us a little basketball break down too haha who knew you could do it all

  64. Watch My 666
    Watch My 666
    4 muaj më parë

    no other celebrity suited the nWo like Rodman did

  65. defil21
    4 muaj më parë


  66. shadi sawaqed
    shadi sawaqed
    4 muaj më parë

    you could tell Rodman was a fan.. also knows the business. and his showmanship is always on point .

  67. Robert James George
    Robert James George
    4 muaj më parë

    I'll always just remember what Chris Jericho said, that Karl Malone was cool and Dennis Rodman was a jackass. It still made no sense why Hogan & Rodman beat DDP & Malone (not even a rematch on Nitro to give both wins); yet a month later, DDP & Jay Leno beat Hogan & Eric Bischoff. Malone never got to beat Rodman, even in a scripted environment. Rodman is a strange fellow, with a strange life in and out of Wrestling (North Korea, nuff said). But he'll always be a 5x NBA Champion and someone who got to sleep with Carmen Electra.

  68. Lance Boyle
    Lance Boyle
    4 muaj më parë

    Karl Malone was an amazing player but it’s funny how he’s portrayed as the baby face yet shortly after he was revealed to have impregnated a 13 year old when he was 20. Also he’s delivered the dirtiest elbows in league history. Whereas Rodman is portrayed as the heel because he’s this flamboyant partying kinda guy who’s friends with Hogan.

    1. Ty Long
      Ty Long
      4 muaj më parë


  69. SpecialDetermence
    4 muaj më parë

    Karl Malone and Rodman were prolly the best celebs in wrestling. I really loved the match with them and DDP and hogan

  70. Ian Manalus
    Ian Manalus
    4 muaj më parë


  71. Kyle 65
    Kyle 65
    4 muaj më parë

    Didn't he get spoofed in ECW as part of the BWO?

  72. Matt Newton
    Matt Newton
    4 muaj më parë

    fun fact... I seen the 1998 Bash At The Beach that aired on July 12h. It was gonna be my birthday on July 14th and my dad bought the ppv +for me., as I am a huge DDP and Hogan fan. and I will NEVER forget that at the very end of the show after Rodman and Hogan won and just as they go out on air Bobby Heenan says And I swear this is true he says happy birthday Matt! lol

  73. Zeng Jack
    Zeng Jack
    4 muaj më parë

    titus oneal

  74. Ellis Marquez
    Ellis Marquez
    4 muaj më parë

    I can't help but wonder how the Spurs would have turned out if Rodman came back when Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan made history that season.

  75. Christopher Evans
    Christopher Evans
    4 muaj më parë

    The Worm!

  76. MikeyXSuicide
    4 muaj më parë

    Malone was more than passable in BATB, he would have looked amazing if he had someone across from him that could work with him, bump for him and make him look good. I know he put in a ton of work to be able to work well. If Dennis hadn’t been hungover for that match i think it would have been really fondly remembered because they were both athletic big men who looked smooth when performing wrestling maneuvers and they both had taken time to learn a couple moves each. Malone obviously learned several more moves than Rod, with the sheer amount of time he had spent in the Power Plant training with DDP.

  77. Joe Jupiter
    Joe Jupiter
    4 muaj më parë

    This is very interesting. I saw the Rodman/Malone match, at the time, but I never realized the full scope of Rodman's wrestling. I think I'll check out those other matches.

  78. Mega Raichu
    Mega Raichu
    4 muaj më parë

    Dennis Rodman was cool in NWO I wish WWE would put him in the HOF through the nwo.

  79. MikeyXSuicide
    4 muaj më parë

    Someone should have worked with Rodman before the event the way that DDP worked with Malone.

  80. haynkilla 85
    haynkilla 85
    4 muaj më parë

    Lol i remember watching sportcenter highlights of rodman in wcw! Best days

    1. haynkilla 85
      haynkilla 85
      4 muaj më parë

      Rodman vs. The mailman

  81. Diego Lopez
    Diego Lopez
    4 muaj më parë

    I need me a Rodzilla shirt

  82. Acito
    4 muaj më parë

    2 Sweeeeet

  83. Lupe Guillen
    Lupe Guillen
    4 muaj më parë

    This to me was the downfall of wcw. Jay leno was the nail. And david arqeutte was the coffin.

  84. Orlando Colon
    Orlando Colon
    4 muaj më parë

    It's like skipping class to smoke pot in the bathroom at school

  85. Acito
    4 muaj më parë

    Maaaan just too think this man was missing practice and doing what he does best lol. Got fined by the league but paid by WCW 💪🏾

  86. Grumpy Wolf Gaming
    Grumpy Wolf Gaming
    4 muaj më parë

    I cheered malone back then as a teenager, then as an adult I learned about his past and 13 year old..... dude is sick.

    1. Ty Long
      Ty Long
      4 muaj më parë

      I agree.

  87. Tomara Dawn
    Tomara Dawn
    4 muaj më parë

    Story of the Dark Carnival please

  88. Richard Butchko
    Richard Butchko
    4 muaj më parë

    I recently bought a Wrestling Bios coffee cup to support this channel. I hope to further support in the future. These help make the time go by at work. Thank you for making these sir. I don't get to watch at work but I listen to them all.

  89. Paul Cowlishaw
    Paul Cowlishaw
    4 muaj më parë

    The Giant looks like The Big Show how weird

  90. Spellchanger 1
    Spellchanger 1
    4 muaj më parë

    When I was around 11 or 12 and really got into WCW, my favorite parts was NWO and the lucha libre wrestlers. I love Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Rey Mysterio, Dragon guy in blue and red, Psychosis. Those were my all time faves in 1996-7.

  91. Zachary Thomason
    Zachary Thomason
    4 muaj më parë

    Congratulations on getting 150k subcribers😎😎😎

  92. Matt Bowie
    Matt Bowie
    4 muaj më parë

    Rodman really was a great fit for the nwo. And he really did seem to try, an he seemed very enthusiastic about the little bit of in ring wrestling he did. He passed my expectation at the time even given how young I was at the time a wrestling fan can just see who's trying an who's not, an whos good at wrestling an on what level. Great job on this one like always. Such well done an informational but very entertaining at the same time. Great content constantly always look forward to anything this channel puts out. Thanks again for sharing.

  93. wade wilson
    wade wilson
    4 muaj më parë

    Rodman had abc, nbc, and ESPN talking about wcw. That was money well spent

  94. Sembatocus
    4 muaj më parë

    Still no video of "The greatest intercontinental champion of all time!"

  95. takerdust
    4 muaj më parë

    Other than Booker T and Hulkster, I can't remember any babyfaces from 99-2000 WCW. Everyone was trying to be a cool heel.

  96. Jawa 2
    Jawa 2
    4 muaj më parë

    Love how you called him by "the worm". That's how I'll remember him BEST

  97. Kadeem Saxton
    Kadeem Saxton
    4 muaj më parë

    Practice?! We’re talking about practice it’s not that important to rodman y’all talking about practice

  98. Vato Loco
    Vato Loco
    4 muaj më parë

    You should be doing basketball videos??. Talking about the bulls was well done.👍

  99. Peter-James Mmbago
    Peter-James Mmbago
    4 muaj më parë

    I wonder if they'll put Dennis in WWE HOF celebrity wing....

  100. Michael Gregory Matterson II
    Michael Gregory Matterson II
    4 muaj më parë

    I thought I was watching Dom2K for a second once you started talking basketball lol