Rodman returns to WCW
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Dennis Rodman has found a summer job -- as a wrestler.
Rodman, who has made a few cameo appearances inside the ring over the past couple years, signed with World Championship Wrestling on Monday to make at least five appearances this summer.
Rodman will make his 1999 debut on WCW Monday Nitro Live on TNT on July 5 and his deal will culminate with Road Wild, an annual pay-per-view event on August 14 in South Dakota.
The ex-NBA star was released by the Los Angeles Lakers in April because he was a distraction to the team. He has maintained a relatively low profile since then, except for two lawsuits being filed against him.
A woman sued Rodman for assaulting her earlier this month in Las Vegas and a casino security guard sued him last month after accusing him of grabbing her breast while she was working at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Rodman first hit the wrestling scene in 1997, but his best-known match came last year at Bash at the Beach, when he and Hollywood Hogan won a tag-team bout against fellow-NBA player Karl Malone and Diamond Dallas Page.
The WCW also announced it signed rapper Master P, who recently established No Limit Sports, a professional sports agent business.
"The signings of Dennis Rodman and Master P clearly demonstrate the extensive worldwide appeal, audience, and reach of World Championship Wrestling," WCW president Eric Bischoff said.
Master P signed a one-year deal with WCW to appear in an undetermined number of events.
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RODMAN & HOGAN vs MALONE & PAGE HYPE, THE MATCH
Hollywood Hogan puts a choke hold on Karl Malone. 17K
Dennis Rodman Karl Malone in a headlock. 18K
RODMAN & HOGAN vs MALONE & PAGE HYPE, JUNE-July 1998
Malone and DDP are interviewed by Mean Gene Okerlund. 20K
Hogan holds back Rodman as Page holds back Malone. 33K
Rodman argues with Malone as Hogan watches on the Tonight Show. 33K
Jay Leno steps between Dennis Rodman and Karl Malone. 33K