Dennis Rodman, a retired basketball player, was well-known not just in the NBA but also in professional wrestling. In the middle of the 1990s, Rodman joined the NWO as a part-time wrestler and applied his vicious basketball talents to the sport of wrestling.
At WCW’s Bash at the Beach PPVs, he wrestled with The Immortal, Hulk Hogan, in what is considered to be his most noteworthy wrestling performance. Dennis Rodman did, however, have some familiarity with the pro wrestling business.
Even Lana, a former WWE superstar who is now a member of the NWO, was once persuaded to end her career in wrestling by the NWO member. In The Surreal Life, Dennis Rodman gave Lana the recommendation to give up her pro wrestling career while they were staying at the Hollywood house.
Lana, however, found Dennis Rodman’s suggestions offensive. Due to budget cuts at the corporation, Lana was fired from WWE in June 2021, right in the middle of the pandemic.
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Lana remembers Dennis Rodman pressuring her to give up wrestling
Lana, Miro’s wife, mentioned being irritated by the 61-year-old NWO member in a WrestleZone interview. She claimed that Dennis Rodman was pressuring her to “evolve” and think about switching careers. Perry remarked:
“I was getting so frustrated with him because he kept encouraging me to resign and evolve. Dennis, you’re 60 years old and still working, I’m impressed.
However, Lana later disproved Rodman’s assertion when she performed as the WWE Ravishing Russian persona while overseeing Frankie Muniz and Dennis Rodman. Rodman was converted by Lana, and his opinion of her was instantly altered. Dennis Rodman pushed Perry to become a wrestling manager as he stood corrected.
He immediately changed his opinion of me after I took over the management of Frankie Muniz and Dennis Rodman.
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Lana Disagreed With Vince McMahon’s Reasoning
Because Lana was “attractive,” Vince McMahon did not want to team Rusev with her.
Lana admitted to Wrestling Inc. that Vince McMahon was initially opposed to teaming Rusev and Lana.
The duo portrayed the role of villainous Russians when they made their debut. Vince McMahon believed that even though the plan was to get heel heat from the crowd, Lana would wind up getting Rusev’s support since she was “hot.”
Vince was a little more conventional and almost didn’t want me to be coupled with Miro because he was of the opinion that “a hot girl can’t be with a heel guy, because he’ll get cheered.”
Even though Lana disagreed with Vince McMahon’s reasoning, eventually, people started supporting the couple, even though they were still being supported by heel characters. Due to this, WWE decided to separate the two and include Lana and Dolph Ziggler in a love story.
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