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``Rodman Down Under'': Former NBA Star Goes to the Mat in Worldwide Pay Per View Wrestling Showdown, Dec. 1.

Sports/Entertainment Editors & Pro Wrestling Writers

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--Nov. 1, 2000

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The bad boy of sports, Dennis Rodman, is making mischief again, this time on the wrestling mat.

Rodman, most recently of the Dallas Mavericks, stars Friday, Dec. 1, in a worldwide, pay-per-view special, "Rodman Down Under," a match-up between the former power forward and Curt Hennig, previously both a WWF and WCW champion.

A new generation of impresarios, iGeneration Wrestling, helmed by brothers Darren and Steve Seiden, modern day Ringling Brothers of the wrestling genre, produces the spectacle, replete with a heavyweight championship match, tag team championship table match, hardcore match and special Ladies grudge match.

No Rodman extravaganza would be complete without a bevy of beautiful women, and the iGenerette Dancers fill the bill. The feisty pair up was shot at the Superdome in Sydney, before a sellout crowd. The bout's first pay-per-view airing is from 9-11 p.m. (EST), Friday, Dec. 1, and repeats throughout the month of December on cable and satellite television systems internationally.

Suggested price tag for a night of bad boy mat action is $19.95 in the United States and $24.95 in Canada. Since parting ways with the hard court, Rodman, a magnet for publicity and controversy, and changing hair colors, has had his hand in a variety of projects, including a new Web site, rodmantv.com. The 39-year-old was reportedly paid six figures for his wrestling prowess, first exhibited in 1997 at a WCW event.

Rodman's opponent, Hennig, is a 15-year wrestling veteran, two-time WWF champion and five-time WCW champion. He's the son of wrestling's legendary Larry "The Axe" Hennig.

Why wrestling for Rodman? "I've led my life a different way," he said. "I don't really need the money. I can live off a couple of thousand dollars a month. It doesn't matter to me."

Winning does matter, even to Rodman, but viewers will have to wait for Dec. 1, to see who emerges as the victor. For more information, log on to www.igenerationwrestling.com.

Editor's note: Photos available from rodman_promo@igenerationwrestling.com
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