Monday, April 5, 2021

Friend Encounters: Dennis Rodman and Mike Pankow

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Longtime journalist Mike Pankow is the man behind Windy City Slam, a great website focused on the wrestling scene from Chicago and around the world. I don't know how he covers so much stuff. He is a machine.
I have been privileged to help Mike a few times with interviews. Cameraman Johngy is always ready and happy to contribute to Windy City Slam any time.
While Mike is achieving legendary status as a wrestling journalist, he meets a lot of other legends. One of those was NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman. "The Worm" won titles with the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons, but he also made several appearances in the wrestling ring. He debuted in WCW in the NWO along with Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Rodman was actually decent in wrestling, for an outsider. I'm sure his practice was limited, but he did okay in the ring and certainly brought attention to the company.
The two legends met at the Baseball Card Exchange in Schererville, IN a few years ago. Unfortunately, Mike did not get an interview with him. Unfortunately #2, I wasn't there to witness the meeting or to meet Rodman.
Go to to check out Mike's great site. If you're a wrestling fan, there is a lot of awesome material there.
Mike Pankow and Dennis Rodman in Schererville, IN-March 2015.

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