The hit docuseries The Last Dance concluded last Sunday night, punctuated by the Chicago Bulls capping off their three-peat in 1998 with a win over the Utah Jazz. As the team celebrated backstage, a familiar face to 90s pro-wrestling fans made a brief cameo as Extreme Championship Wrestling star The Sandman can be seen giving Michael Jordan a high-five while on his way to the locker room.
The semi-retired wrestler, however, was just as surprised as many who spotted him on the episode as he can’t recall the event or meeting Michael Jordan and is slowly forming the details now that he’s seen the footage for the first time by accident.
“I don’t remember that part at all, Jordan coming out of the fucking bus and high-fiving him. I swear to God, I don’t remember it. I haven’t told anybody that story! I can’t find a person I’ve told that story to, that I high-fived Jordan, because I fcking forgot.”
The Sandman, nonetheless, couldn’t contain his excitement at seeing himself during the pivotal Jordan moment.
“I’m with my girl, I’m laying in bed. It’s a quarter to eleven. I was not expecting to see myself. When I saw myself, I screamed and yelled so loud. She’s still mad at me for it. She was scared, got up, and ran out of the fucking condo. I was freaking out so bad.”
One could hypothesize that he was probably there due to pro-wrestling connections given Dennis Rodman’s ties to the business, but The Sandman was quick to douse those speculations in the same interview, explaining that the events leading to him meeting Jordan were all a coincidence.
The same episode also featured a cameo from Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio congratulating Jordan and is just one of the many notable appearances sprinkled throughout the series including Jerry Seinfeld and Carmen Electra.