Nikita Koloff

American professional wrestler Nikita Koloff

Nikita Koloff is a retired American professional wrestler,. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, he wrestled as "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff, which was a play on the nickname of fan favorite "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes (in fact, it was Rhodes who gave him the nickname). Nikita was brought into the National Wrestling Alliance by his "Uncle" Ivan to prove Soviet superiority.
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Wrestling: 50 Classic Superstars You Want To See Face CM Punk - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
The man who spoke in broken English and was a former WWF world title holder was best known for causing havoc in the NWA with his "nephew" Nikita. Koloff, an undersized villain, was great at bearing down on his opponents and making them weak with the
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WWE: The 25 Most Dominant Wrestlers Prior to the WrestleMania Era - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Koloff was six-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion across numerous territories, as well as an unprecedented 19-time Tag Team Champion with the likes of Ole Anderson, Nikolai Volkoff, Nikita Koloff and many more. Koloff was certainly one of the greatest
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The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling on ESPN Classic - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 6 years
As a bonus, we take a look at the first meeting of Larry Zbyszko and Nikita Koloff, leading up to our main event tonight. I thought they would show clips, but no, they end up showing an entire 10 minute TV match between them. Larry hits Nikita with the
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TE Contestant Backstage At RAW + Wrestling Books - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 6 years
He was announced as 'local talent'. -- Crowbar Press are currently finishing up work on a Nikita Koloff autobiography. * October 1: Hot Shots and High Spots: George Napolitano's Amazing Pictorial History of Wrestling's Greatest Stars by George Napolitano
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Wrestling: The Best Feuds in the NWA in the 1980s - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Without them, we would not see Nikita Koloff or Magnum TA or the formation of the Four Horsemen. Rhodes battled Flair and made him better. Flair did the same for Rhodes. Rhodes mind was a festering science project of sorts, as he created War Games,
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TNA Impact Wrestling, WWE Superstars, Dot Net Daily, Chikara in Philadelphia ... - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 6 years
-Retired pro wrestlers Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff will appear at "A Night of Praise and Worship" at the Thomas Jason Lingo Center in Oak Grove, La. on August 5. Both men will share their testimonies with the attendants, according to TheNewStar.com
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Benefit planned for church crash victims, families - Monroe News Star
Google News - over 6 years
Former wrestlers Lex Luger and "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff will share their testimonies with attendants. Musical entertainment will include New Life Praise Band, 11th Hour, Naomi Carroll and Emmaus Road. Mike Carson, the president and
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Professional Wrestling: The 50 Greatest Wrestlers of the 1980s - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Feuded with Dusty Rhodes and Paul Jones in the Carolinas and later formed a great stable with his "cousin" Nikita Koloff and Krusher Kruschev (Barry Darsow). The knee from the top rope into the back of the skull was downright scary!
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WrestleMania Travel Packages Note + Wrestling Books - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 6 years
-Crowbar Press, which recently released an updated version of Lou Thesz ' Hooker, is also working on an updated version of the Ole Anderson book and a Nikita Koloff autobiography, among other projects. -Paul Heyman's book is slated for an October
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Puroresu Pulse, issue 198: Interview with Joe “Malenko” Simon - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 6 years
He and Dean wrestled Ricky Steamboat and Nikita Koloff in June of '92. Once his career in Florida was underway, there was no way to be a regular part of a full-time promotion, but he accepted one-off matches in many places. First came Fujiwara Gumi,
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Cousins' love of wrestling takes them around the world - Hometown Focus
Google News - over 6 years
How about Nikita Koloff? The Broad Street Bullies? Make it The Road Warriors. The Russian Rocket? It's got to be The British Bulldog. Though he grew up in the heart of hockey country, Trevor Leseman's heroes were always wrestlers
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King Mo Lawal picks his dream match if he were to wrestle in a WrestleMania - Examiner.com
Google News - over 6 years
The Great Muta, Nikita Koloff and Big Van Vader!" The follow up question would be, "who's the 'heels'?"Every week King Mo does a Q&A on Fighthype.com and answers fans questions. He has a brutal honesty with an uncut rawness that has definitely become a
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10 Wrestlers Who Should Have Been World Champion Before WCW Was Formed - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Injury stopped him from being the world champion. Good looks, good skills and and a great interview. He had it all. He battled Wahoo McDaniel, Nikita Koloff and Ric Flair while in the Mid-Atlantic area. He teamed with Dusty Rhodes to form a powerful
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Tag Teams Like the Briscos, the Hardys and the Dudleys Are a Thing of the Past - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 7 years
You saw superstars in Michael Hayes and Arn and Ole Anderson, the Rock and Roll Express and Nikita Koloff and Dusty Rhodes. But none of them would be significant today. While Arn Anderson, Dusty and Nikita could compete on their own and held gold,
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Wrestlings Ten Best Gimmicks in Business of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 7 years
They teamed with friends Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff from time to time and chased the Four Horseman around in War Games. 6. The Four Horseman: You never knew what would happen when Tully Blanchard, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair stepped
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Various News: Orton Eats At Hibachi Grill, Piper's Return, More - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - almost 7 years
Fit Finlay from WCW Saturday Night on October 17th, 1998 * Nikita Koloff vs. Bobby Eaton from WCW Saturday Night on September 12th, 1987 * The Steiner Brothers vs. The Amazing French Canadians from WCW Saturday Night on May 24th, 1997 * The Dangerous
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The two former wrestlers, Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff, spreading the word of ... - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
The two former World Championship Wrestlers (WCW), Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff, spent their weekend at Friend Church in Irmo, South Carolina USA, to spread the word of God. Luger and Koloff spent nine years in the wrestling ring as a tag team
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    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 46
    On July 15, 2006, Koloff received the Frank Gotch Award from the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame at the International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa for contributing to the positive public image of wrestling.
  • 2003
    Age 43
    He made a few appearances for NWA:TNA in 2003 as a masked man called "Mr. Wrestling IV" who attacked Dusty Rhodes.
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  • 2001
    Age 41
    He also wrote a book about Christian Wrestlers: Wrestling with God, 2001, by Chad Bonham.
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  • 2000
    Age 40
    Koloff has written two books: Breaking the Chains (ISBN 1-57090-107-4) in 2000, which is a Christian Living guide and Wrestling with Success (ISBN 0-471-48732-5) in 2004 along with Jeffrey Gitomer, which is a guide to positive thinking in life situations.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 33
    Koloff became a born-again Christian in 1993.
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  • 1992
    Age 32
    Late 1992 found him feuding with another big man, Big Van Vader, who at Halloween Havoc, ended Koloff's in-ring career with a stiff clothesline to the head.
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    Koloff returned to WCW in February 1992, this time as a babyface to save Sting from an attack by the Dangerous Alliance.
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  • 1991
    Age 31
    He went after Luger for the next couple of months, and at SuperBrawl 1991 on May 19, accidentally hit Sting with a chain during a tagteam match between Luger-Sting and the Steiner Brothers, starting his next feud.
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    Koloff returned to WCW on February 24 at WrestleWar 1991 to attack Lex Luger.
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  • 1990
    Age 30
    At her funeral he met Mandy’s longtime friend and his future wife, Victoria.They married on August 17, 1990. The couple had two daughters together, Kendra, who was born in June 1992, and Kolby, who was born in May 1996, while Victoria had two daughters (Teryn and Tawni) from her previous relationship. Nikita and Victoria were divorced on April 23, 2007.
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    Koloff wrestled continued in the NWA and the AWA for the remainder of the year and the first half of 1990, headlining numerous television broadcasts and Twin Wars '90, the last major event with the AWA under Gagne.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 29
    In late 1989, Koloff wrestling with Verne Gagne's AWA (as a part of a talent share with the NWA) in his native Minnesota.
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  • 1988
    Age 28
    Nikita married his first wife, Mandy Smithson, on September 20, 1988.
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    In the fall of 1988, Koloff was quickly losing interest in professional wrestling due to personal reasons.
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    Koloff lost the NWA TV Title to Mike Rotunda of The Varsity Club on January 30, 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 27
    Also during The War Games, Flair and Blanchard reaggravated Koloff's neck injury by delivering two spike piledrivers. The worked injury set up the pretext for dropping the US Title to Lex Luger. On July 11, 1987 Koloff faced Luger in a steel cage match and was defeated after being hit with a chair.
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    As the 1987 Great American Bash tour got under way, the feud between Koloff, Rhodes, The Road Warriors, and Paul Ellering versus The Four Horsemen and J.J. Dillon was booked as the centerpiece.
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    Throughout the early months of 1987, Koloff continued to defend the United States title against members of the Four Horsemen and Paul Jones' Army, which now included "Uncle" Ivan.
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    On 1987, Krusher, who left WCW for World Wrestling Federation, asked Koloff to join him.
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  • 1986
    Age 26
    He was readying to embark on a feud with Ron Garvin that would last through the upcoming Starrcade 1986. The idea of head booker Dusty Rhodes was for Koloff to reignite his feud with Magnum T.A. the following year. The plan called for T.A. to defeat Ric Flair for the NWA World Championship at StarrCade 86; after a short program of rematches with Flair, T.A. would begin a long program with Koloff that ran through The Great American Bash Tour of 1987.
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    In spring of 1986, Koloff started one of the biggest, most anticipated feuds in the history of Jim Crockett Promotions when he attacked NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Magnum T.A..
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  • 1985
    Age 25
    The Koloffs went on to regain the NWA World Tag Team title from the Rock 'N Roll Express three months later, on October 13, but lost it to the same opponents on November 28 at StarrCade 1985 in a steel cage match.
    Continuing to improve, Koloff became a big enough heel to get a match against NWA World Champion Ric Flair at The Great American Bash 1985 on July 6.
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    Prior to committing themselves with Jim Crocket Promotions, The Koloffs feuded with then AWA World tag team champions the Road Warriors in both the AWA and the NWA in a brutal series during 1985.
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    Three months later, on March 18, 1985, Koloff and Ivan defeated Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez to win the NWA World tag team title.
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  • 1984
    Age 24
    With Kernodle out of the picture, Uncle Ivan Koloff introduced a new comrade named Krusher Khruschev. In December 1984, Jim Crockett rewarded the Russians with NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship.
    Koloff debuted in 1984 with barely any training at the time and won his first match in 13 seconds, with the only edict from Crockett being that should Koloff trip on the ropes, he would be fired on the spot.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    He was a 1977 graduate of Robbinsdale High School where he was an all-conference receiver.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on March 9, 1959.
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