Ivan Koloff

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Birthday
25, 1942
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 18, 2017 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1942
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 18, 2017 (74)

About

Canadian professional wrestler nicknamed "The Russian Bear" most famous for his years in the World Wrestling Federation, where he became a World Heavyweight Champion. He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in 2011.

Before Fame

He began training at the wrestling school run by Jack Wentworth in Ontario at age eighteen and debuted as the heel Red McNulty.

Trivia

He appeared on the very first Eastern Championship Wrestling card in 1992.

Family Life

His birth name was Oreal Perras. He had four children with his wife Renae.

Associated With

He wrestled Superstar Billy Graham for the WWE Heavyweight crown in the 70's.