Nikolai Volkoff

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Birthday
14, 1947
Birthplace
Yugoslavia
Death Date
Jul 29, 2018 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1947
Birthplace
Yugoslavia
Death Date
Jul 29, 2018 (70)

About

Professional wrestling veteran known for his Russian gimmick who began his career with the World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1970. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Before Fame

He competed as a member of the Yugoslavian weight-lifting team in the late 60's before moving to Maryland, where he worked as a code enforcement officer.

Trivia

He ran in the Maryland Republican Primary for State Delegate in 2006 but was unsuccessful.

Family Life

His real name is Josip Nikolai Peruzovic. He had two daughters.

Associated With

He won a WWF Tag Team Championship with Iron Sheik.