Josip Nikolai Peruzović, known to WWE fans as Nikolai Volkoff, has passed away at age 70.
Best known for his dastardly, WWE Tag Team Championship–winning union with The Iron Sheik, Volkoff’s in-ring career spanned the better part of 40 years, which featured battles against the likes of Sgt. Slaughter, Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino. As one of the greatest villains sports-entertainment had ever seen, Volkoff’s infamous rendition of the Soviet National Anthem before his matches made him an instant icon in the eyes of the WWE Universe as a Superstar they truly loved to hate. Jim Ross inducted Volkoff into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2005. (Courtesy of WWE.com)
damage365 Promotions has been blessed to work with Nikolai at such great places like the Funkenstein Wrestling Superstore & Warriors of Wrestling. We were very eager to work with him again before falling ill. We wish all the best and send our love to his late wife, and family! Rest in piece Nikolai!
We also lost our awesome little friend Mozart. He was the lovable pet and friend of Terri Runnels.
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