Nikolai Volkoff - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Nikolai Volkoff, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Josip Nikolai Peruzović was born in Split, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia on October 14, 1947.

He died on July 29, 2018 at the age of 70.

Nikolai Volkoff was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Josip Nikolai Peruzović
  • Ring Names
    • Nikolai Volkoff ( June 25, 1973 - May 5, 2018)
    • Boris Breznikoff ( August 30, 1974 - October 25, 1975)
    • Bepo Mongol ( August 14, 1971 - June 23, 1972)
    • Beppo ( November 4, 1969 - August 13, 1971)
    • John Foti ( October 4, 1968 - July 1, 1969)
  • Born October 14, 1947
  • Died July 29, 2018 (aged 70)
  • Nationality Nationality: CroatiaCroatiaNationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Split, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
  • Billed From
    • Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Weight
    • 313 lbs (142 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1967 - May 5, 2018)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY January 14, 1994 May 5, 2018
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF February 1, 1994 May 13, 1995
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW July 14, 1992 October 3, 1992
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 10, 1984 December 31, 1990
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 22, 1983 July 13, 1984
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 2, 1982 June 8, 1983
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 8, 1979 December 16, 1981
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF January 14, 1974 February 23, 1980
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW March 4, 1977 December 6, 1979
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA October 26, 1974 October 25, 1975
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW August 30, 1974 October 10, 1974
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 20, 1968 March 26, 1972
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF April 4, 1970 August 13, 1971
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE September 20, 1968 July 1, 1969
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel February 1, 1994 May 5, 2018
    Face April 24, 1990 January 31, 1994
    Heel September 20, 1968 April 23, 1990
  • Images
    Jan 1974
    Jan 1974
    Apr 1970
    Apr 1970

  • Finishers
    • Russian Bearhug - Bearhug ( April 4, 1970 - May 5, 2018)
    • The Russian Backbreaker - Lifting Backbreaker ( April 4, 1970 - May 5, 2018)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "All for the Motherland" by Jim Johnston - Single ( April 4, 1970 - May 13, 1995)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2005, Individual
  • Titles Won

    World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation

    • 1 WWF Tag Team Championship (with The Iron Sheik)
    • 3 WWWF International Tag Team Championship (2 with Geto Mongol, 1 with Johnny De Fazio)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Ivan Koloff)

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (with Chris Markoff)

    Mid-South Wrestling

    • 1 Mid-South North American Championship

    National Wrestling Federation

    • 1 NWF World Tag Team Championship (with Geeto Mongol)

    North American Wrestling

    • 2 NAW Heavyweight Championship

    Northeast Championship Wrestling (Tom Janette)

    • 1 NCW Heavyweight Championship

    NWA Detroit

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (with Boris Volkoff)

    Universal Wrestling Association

    • 1 UWA Heavyweight Championship

    World Wide Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 WWWA Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association (Larry Sharpe)

    • 1 WWA Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NEPW Hall of Fame induction (class of 2013)
    • 1986 WWF Slammy Award - Most Ignominious
    • 1897 WWF Slammy Award - Best Personal Hygiene (with Boris Zhukov and Slick)
    • 136° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • 96° in the PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with The Iron Sheik)

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