With his large stature, bald head, ominous glare, and guttural russian language, koloff was not someone a fan wanted to meet in a dark alleyway. Before i ever stepped into the ring, i had never been in the ring for five minutes. If you are looking for a title of your own, do not miss this book. According to ric flair in his autobiography, to be the man, dusty rhodes invented the concept of the great american. Add in the pseudoretirement of ricky steamboat and busy travel schedule of ric flair and all. About the author since 1984, nikita koloff has been an evangelist at koloff for christ ministry. Koloff debuted in 1984 with barely any training at the time and won his first match in seconds, with the only edict from crockett being that should koloff trip on the ropes, he would be fired on the spot.
Nikita koloff born nelson scott simpson on march 9, 1959 is an american retired professional wrestler. His 1976 graduating class included fellow future professional wrestlers brady boone, barry darsow, curt hennig, nikita koloff, and rick rude. Nikita a tale of the ring and redemption by nikita. Nikita koloff loved playing the part so much, that he legally changed his name from nelson scott simpson to nikita koloff february 2, 1986moscamania.
August 25, 1942 february 18, 2017 was a canadian professional wrestler, best known for once holding the wwwf world heavyweight championship. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. He is also an author and makes frequent appearances on television programs. He is an actor, known for c me dance 2009, wcw worldwide 1975 and wcw saturday night 1985. Please click this line if you do not care and want to view it anyway. Nikita koloff was a professional wrestling from 1984 to 1992. Nikita koloff, especially as a heel, was a monster in the ring. Since we are based in europe, we are forced to bother you with this information. Maybe because it seemed like they had nowhere else to go after a groundbreaking 1983, jim crockett promotions had a down year in 1984, losing key talent to the expanding wwf and seeing attendance plummet.
He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as the russian bear ivan koloff s nephew just arrived from the soviet union. Moondog rex in his highest profile match as he takes on hulk hogan. Koloff, who stands 61 and has dropped to 230 pounds, got his start in the profession in 1984 in his home state of minnesota. Nikita koloff, better known as the russian nightmare, stormed the wrestling world as few others have in the history of the sport.
Wwe nikita koloff ecw wcw wwf custom mattel elite classic. Nikita koloff, better known as the russian nightmare, stormed the wrestling. Koloff now admits it was a character he was playing, but still has people. Forgotten wrestlers hulk hogan vs moondog rex wwf 1984. The great american bash was an annual summer professional wrestling payperview ppv event produced by the national wrestling alliances nwa jim crockett promotions jcp, world championship wrestling wcw, and then by world wrestling entertainment wwe. Nikita koloff, better known as the russian nightmare, stormed the wrestling world. He has acted in a small number of films and television episodes. Nikita koloff was as green as grass and super stiff duration. Championship ric flair vs nikita koloff crockett cup april 23rd, 1988 duration. Nikita koloff is an american retired professional wrestler. Imposing, immovable, and unbeatable, nikita left a trail of fallen opponents as he brought the cold war that loomed over the globe into the ring. Nikita koloff born nelson scott simpson on march 9, 1959 is an american retired.
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. Nikita koloff was born on march 9, 1959 in minneapolis, minnesota, usa as nelson scott simpson. Selleck was the star of the hit tv show, magnum pi, which is where allen got the name, substituting his initials for the pi. Nikita koloff in action worldwide may 10th, 1986 youtube. Forgotten wrestlers nikita koloff has had enough of. He attended robbinsdale high school in robbinsdale, minnesota. This text is hidden because it is only available in german language. Macw title ivan koloff vs angelo mosca jr worldwide feb 4th, 1984. Matches nikita koloff wrestlers database cagematch. A veteran of virtually every promotion one can think of, the welltravelled koloff was unquestionably one of wrestlings elite attractions for over thirty years. All information about cookies and data security can be. Wrestler annual spring 1987 wwf wcw wwe tna ecw nwo nwa awa book pdf. Nikita koloff in action worldwide oct 27th, 1984 youtube. The idea of two sweaty guys grabbing a hold of each other didnt appeal to me.
In 1984, he was awaiting a tryout with a team in the shortlived united states football league when a pro wrestling friend called with a job opportunity. In december 1984, jim crockett rewarded the russians with nwa world. He currently speaks at churches, schools, festivals, and businesses. Retired wrestler spreading the gospel and meeting fans. Nikita koloff debuted with crockett promotions during june 1984, tutored by uncle ivan koloff as part of a contingent of rulebreaking russian rowdies. Since 1984, nikita koloff has been an evangelist at koloff for christ ministry. Pipers pit with special guest the masked superstar. From a hardscrabble beginning to main events around the world and capturing four world championships along the way, nikita s will and determination is evident on every page. His father was a veteran of world war ii and upon returning home after the war, like many veterans of. It took place on november 22, 1984 at the greensboro coliseum complex in greensboro, north carolina. Ivan koloff was born oreal perris on august 25, 1942 in montreal and he began his career in 1961 after being trained by. If anyone knows about developing a championship mentality, it is nikita koloff.
A tale of the ring and redemption and millions of other books are. Nikita all you got to do is go to end nwa record book win loss record book and you could see nikita is number 10. This website is dedicated to wrestling fans all over the globe who loved and still dig the old school wwf now wwe. By 1984, ivan koloff had been a big star in jcp for many years in singles and tag team roles, but in the summer of 1984, ivan would bring in his nephew nikita koloff to become a wrestler and watch his back. He was previously married to victoria and mandy smithson. Let me knock somebodys head off, says koloff, fiftyone. Pdf download wrestler annual summer 1984 wwf wwe wcw.
Nikita koloff born nelson scott simpson in minneapolis, march 9, 1959 is a retired american professional wrestler who was a top foreign wrestling heel in the mid1980s. Nikita koloff dvd book wrestling wwe wcw wwf nwa for sale. The million dollar challenge was a major professional wrestling closedcircuit television event that was produced by jim crockett promotions jcp under the national wrestling alliance nwa banner. Six man tag team action with don kernodle, ivan koloff, and ivans beloved nephew the russian nightmare nikita koloff. Discover information about nikita koloff and view their match history at the internet wrestling database. Koloff wrestled briefly in puerto rico for wwc and engaged in some bouts with hercules ayala. Nelson scott simpson, better known to wrestling fans as nikita koloff, dreamed about being a professional football player. Nikita koloff and dr death steve williams vs the sheephearders. Nikita koloff debuted with crockett promotions during june 1984, tutored by uncle ivan koloff as part of a contingent of rulebreaking russian. He is best known for his appearances with jim crockett promotions and its successor, world championship wrestling between 1984 and 1992, where he was billed from russia and, following the dissolution of the soviet union, lithuania. He attended the university of minnesota, where he majored in speech communications bodybuilding career. He is best known for his appearances with jim crockett promotions and its successor, world championship wrestling between 1984 and 1992, where he was billed.1291 548 591 164 43 735 1165 19 1149 72 1175 1221 1488 317 243 1247 1231 1014 1616 1238 1534 1325 966 446 883 913 1135 528 1059 888