During the 1980s, when I was still watching pro wrestling regularly, Nikolai Volkoff–the wrestling persona of Josip Nikolai Peruzović–terrorized the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE) with his Russian pride (Peruzović was actually Yugoslavian) and horrible singing of the Soviet National Anthem. Over the weekend he passed away at 70 years old. Volkoff was often the enemy of “Real American” Hulk Hogan and teamed with fellow America-hater The Iron Shiek, both appearing as enemies in the CBS cartoon Hulk Hogan’s Rock And Wrestling, and and later tag-teamed with fellow Soviet Boris Zukhoff. He was a great villain and a great entertainer in the squared circle. My condolences to his family and friends.
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