Nikolai Volkoff passes away

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  1. Loosie

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    RIP Nikolai Volkoff. When I first started watching in the mid-90s I only knew him as the indentured servant of Ted Dibiase. Then I caught up on the history and found his tag matches with the Shiek.

    Nikolai Volkoff passes away
     
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    Dave Meltzer is reporting that 3 wrestlers died in the last 24 hours. Brian Christoper, the son of Jerry "the King" Lawler committed suicide today. He was famous for his WWE run in the late 90s and early 2000s, as being in a popular tag-team known as "Too Cool."

    Brickhouse Brown, a pro wrestler that achieved fame in the territory system in the 80s passed away from cancer. He was 57. Brown wrestled in numerous promotions, including Texas-based Southwest Championship Wrestling and Memphis-based Championship wrestling Association.
     
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    RIP Mr. Volkoff. Another one gone too soon. 70 seems old for former wrestlers though.

    Hope during tomorrow's tribute during Raw, have the crowd (try) sing the Soviet National Anthem.
     
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    I couldn't believe Volkoff was only 70. Thought for sure he was now in his mid to late 70's
     
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    R.I.P. I just realized they basically don't have any Russian wrestlers to actually do that. The closest is Rusev.
     
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    Mr. Volkoff requests that you please rise and respect his singing of the Soviet National Anthem. :( RIP.


    Nikolai Volkoff passes away.




     
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    RIP Nikolai. Never heard a bad thing about the guy, and he seems to have become a bit underrated in modern times for how "popular" he was.
     
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    RIP Josip Nikolai Peruzovińá, our Croatian friend....

    Good working big man in The AWA and WWWF.
     
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    Should've aired this on the show.
     
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    Sheikie is taking this one hard. He always spoke kindly about Volkoff, said he was one of his best friends.
     
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    Yeah I would imagine Sheik would be pretty devastated. :(
     
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