We are sad to report that Nikolai Volkoff has passed away. Volkoff passed away this morning at a hospital in Maryland after being treated for dehydration.
Fans may remember him best for his run in the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980’s. Volkoff played an anti-American heel and would draw heat before his matches by singing the Russian national anthem.
Volkoff got his start in Calgary, Alberty in 1967 before moving to the World Wide Wrestling Federation, where he spent most of his career. He also wrestled for Verne Gagne’s AWA and Mid-South Wrestling from 1974-1980.
His last run in the national spotlight came in 1994 when he was brought back to be a part of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation. He continued wrestling on independent shows and was said to be in good health.
Sir Mitch Says: The Industry has lost another one of the greats! Our thoughts go out to Nikolai Volkoff’s family.