IVAN KOLOFF dead at 74

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IVAN KOLOFF dead at 74

Post by yosemitechris » February 18th, 2017, 3:16 pm

the russian bear ivan koloff has passed away at 74 from liver cancer !

a very bad week for wrestling fans, so many deaths!


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Post by oldschoolwwwf » February 18th, 2017, 5:16 pm

Really nice guy , once sat next to him at a nwa legends dinner and he was great! A real old school legend. After beating Bruno for the title, and then dropping it to Pedro, they moved him out of the territory because he had such heat that they thought someone could kill him..

At the dinner, he told me Vince wanted him to the be the transitional champion from backlund to hogan but he had I think it was a knee injury and he said no. Said Vince then picked iron sheik..said he regretted it. Don't know if that story is true but he was an awesome villain.

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Re: IVAN KOLOFF dead at 74

Post by mrira » February 18th, 2017, 5:26 pm

He was a really nice guy. He had told me that his & Lou Albano's cars were turned over the night he beat Bruno

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Re: IVAN KOLOFF dead at 74

Post by Jason1980s » February 19th, 2017, 9:01 pm

A great guy, really appreciated the fans. I know he considered Bruno to be his hero. His wife was a huge wrestling fan when she was growing up.
He did a lot of fundraising for Children's Miracle Network signing autographs at Walmarts back in the 1990s. You don't hear too much about wrestler's being charitable. That would be Ivan.
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Re: IVAN KOLOFF dead at 74

Post by heelorton79 » February 20th, 2017, 3:01 am

RIP
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