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  Ivan Putski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ivan Putski is a former WWF Tag Team champion with Tito Santana, Putski's finishing move was The Polish Hammer, a two-fisted blow to the chest of his opponent.
Ivan was known to have an ongoing feud with another professional at the time, "Superstar" Billy Graham, who also had an incredible physique and strength which led to many posedowns, arm wrestles, and long, physical matches between the two.
Ivan Putski is currently a security guard for Hays High School in Buda, Texas, a city located directly south of Austin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ivan_Putski   (498 words)

 Oreal Perras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ivan Koloff "The Russian Bear" is the stage name of a former Canadian professional wrestler Oreal Perras.
In 1967, Ivan Koloff, the Russian Bear was born and debuted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, becoming the Canadian Heavyweight Champion.
In 1971 Perras, wrestling as The Russian Bear, Ivan Koloff defeated Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship with a knee drop, ending Sammartino's seven year reign thus becoming the first ever Canadian WWE Champion in history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oreal_Perras   (815 words)

 Larger-than-life wrestler Ivan Koloff now a quiet man of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Koloff broke his left ankle three times, tore his biceps and triceps muscles and had both shoulders broken, encroaching his mobility.
Koloff was born in Chrysler, Ontario, the fifth child in a family of 10 kids - seven boys, three girls.
Koloff left the farm behind at age 18 in 1960, opting for a job at a steel company in Hamilton, Ontario.
www.azcentral.com /ent/pop/articles/0411koloff11.html   (2072 words)

 Pro Wrestling Insider - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
Ivan said "yes sir", during the first several years he learned the ins and outs of being able to work and it was time to learn a character.
Ivan says he was accepted as the heel everywhere he wrestled, but it had the most success in the USA because of the Cold War.
Ivan says he was the guy doing most of the talking on the interviews, and he could retain his heat even when losing.
www.pwinsider.com /ViewArticle.asp?id=18888&p=1   (1331 words)

 Gateway Music Group - Jonathan Martin
Ivan Koloff is universally respected as one of the all-time great monster main eventers.
In 1967, Ivan Koloff, the Russian Bear was born and debuted in Montreal Canada.
Ivan became a born again Christian in 1996 and today, travels to churches to share his testimony in hopes of saving others from a lifetime of destruction from sin such as alcohol and drugs.
www.gatewaymusicgroup.com /ivan.html   (489 words)

 The Wrestling Gospel According to Mike Mooneyham
Ivan Koloff today is a far cry from the menacing Muscovite mat terror who for three decades spoke in a raspy Russian voice, wore heavy stomping boots, toted his trademark Russian chain, and boasted the cross and sickle emblazoned on his ring garb.
Koloff, who teamed with and headlined against Flair in the Carolinas and Virginia during the late '70s and '80s, says it doesn't surprise him that the native Minnesotan is still a major draw.
Koloff had left some of his cohorts in charge of his car keys at a local club, knowing in advance that he didn't want to be behind the wheel in case he drank too much.
www.mikemooneyham.com /pages/viewfull.cfm?ObjectID=E8041837-3101-480F-8C86E4C9409E09B6   (2055 words)

 SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Ivan Koloff
Ivan Koloff home page for some of this information.
In reality, Ivan was the nicest guy in the world, and I feel that he is one of wrestling greats.
Koloff was ruling and terrorizing the area with his tag team partner Ole Anderson.
www.slam.canoe.ca /SlamWrestling/koloff_ivan.html   (2235 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Ring Chronicle Hall of Fame Inductee - Ivan Koloff
Ivan would never be able to regain his title from Morales, or during his 2nd WWWF reign, Bruno Sammartino.
Koloff was one of wrestling's elite during his career, and he won the titles to prove it!
Koloff, who was always a student of the game, also opened a wrestling school so that he could pass on his considerable knowledge to the next generation.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/halloffame/koloffbio.html   (550 words)

 The Mid-Atlantic Gateway | The Ivan Koloff Interview
While Ivan entertained and often infuriated us with his Russian persona during his days as a star in the ring, unbeknownst to fans at the time, he was fighting far tougher opponents outside the ring.
Koloff: Yes, George had become the booker, and he wasn’t only looking at the young talent in the AWA…but others that were already established that he could bring in and start for Crockett right away.
Koloff: I was one that had always gotten a lot of help in my early career, and I guess I figured that was what we were all supposed to do as we moved on in the business.
www.midatlanticgateway.com /Resource_Center/interviews/koloff/ivankoloff01.htm   (2333 words)

 Poplar Bluff, Daily American Republic: News Index
Koloff made the switch from heel to face - wrestling terms for bad guy and good guy - when he surprisingly teamed with Dusty Rhodes to form the 'Super Powers.' During his career, Koloff won the World Television Championship and United States Heavyweight Championship.
He teamed with Ivan Koloff to twice win the tag team titles, and he was also part of the six-man tag team champions on two occasions.
Koloff was acting on an invitation from a business associate when he visited the First Assembly of God near his hometown in North Carolina.
www.darnews.com /articles/2004/08/02/sports/sports10.txt   (1502 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Ivan Koloff was initially billed as the nephew of Dan Koloff, a wrestler from the 1930s..
Ivan Koloff developed into a tag team wrestler and formed a faction known as The Russians..
defeated Ivan Koloff by DQ with Ronnie Garvin as referee..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/i/ivan-koloff.html   (1525 words)

 Nikita Koloff
Nikita Koloff, especially as a heel, was a monster in the ring.
Koloff was, of course, an evil Russian and Kernoodle was a U.S. traitor.
He was brought in as Nikita Koloff, nephew to Ivan… he learned to look mean and speak with a garbled accent that was supposed to sound Russian.
www.kayfabememories.com /Wrestlers/WLnkoloff.htm   (636 words)

 WWE: Superstars > Hall of Fame > Ivan Putski > Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
His longtime rivalries with some of the dirtiest grapplers in the game, including Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen and Ivan Koloff, established him as one of the most popular grapplers of the 1970’s.
Koloff, Ken Patera, Killer Khan and Blackjack Mulligan are just a few of the great names to fall victim to the Polish Hammer at one point.
Ivan Putski was one of those rare individuals that could draw a crowd by simply smiling and being himself, and as a result will go down in history as one of the most beloved and greatest Superstars of all time.
www.wwe.com /superstars/halloffame/ivanputski/profile   (522 words)

 Ivan Koloff Autograph Session Sat Sept 20th   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Ivan Koloff “The Russian Bear” Sept 20th Were- Ivan will be at The10thInning, Sports, Non-Sports Trading Card and Comic Store, 3327 West Mercury Blvd, Hampton Va, 23666, 757-827-1667, Normal Business Hours(est.)Tuesday-Friday-10-5, Saturday-10-4 When-Saturday September 20th 2003 from 1:00 p.m.
Ivan is a very strong supporter of The Children’s Miracle Network and we will be taking and receiving donations for the Children’s Miracle Network to be donated in Ivan’s name.
In addition Ivan will have one of his original robes and wrestling title belt from his UWA days that you can try on and get pictured with.
www.midatlanticwrestling.com /_wrestling/00000023.htm   (492 words)

 PAGE OF FAME: Ivan Koloff
Became Ivan Koloff in 1967 and the next year defeated Johnny Rougeau for the International title in Montreal.
Initially billed as the nephew of Dan Koloff, a wrestler from the 1920s and 30s, just as Ivan would later be billed as the uncle of Nikita Koloff.
"Koloff, a 6-1, 298 pounder, pinned the 265 pound Sammartino in mid-ring, to leave no doubt regarding his achievement.
www.garywill.com /wrestling/canada/koloff.htm   (452 words)

 Media Man
He came from a family of seven boys and three girls with Ivan being a middle child.
Ivan became a born again Christian in 1996 and today, travels to churches to share his testimony
Ivan makes various appearances at Independent wrestling matches, and Ivan speaks at Churches, Prisons, Detention Centers, etc….sharing his personal testimony of Salvation and the many years of struggling with drugs and alcohol and explaining about times when he could have been killed and God spared his life.....
www.mediaman.com.au /profiles/koloff.html   (471 words)

 Ivan Koloff Sat Oct 11th Autograph Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The event scheduled for Sept 20th with Ivan Koloff "The Russian Bear" is resheduled for Sat Oct 11th due to Hurricane Isabel.
Ivan Koloff “The Russian Bear”Oct 11th Were- Ivan will be at The10thInning Sports, Non-Sports Trading Card and Comic Store 3327 West Mercury Blvd Hampton Va, 23666 757-827-1667 Normal Business Hours (est.) Tuesday-Friday-10-5, Saturday-10-4 When-Saturday October 11th 2003 from 1:00 p.m.
In addition Ivan will have one of his original robes and Heavy Weight Wrestling Title Belts from his UWA days that you can try on and get pictured with.
www.midatlanticwrestling.com /_wrestling/00000025.htm   (643 words)

 WWE: Inside WWE > Title History > WWE Championship > 19710118 - Ivan Koloff
Managed by Captain Lou Albano, the “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff got a shot at Bruno Sammartino’s WWE Championship at Madison Square Garden, the same place that Sammartino won the title almost eight years prior.
Both Superstars were masters of the bearhug, but it was a knee drop from the top rope that gave Koloff the win.
Although Koloff dethroned a champion that had held the Championship for nearly eight years, he would not be so lucky.
www.wwe.com /inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445416   (199 words)

 Ivan Koloff, wrestler, the Russian Bear
A. I was born August 25, 1942 in Moscow, Russia.
Dan Koloff, my great uncle who was a wrestler in the 30s and 40s, also trained me. I watched The Gallagher Brothers, Yukon Eric, The Shire Brothers, Hans Schmidt, Fritz von Erich, Verne Gagne and Pat O'Connor on TV in those early years.
A. I would have to say the Tower of Doom match that I had with the NWA outfit, right before I left.
www.wrestlingclassics.com /koloff/bio.html   (513 words)

 N.W.A. World 6-Man Tag Team Title [Mid-Atlantic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff, and Krusher Khrushchev *
Baltimore, MD Defeat Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff, and Baron Von Raschke.
Ivan Koloff and Powers of Pain (Barbarian and Warlord)
www.wrestling-titles.com /us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html   (103 words)

 IGN Boards - Wrestling TV: It Aint Over Debut
Next Ivan Koloff marches to the ring, to a chorus of boos.
Koloff manages to grapple Putski and nail him with a jackhammer.
Koloff busts Putski open with a vicious right hand punch, knocking him to the canvas as the blood flies.
boards.ign.com /Message.aspx?topic=63597187   (1796 words)

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Ivan & Nikita Koloff (ch) NWA U.S. heavyweight championship ("I quit", cage match): Magnum T.A. def.
Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov (DQ) The MOD Squad def.
Italian Stallion Ivan Koloff (with one hand tied behind his back) def.
members.tripod.com /~Dokiss/pppvevents2.html   (10534 words)

 Nikita Koloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nikita was one of the last "Russian" heels who made a significant achievement in the sport.
As a nephew of the legendary Ivan Koloff, Nikita made his debut in the Mid-Atlantic territory in the summer of 1984.
Later, he had a surprise turn and became a tag team partner of Dusty Rhodes.
www.puroresu.com /wrestlers/koloff_nikita   (102 words)

 Athletes - Al Blake
He looked menacing and Ivan Koloff told RF Video during a shoot interview that he once backed down his boss, Jim Crockett, Jr., with a cold stare.
Vladimir and Ivan feuded with Nikita for several months and had many "Russian Chain Matches".
As Vladimir Petrov, helped Ivan Koloff defend the NWA United States Tag Team Titles after Koloff's tag team partner Dick Murdoch was suspended - this was the only time Blake held a championship title.
listing-index.ebay.com /athletes/Al_Blake.html   (385 words)

 Ivan Koloff
Later that night, the Russians competed in a "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which was won by Sgt. Slaughter.
- NWA Starrcade '88 (December 26) = Koloff & the Junkyard Dog fell to the Russian Assassins.
Later that night, Ivan & Vladimir lost to Salvatore Bellomo & the Sandman.
www.accelerator3359.com /Wrestling/bios/koloff.html   (1681 words)

 1976 WWWF House Show Results
Bruno Sammartino and Ivan Putski defeated Ivan Koloff and Stan Hansen by DQ July 17th 1976 At The Civic Center In Baltimore Maryland:
Stan Hansen and Nikolai Volkoff defeated Gorilla Monsoon and Ivan Putski by Countout
Ivan Putski defeated Stan Hansen by DQ Bruno Sammartino defeated Nikolai Volkoff to retain the WWWF Championship
www.wrestlinginformer.net /1976_wwwf_house_show_results.htm   (3601 words)

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Ivan Putski defeated Ivan Koloff via disqualification at 12:10 after Koloff used a pair of brass knuckles as a weapon
Ivan Putski & Pat Barrett defeated Ivan Koloff & Lou Albano in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Koloff pinned Barrett; fall #2: Koloff & Albano were disqualified at 2:08; fall #3: Albano was counted-out at 3:40
Ivan Putski fought Bruiser Brody to a double disqualification at 15:27; Gorilla Monsoon was the guest referee for the bout
www.angelfire.com /wrestling/cawthon777/76.htm   (7225 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Watch for Ivan's upcoming autobiography coming this fall.
It will be available in Ivan's store on this website!!
Ivan is available to speak at all Christian Churches/youth groups.
www.ivankoloff.com /start.htm   (43 words)

 Wrestler: Ivan Koloff
Dusty Rhodes vs. Ivan Koloff w/ Ernie Ladd (Ladd turns heel on Rhodes later in match)
Ivan Koloff and Nikolai Volkoff w/ Florida tag Titles
Ivan Koloff and Pat Patterson w/ Florida Tag Titles
www.cwfarchives.com /Wrestler.php?id=192   (34 words)

 Shoot with Ivan Koloff - 3769
Discusses Nikita Koloff being brought in, opinions on Dusty, Vince Sr., Ole Anderson, Paul E, & more are included.
Other topics include when the FBI actually came and checked him out after a promo he cut, his demons including drinking/drug abuse, the cops pulling a gun on Buzz Sawyer, fighting with fans, and the NWA/WCW buyout.
He covers the entire WWWF title change in detail, Bruno wanting time off, Pedro being picked by Bruno to replace him, and Ivan brought in as the transitional champion.
www.rfvideo.com /index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=633   (185 words)

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