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Nikolai Volkoff (1947 - 2018)

The wrestling world mourns the loss of another pro-wrestling legend; Nikolai Volkoff, 80's pro-wrestling mega villain has passed. He was recently released from a hospital in Baltimore after a bout of bad health, he died at home today. Volkoff is best known for his time in the WWF when he teamed with the Iron Sheik and captured the WWF Tag Team Championship at the very first WrestleMania and fought for the WWF World Championship against the likes of Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino. He was trained by Stu Hart and spent many of his early year capturing gold and prestige with the NWA, AWA, and Mid-South territories.

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