Saturday, February 18, 2017

RIP "the russian bear" Ivan Koloff august 25th,1942 - february 17th, 2017

Ivan Koloff

Last  night the wrestling world was once again rocked by the death of another legend in the sport-- "the Russian bear"  Ivan Kolof  he was 74 and had been battling liver cancer.

he was a big name back I the 70s and 80s and early 90s with an "evil Russian" gimmick  he was a heel most of his career but if I am not mistaken did wrestle as a fan favorite at one point.

he retired from pro wrestling in 1994.  he became a born again Christian  and an ordained minister.

he is survived by his wife, as well as his daughter and son in law and 2 granddaughters

the wwe released a statement on his passing which can be read here: RIP IVAN KOLOFF