Boris Zhukov


Title History

  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles (as Jim Nelson) w/Don Kernodle defeating Porkchop Cash & Jay Youngblood (May ??, 1982);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) Tag Team titles (as Jim Nelson) w/Don Kernodle defeating Porkchop Cash & Iceman Parsons (June 17, 1982);
  • NWA (Toronto) Television title (as Jim Nelson) defeating Jay Youngblood (October 17, 1982);
  • NWA (Toronto) Television title (as Jim Nelson) defeating Terry Kay (March 27, 1983);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Rick McGraw (August 13, 1984);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Soldat Ustinov defeating Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels (May 25, 1987);
  • WWF (World Wrestling Entertainment) Slammy Awards – Best Personal Hygiene (1987);

Career Highlights

National Wrestling Alliance:

World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • Boris Zhukov was brought in to Fritz von Erich’s WCCW by General Skandor Akbar, the manager of Devastation Inc..
  • ~~~The General said Boris would have to defeat Bruiser Brody in order to be an official member of Devastation Inc..
  • ~~~Bruiser Brody defeated Boris Zhukov and The General would not allow Zhukov into Devastation Inc..
  • November 24, 1983 – Thanksgiving Star Wars: Jose Lothario defeated Boris Zurcov..

American Wrestling Association:

  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Sgt Slaughter defeated Boris Zuhkov by DQ to retain the AWA Americas title..
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Brad Rheingans defeated Boris Zuhkov..
  • Boris Zhukov formed a tag team with Soldat Ustinov in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1987: Boris Zhukov teamed with Nikolai Volkoff as the Bolchivics in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • October 5, 1987 – House Show: Boris Zhukov defeated Scott Casey.
  • October 9, 1987 – House Show: Boris Zhukov defeated SD Jones.
  • November 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Lanny Poffo and SD Jones.
  • November 14, 1987 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Jerry Allen and Mario Mancini.
  • November 15, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Jake Roberts defeated Nikolai Volkoff (w/Boris Zhukov & Slick).
  • November 22, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Lanny Poffo and Van Van Horne.
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana), The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid), The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell), The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash), The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff), The Dream Team (Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) & The Islanders (Haku & Tama) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 28, 1987 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) in a dark match.
  • December 13, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Brady Boone and Jim Evans.
  • December 20, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Mike Richards and Mr. Harte.
  • January 2, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: WWE tag team champions Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) in a best 2 out of 3 falls match to retain the titles.
  • January 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed, The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff) & The One Man Gang defeated Lanny Poffo, Rick Hunter & The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell).
  • January 24, 1988 – Royal Rumble: Each Bolsheviks members participated in the royal rumble match won by Jim Duggan.
  • February 6, 1988 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Brady Boone and SD Jones.
  • February 7, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Jerry Grey and Rex King.
  • March 12, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) in a dark match.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania IV: Boris Zhukov participated in the Battle Royal, which was won by Bad New Brown..
  • April 3, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Allen Kinsey and Scott Casey.
  • May 14, 1988 – Superstars: Hulk Hogan defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • May 15, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Bill Woods and Brady Boone.
  • May 29, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Buck Zumhofe and Warren Bianchi.
  • June 14, 1988 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Billy Bowman and Riki Ataki.
  • July 9, 1988 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Rusty Riddle and Scott Colontonio.
  • July 10, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Lanny Poffo and Scott Casey in a dark match.
  • July 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Carmine Surace and Mario Mancini.
  • July 31, 1988 – Wrestlefest: The Powers of Pain (Barbarian & Warlord w/The Baron) defeated The Bolsheviks..
  • August 6, 1988 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated JT Thomas and Warren Bianchi.
  • August 14, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Chris Zarna and Frank DeFalco.
  • August 29, 1988 – Summerslam: The Powers Of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff).
  • September 4, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) (w/Slick) defeated Brad Anderson and Chuck Striker.
  • September 11, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated David Isley and Mario Mancini.
  • September 24, 1988 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Scott Colontonio and Tony Suber.
  • October 16, 1988 – King of the Ring: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Boris Zhukov in the 1st round.
  • October 29, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Blue Blazer defeated Boris Zhukov in a dark match.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart), The Powers Of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord), The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash), The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff), The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard), Los Conquistadores (Conquistador Dos & Conquistador Uno) & The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 26, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: Jim Duggan defeated Boris Zhukov in a flag match.
  • February 11, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff).
  • April 24, 1989 – MSG Network: Paul Roma defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • May 6, 1989 – Superstars: The Rockers defeated Boris Zhukov and George South.
  • May 27, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: Jimmy Snuka defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • June 17, 1989 – Superstars: Bret Hart defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • June 18, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated Boris Zhukov and Tom Stone.
  • July 9, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated Boris Zhukov and Jake Milliman.
  • July 15, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • July 22, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Tito Santana defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • August 5, 1989 – Superstars: The Rockers defeated Boris Zhukov and Sandy Beach.
  • August 20, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Demolition defeated Boris Zhukov and Bill Wood.
  • August 27, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Ronnie Garvin defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov)..
  • September 24, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Dusty Rhodes defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • October 7, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • November 18, 1989 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Red Tyler and Todd Becker.
  • November 22, 1989 – House Show: Boris Zhukov defeated Tito Santana.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: Boris Zhukov defeated Paul Roma in a dark match.
  • December 3, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Scott Colton and Tom Fuller.
  • December 16, 1989 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Mark Shelton and Mark Young.
  • December 24, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Todd Becker and WT Jones.
  • January 27, 1990 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Lynn Wagner and Mark Regan.
  • February 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Chuck Kilts and Terry Bronson.
  • February 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Al Burke and Terry Bronson.
  • April 1, 1990 – Wrestlemania VI: The Hart Foundation defeated The Bolsheviks in 19 seconds..
  • April 21, 1990 – Superstars: WWE tag team champions Demolition defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) to retain the titles.
  • May 5, 1990 – Superstars: Jim Duggan defeated Boris Zhukov in a dark match.
  • May 6, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff).
  • May 19, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff).
  • May 27, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff).
  • ~~~Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff (who turned face) eventually broke up and had a short feud..
  • June 2, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov by DQ.
  • June 10, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov by DQ.
  • July 22, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Boris Zhukov defeated Red Tyler.
  • July 28, 1990 – Superstars: Boris Zhukov defeated Scott Colton.
  • ~~~Boris Zhukov became a jobber and was eventually left the promotion..
  • October 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Dustin Rhodes defeated Boris Zhukov in a dark match.
  • November 17, 1990 – Superstars: Shane Douglas defeated Boris Zhukov in a dark match.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: The Alliance (Butch, Luke, Nikolai Volkoff and Tito Santana) defeated The Mercenaries (Boris Zhukov, Sato, Sgt. Slaughter and Tanaka) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 24, 1990 – MSG Network: Tugboat defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • December 9, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Tugboat defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • December 23, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Jake Roberts defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • February 8-9, 1991 – House Show: The Rockers defeated Smash and Boris Zhukov.
  • May 3, 1991 – Wrestling in a Newington: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • May 13, 1991 – UWF: Corporal Kirchner defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • June 9, 1991 – UWF: Boris Zhukov defeated Paul Samson.
  • March 6, 1993 – USA Wrestling: Boris Zhukov defeated TC Carter.
  • 1992: Boris Zhukov retired from wrestling and began working driving a tractor-trailer for SunBet Transport.

    Ron Valliere wrote: he following is a little info on Boris Zhukov’s run with World Class Championship Wrestling — Boris was brought in to WCCW by General Skandor Akbar the boss of Devastation Inc. However he was not brought in as an automatic official member of Devastation Inc. The General said Boris would have to defeat Bruiser Brody in order to be an official member of Devastation Inc. Boris challenged Brody to a match and of course Brody accepted. Brody defeated Boris and the General would not allow Boris in Devastation Inc. To my knowledge this was Boris’s only appearance for WCCW.