Ivan Kalmikoff

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Amarillo) Southwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating Gory Guerrero (October 16, 1952);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/Ace Abbott defeating ?????? (????, 1953);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/Karol Krauser defeating ??????? (????, 1954);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Karol Krauser defeating ???????? (May ??, 1954);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Karol Krauser defeating Luther Lindsey & Jack Claybourne (December 9, 1954);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Karol Krauser defeating Tiny & Al Mills (March 17, 1955);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Karl Von Schober & Fritz Von Erich (January 8, 1957);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (June 6, 1957);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (March 24, 1958);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Nikita Kalmikoff defeating Bobo Brazil & Billy Watson (June 12, 1958);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Nikita Kalmikoff defeating Bernard Vignal & Billy Watson (September 24, 1958);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Stan & Reggie Lisowski (March 5, 1959);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff Awarded (June ??, 1959);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Ilio DiPaolo & Billy Watson (March 14, 1960);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Roy McClarty & Billy Watson (October 2, 1961);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Mr. High & Mr. Low (January 1, 1963);
  • AWA (Indiana) World Tag Team titles w/Karol Kalmikoff defeating Stan & Art Neilson (September ??, 1963);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Ivan Kalmikoff formed a successful heel tag team with Karol Kalmikoff known as The Kalmikoffs
  • Ivan Kalmikoff was the tag team partner and then the manager of The Mighty Igor (Richard Garza)..
  • Ivan Kalmikoff worked most of his career in either Verne Gagne’s AWA and the NWA in early tag team days..
  • Ivan Kolmikoff then finished his career with Ed “The Sheik’ Farhat’s Detroit-based NWA territory.
  • June 9, 1996: Ivan Kalmikoff passed away…