Nicoli Volkoff

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Chicago) World Tag Team titles w/Boris Volkoff defeating Reggie & Stan Lisowski (December 15,1956);
  • NWA (Chicago) World Tag Team titles w/Boris Volkoff defeating Reggie & Stan Lisowski (February 22,1958);
  • NWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Boris Volkoff defeating Kurt & Karl Van Brauner (May 1965 in Memphis, TN);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Late 1950s: Nicoli Volkoff formed a tag team with his “fictional” brother Boris Volkoff (Francis Edward Zela), as the Volkoff Brothers..
  • ~~~They wrestled in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Detroit, Cleveland, South Bend, Indianapolis, Benton Harbor, Chicago & Georgia..
  • August 29, 2001: Steve “Nicoli Volkoff” Gobb passed away in Panama City, Florida.. 
  • Not to be confused with Nikolai Volkoff……..

    John Perin wrote: Nicoli Volkoff (Steve Gobb) – Met Lou Thesz for the NWA Title at the Cincinnati Gardens on January 27, 1963. This was Thesz’ third match after winning the NWA crown from Buddy Rogers earlier that month. Thesz defeated Volkoff in just 21 seconds. in what was obviously a one-fall match. By the way, the temperature in Cincinnati that Sunday night was close to zero. (As Thesz had a number of matches coming up the next week in Texas – beginning the next night – you might wonder if it was decided to wrap things up quickly).