Nikolai Volkoff

Nikolai Volkoff

[Nikolai Volkoff GALLERY]

[Mongols] [Executioners] [Sheik/Volkoff] [The Bolshivics] [Million Dollar Corp.]

Title History

  • WWWF International tag team titles w/ Geeto Mongol defeating Tony Marino and Victor Rivera (June 15, 1970);
  • WWWF International tag team titles w/ Geeto Mongol defeating Bruno Sammartino and Dominic Denucci (July 2, 1971);
  • NWA (Georgia) heavyweight title defeating Toru Tanaka defeating Toru Tanaka (August 1975);
  • NWA (Florida) tag team titles w/ Ivan Koloff defeating Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco (August 7, 1980);
  • NWA (Mid-Atlantic) tag team titles w/ Chris Markoff defeating Dewey Robertson and Johnny Weaver (June 27, 1981);
  • Mid-South Wrestling North American heavyweight title defeating Magnum T.A. (October 24, 1983 – Unrecognized);
  • WWF tag team titles w/ The Iron Sheik defeating Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham (March 31, 1985);
  • WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (April 2, 2005);

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

  • Josip Peruzovich was born in the town Split, Croatia and did Judo.

Getting into the Business:

  • 1968: Nikolai Volkoff wrestled his first professional match ever against “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino.
  • Nikolai Volkoff became an official United States citizen in 1970. He fled his native country at 19 and chose his wrestling character to educate Americans about the evils of communism, which he calls “the worst shape of capitalism.”

Pittburgh Territory – The Mongols:

  • 1970: Nikolai Volkoff began his career as a member of the Mongols, wrestling as “Bepo” with “Geeto” managed by Lou Albano.
  • June 15, 1970: The Mongols defeated Victor Rivera and Tony Marino to win the WWWF International tag team titles at MSG.
  • June 18, 1971: Bruno Samartino and Dominic Denucci defeated The Mongols to win the WWWF International tag team titles.
  • July 2, 1971: The Mongols defeated Bruno Samartino and Dominic Denucci to reclaim the WWWF International tag team titles.
  • September 14, 1970: Bepo Mongol wrestled the Living Legend Bruno Samartino to a draw in Madison Square Garden.
  • November 12, 1971: Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler defeated The Mongols to unify the International and World tag team titles.
  • The Mongols fought in Bruno Sammartino’s Pittsburgh territoryuntil Nikolai Volkoff’s superior ability called him back to New York.

World Wide Wrestling Federation:

  • March 14, 1974: Nikolai Volkoff fought WWWF champion Bruno Sammartino to a one hour draw at Madison Square Garden.
  • Steve wrote: I am writing from Ohio and saw a date under Nikolai Volkoff that needs to be corrected. It should read March 4, 1974, instead of March 14. I remember this date very well because Strongbow fought a grudge match against Lou Albano on the same card. The TV interviews given by Blassie prior to the Volkoff-Bruno match were some of his best as he had Nickolai crush an apple and he also carried around an oak-tag tombstone.
  • Nikolai Volkoff teamed with manager Fred Blassie to take on Bruno Sammartion and Chief Jay Strongbow.
  • ~~~The significance of this match is that it was Fred Balssie’s last match as an active wrestler on the East.
  • Nikolai Volkoff wrestled under a mask with Big John Studd and Killer Kowalski, as the masked Executioners.
  • The Executioners (John Studd and Killer Kowalski) won the WWWF tag team titles from Tony Parisi and Louis Cerdan.
  • October 26, 1976: The Executioners use a 3rd member (Nikolai Volkoff) in a match and the titles are declared vacant.
  • Nikolai Volkoff continued with the WWWF in New York and fought in Louisianna, Georgia, Florida and Japan.

World Wrestling Federation – Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik:

  • 1984: Nikolai Volkoff was called back to the WWF by Vince McMahon, Jr. as part of the expansion takeover.
  • February 18, 1985 – WWF War to Settle The Score: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Swede Hanson.
  • Nikolai Volkoff formed one the greatest heel Tag Team combinations of all time with The Iron Sheik.
  • Nikolai Volkoff’s trademark was that he insisted that the crowd rise for the singing of the Russian National Anthem before every match.
  • March 31, 1985 – Wrestlemania I: Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik defeated The US Express to win the WWF Tag Team title in MSG.
  • May 11, 1985 – SNME: Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham and Ricky Steamboat beat The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff and George Steele.
  • July 8, 1985 – King of the Ring: Hulk Hogan defeated Nikolai Volkoff to retain the WWF World Heavyweight title.
  • August 28, 1985 – Michigan State Fair: The British Bulldogs defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
  • October 5, 1985 – SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a “Flag” match to retain the WWF World title.
  • November 7, 1985 – Wrestling Classic: Dynamite Kid defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a few seconds in the 1st round.
  • January 4, 1986 – SNME: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Corporal Kirschner in a “Peace” match.
  • April 2, 1996 – Wrestlemania 2: Corporal Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • July 14, 1986 – King of the Ring: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Danny Spivey in the 1st round. Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Junkyard Dog in the quarter-finals. Pedro Morales defeated Nikolai Volkoff in the semi-finals.
  • September 14, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules Hernandez, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik defeated Corporal Kirchner, Jim Powers & Salvatore Bellomo.
  • September 20, 1986 – Superstars: Hercules Hernandez, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Billy Jack Haynes, Mario Mancini and Nick Kiniski.
  • September 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid).
  • October 20, 1986 – MSG Network: Haku defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • October 25, 1986 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Pedro Morales and Tito Santana.
  • November 2, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules Hernandez, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Corporal Kirchner, Lanny Poffo and SD Jones.
  • November 8, 1986 – Superstars: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) defeated Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik.
  • November 16, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Johnny Mann and Nick Kiniski.
  • November 29, 1986 – SNME: Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • Fred Blassie (retiring) sold the contracts of Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik to WWF newcomer, “The Doctor of Style” Slick.
  • December 7, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Billy Jack Haynes & The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid).
  • December 21, 1986 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • December 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik defeated The Islanders (Haku & Tama) & Jose Luis Rivera.
  • January 10, 1987 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated WWE tag team champions Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid by DQ.
  • January 31, 1987 – Superstars: Pedro Morales and Tito Santana defeated Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik by disqualification.
  • February 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated The Islanders (Haku and Tama).
  • March 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Bruno Sammartino defeated Nikolai Volkoff by disqualification.
  • March 7, 1987 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Rheingans and SD Jones.
  • March 27, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Killer Bees by disqualification when Jim Duggan interfered!
  • April 4, 1987 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff vs. Rick Hunter ended in a no contest.
  • April 11, 1987 – Superstars: Jim Duggan defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a dark match.
  • April 25, 1987 – Superstars: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Sivi Afi & The Islanders (Haku and Tama).
  • May 2, 1987 – SNME: The Can Am Connection (Tom Zenk and Rick Martel) defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
  • May 3, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Lanny Poffo, Mario Mancini and Sivi Afi.
  • May 9, 1987 – Superstars: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Jim Powers, Joe Mirto and Paul Roma.
  • May 31, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Rheingans, Joe Mirto and SD Jones.
  • June 27, 1987 – Superstars: Ken Patera defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a dark match.
  • September 4, 1987 – King of the Ring: Randy Savage defeated Nikolai Volkoff in the 1st round.
  • September 12, 1987 – Superstars: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • October 10, 1987 – Superstars: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The One Man Gang defeated Jake Milliman, Lance Allen and Sivi Afi.

World Wrestling Federation – The Bolsheviks:

  • 1987: Nikolai Volkoff later formed a “not-so-successful” tag team with Boris Zhukov, known as the The Bolsheviks, managed by Slick.
  • 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: Nikolai Volkoff 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 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 and Warlord w/The Baron) beat 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: Ken Patera defeated Nikolai Volkoff in the 1st round.
  • November 20, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Jim Duggan defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • 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 – MSG Network: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 27, 1988 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated SD Jones.
  • February 11, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff).
  • February 19, 1989 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 17, 1989 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Sam Houston.
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov).
  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: Luke defeated Nikolai Volkoff in the 1st round.
  • October 22, 1989 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Paul Roma.
  • October 28, 1989 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff vs. Victor Rivera ended in a time limit draw.
  • Nikolai Volkoff left the WWF and worked a few indy shows for Killer Kowalski before he went back to WWF.
  • October 29, 1989 – AWA: Ken Patera defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • November 18, 1989 – Superstars: The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) defeated Red Tyler and Todd Becker.
  • 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.
  • April 30, 1990 – MSG Network: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
  • 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).

World Wrestling Federation – Good Guy:

  • Nikolai Volkoff turned face for the first time in his career and formed a tag team with Hacksaw Jim Duggan to feud with Sgt Slaughter.
  • June 2, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov by DQ.
  • June 10, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov by DQ.
  • June 16, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Frankie DeFalco.
  • June 24, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Brady Boone.
  • July 21, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Pez Whatley.
  • August 19, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Tom Stone.
  • August 27, 1990 – Summerslam: Nikolai Volkoff and Jim Duggan defeated The Orient Express (Pat Tanaka and Kato).
  • September 8, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Williams.
  • September 21, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • September 22, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 30, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Black Bart.
  • October 30, 1990 – The Main Event IV: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Sgt. Slaughter by disqualification.
  • November 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Tom Burton.
  • 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.

World Wrestling Federation – Million Dollar Corporation:

  • Nikolai Volkoff made a few bad investment decisions in the stock market and nearly lost it all so he looked for WWF employment.
  • 1995: Nikolai Volkoff bought front row tickets to WWF events and wearing the same suit week after week.
  • The Million Dollar Man Ted DeBiase saw an opportunity to use Nikolai Volkoff and brought him into the Million Dollar Corporation.
  • Nikolai Volkoff basically became Ted DiBiase’s servant and was contantly humiliated in front of crowds.
  • Nikolai Volkoff was made to wear a T-Shirt that read “Property of The Million Dollar Man”.
  • Just as Nikolai Volkoff was about to quit the Corporation, Ted DiBiase “resructured” the group and Volkoff was forgotten.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Nikolai Volkoff was in the royal rumble match won by Ric Flair.
  • July 14, 1992 – ECW: Super Ninja and Vladimir Markoff defeated Chris Michaels and Nikolai Volkoff.
  • August 8, 1992 – WWC: The Patriot defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • October 2, 1992 – ECW: ECW world heavyweight champion Don Muraco defeated Nikolai Volkoff to retain the title.
  • October 3, 1992 – ECW: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Vladimir Markoff.
  • November 6, 1993 – NWA-ACW: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Greg Valentine.
  • May 14, 1994 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Duane Gill.
  • May 22, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Phil Apollo.
  • May 23, 1994 – RAW: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Matt Hardy.
  • June 4, 1994 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Derek Domino.
  • June 12, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Tyrone Knox.
  • June 18, 1994 – Superstars: Mabel defeated Nikolai Volkoff by disqualification.
  • July 1, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a 10,000$ challenge.
  • July 16, 1994 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated PJ Walker.
  • July 24, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Virgil.
  • September 3-4, 1994 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated PJ Walker.
  • December 10-11, 1994 – House Show: The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • December 30, 1994 – House Show: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Bob Starr.

Retirement:

  • September 29, 1995 – MEWF: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Bob Starr.
  • April 19, 1996 – PCW: Doink The Clown defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • June 30, 1996 – NWL: Nikolai Volkoff defeated King Kong Bundy.
  • August 17, 1996 – NCW: Jules Strongbow and Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Executioners.
  • September 21, 1996 – WWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ.
  • June 1997: Nikolai Volkoff signed a contract with Kenny Casanova for a New Breed Wrestling event, in Schenectady, NY.
  • July 11, 1997 – New Breed Wrestling: Nikolai Volkoff defeated “Canada’s Greatest Athlete” Mike Sharpe.
  • ~~~Before the match, Kenny Casanova wanted Nikalai Volkoff to sing the Russian National Anthem.
  • ~~~Nikolai refused, so Kenny tried to sing it. Nikolai grabbed the mic and sang the American National Anthem!
  • ~~~Kenny Casanova ran backstage and got Mike Sharpe and the match was on.
  • Nikolai Volkoff currently tours United States Independant Wrestling promotions part time.
  • May 29, 1999 – CZW: Sugar Shack Jack defeated Nikolai Volkoff by DQ.
  • October 19, 1999 – Heroes of Wrestling: Butch and Luke defeated Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik.
  • April 1, 2001 – WrestleMania: Nikolai Volkoff was in the gimmick battle royal won by The Iron Sheik.
  • March 30, 2002 – APWA: Bubba Brewer defeated Nikolai Volkoff to win the heavyweight title in a chain match.
  • June 7, 2003 – World Star Wrestling Federation: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Kage.
  • June 14, 2003 – WWWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Nick Castle.
  • July 11, 2003 – WXW: Moondog Molsonn defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • August 16, 2003 – National Wrestling Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Hasheem Ali (special referee Johnny Valiant).
  • August 24, 2003 – Brawl in Buffalo: Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka defeated Nikolai Volkoff (sub for King Kong Bundy).
  • November 29, 2003: Nikolai Volkoff appears on stage telling his life story at the Theater for the New City in East Village, NY.
  • February 2004: Nikolai Volkoff has opened a training center for professional wrestling around Baltimore, Maryland.
  • April 3, 2004 – IWC: Nikolai Volkoff, Patriot (Tom Brandi) defeated T.Rantula, Dr. Feelgood and Denny Gregory.
  • May 14, 2004 – NWL in Frederick, MD: Headshrinker Samu and John Rambo defeated Nikolai Volkoff and Morgus the Maniac.
  • July 23, 2004 – EWA – Friday Night Riot: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jim Christian by disqualification.
  • October 9, 2004 – WCICW/WWSA/CCW IndyMania 2: Killer Kowalski Jr. and Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mark and Troy Mest.
  • October 23, 2004 – Rice Pro Wrestling: Tony Atlas defeated Nikolai Volkoff by Disqualification.
  • October 29, 2004 – WWSA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Chris Steele.
  • November 6, 2004 – PWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Shane Shadows.
  • March 2, 2005 – MWA debut Show: Nikolai Volkoff and The Patriot defeated Supreme Lee Great and Mana.
  • April 2, 2005 – Hall of Fame Ceremony: Nikolai Volkoff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame along with 6 others in Los Angeles.
  • April 20, 2005 – CIW: Nikolai Volkoff and The Patriot defeated The Bounty Hunter and Virgil.
  • July 15, 2005 – APWF: Bubba Brewer and Nikolai Volkoff defeated Lord Zoltan and Doink.
  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Nikolai Volkoff participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly 24 Legends.
  • October 29, 2005 – WWSA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Angel Gonzalez
  • December 10, 2005 – World Wide Wrestling Alliance: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cage in Slatington, Pennsylvania.
  • March 5, 2006 – World Wrestling Legends PPV: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated Nikolai Volkoff w/The Iron Sheik.
  • March 2006: Nikolai Volkoff is now a Baltimore County Code inspector and resently became a vegetarian.
  • March 2006: Nikolai Volkoff is considering running for the house of delegates in the Baltimore area in September.
  • May 6, 2006 – NWA Cyberspace: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Tobin by Disqualification.
  • July 29, 2006 – National Wrestling Superstars (Day Show): Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jo-Jo w/ Z-Barr in the main event.
  • July 29, 2006 – National Wrestling Superstars (Night): Nikolai Volkoff and The Famous Clown defeated Z-Barr and Jo-Jo.
  • September 12, 2006: Nikolai Volkoff finished 5th out of five candidates, in the Republican primary for the Maryland House of Delegates.
  • May 19, 2007 – SCW: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Thomas Marr by DQ.
  • June 2, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Indian Warrior Draven.
  • August 13, 2007 – RAW: William Regal presented “WWE Idol” with judges Maria Kanellis, Mick Foley and himself.
  • ~~~Contestents for WWE Idol were Jillian Hall, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik, Lilian Garcia and Santino Marella.
  • November 3, 2007 – WWWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Tyler Symz.
  • November 13, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Salvatore Sincere in the main event.
  • November 17, 2007 – PCWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jason Havoc.
  • March 10, 2008 – RAW: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff vs. Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham (WrestleMania 1 Rematch).
  • May 17, 2008 – NWS: Nikolai Volkoff and The Famous Clown defeated Havoc Jr. and Corey Havoc.
  • November 14, 2008 – NWS: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Nick Gregory.
  • December 6, 2008 – Devestation Wrestling Federation: Nikolai Volkoff sang God Bless America in New Jersey.
  • December 6, 2008 – Devestation Wrestling Federation: Rockin’ Rebel and Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Sheiks w/ Bobby Reidel.
  • April 18, 2009 – WWWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Wolfman.
  • May 16, 2009 – WWWA: Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Wolfman.
  • January 23, 2010 – PHW: Jay Jaillet, Jim Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff defeated Josef von Schmidt, Gino Martino and Jimmy Cash.
  • March 26, 2010 – WFX: AJ Sanchez and Kevin Chevy defeated Nikolai Volkoff and Arik Cannon.
  • August 21, 2010 – Atomic Championship Wrestling: Nikolai Volkoff defeated CM Serenyi in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
  • November 15, 2010 – Old School RAW: Santino and Vladimir Kozlov did an in-ring segment with the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff and Slick!
  • ~~~Vladimir Kozlov got to sing the Russian National Anthem with Nikolai Volkoff in what had to be the thrill of a lifetime for Kozlov.
  • ~~~The Iron Sheik started ranting into the microphone during his entrance cutting a heated promo on the Immortal Hulk Hogan.
  • May 21, 2011 – NWS: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Smith James.
  • June 4, 2011 – NWS: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Danny Demanto.
  • July 16, 2011 – NWS: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Monsta Mack.
  • March 22, 2014 – HLW: Bobby Steele defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • March 29, 2014 – D1W: Mad Man Pondo defeated Nikolai Volkoff by DQ.
  • October 25, 2014 – NWL: Latin Tornado and Nikolai Volkoff defeated Gee Vader and Nicholas Tide.