- Not to be confused with the russian spy in the 1950s who lived in Australia who was also named Vladimir Petrov
- John Nord (later became known as The Berzerker) was originally slated for the role of Vladimir Petrov, but it didn’t come to fruition..
- Vladimir Petrov replaced Krusher Kruschev and teamed up with Ivan Koloff and was a member of Paul Jones’ Army in JCP..
- Vladimir Petrov briefly worked for Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation and locked up with Steve “Dr. Death” Williams..
- 1987: Vladimir Petrov was busted for drug possession and never wrestled again..
Greg Kelly (from Australia) wrote: There was a bit on a nostalgia show on TV the other night about a spy scandal that happened in 1954 when a husband & wife announced that they were Russian spies & wanted political asylum in exchange for the details about a spy ring working out of the Russian Embassy in Australia, Russian agents forced them onto a plane at Sydney airport but when it stopped in Darwin Aust authorities took them back off & gave them asylum & they spent the rest of their lives here, the point of this little tale is that his name was Vladimir Petrov….but I don’t think he ever got to team with Ivan Koloff :-) . Since I was a kid I’ve often heard of the Petrov affair but the name didn’t click until the other night.