Nikolai-Volkoff-Obituary

Nikolai Volkoff

Oct 14, 1947 – Jul 29, 2018 (Age 70)

Obituary

Josip Peruzovic (1947 – 2018) was born in Croatia and became famous as Nikolai Volkoff, the villainous Soviet wrestler. He and The Iron Sheik were WWE Tag Team Champions and had memorable bouts against superstars Sgt. Slaughter, Hulk Hogan, and Bruno Sammartino. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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May Almighty God and his son Jesus Christ bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. John 17:3

Well I want to thank you very much for your memory's you gave me in my younger year's of my life I miss you till we meet again happy trails to you.

May 'God' give the VOLKOFF FAMILY peace at this most difficult time.

Condolences to the family, words fo not come easy at a time like this, may those around you help you through the days ahead. Hold tight to good memories of Nikolai and look forward to the time when there will be no more sickness and death

I FIRST SAW "NIK VOLKOFF" WRESTLE IN 1975- 77 IN THE PROVIDENCE-BOSTON AREA. WHAT A GREAT THRILL. HE WAS ONE OF "MY FAVORITES" BACK THEN, ALONG WITH "STAN THE MAN", BRUNO, CHIEF J. STRONGBOW AND KEN PATERA. ( I ALSO HAVE MANY PHOTOS I HAD TAKEN OF HIM / THEM ) "PEACE & LOVE" , BROTHER ! YOU WERE "ONE OF A KIND ", JIM

I am so sorry to hear hear of Mr. Peruzavic's passing. My condolences to his family. I spent much of my teens watching Nikolai Volkov wave the Soviet flag and sing their national anthem. Although he portrayed a villain I know that he was far from the character he portrayed for the WWF and was always one of my favorites. I feel like a piece of my childhood has gone along with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and know that he has touched so manny lives.

It's hard to lose someone you love. Condolences to the famiily. May your fondest memories and and God above bring you comfort.

good man, someone you love to hate ( in a fun way ). very surprised and sadden. he will be miss. maybe he and dusty Rhodes have started wrestling up there