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[Ivan Koloff Gallery]

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Ivan Koloff Match History
Wrestler: Ivan Koloff
Real Name: Jim Perras
Birthday: August 25, 1942
Hometown: Born & Raised in Chrysler, Ontario
Retired in North Carolina
Marital Status: Married to Renae
Height & Weight: 5'9 1/2'', 206 to 300 pounds
Trained by: Jack Wentworth
Dan Koloff
Debut: February 1965
Previous Gimmicks: Jim Parris (60s)
Red McNulty (60s)
The Russian Bear
Finishing Move: The Bear hug
Favorite Moves: Inverted backbreaker
The Clothesline
The Knee Drop
Notable Feuds: Bruno Samartino
Angelo Mosca
The Iron Sheik
Rock N Roll Express
Jimmy Valiant
Dusty Rhodes
The Road Warriors

  • IWA International Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Rougeau (1968);
  • IWA International Heavyweight title (1968);
  • WWWF World Heavyweight title (January 18, 1971);
  • IWA World Tag Team titles w/Maurice Vachon (April 18, 73);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Television title (1974);
  • WWA World Heavyweight title (June 18, 1977);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson (July 1977);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Mr. Saito (1977);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Mr. Saito (1977);
  • NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight title (1977);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Mr. Saito (December 6, 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson (June 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson (July 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson (January 18, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson (June 8, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson (Auguat 31, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Alexi Smirnoff (March 1980);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Alexi Smirnoff (April 26, 1980);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Nikolai Volkoff (8/07/80 - 8/80);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Ray Stevens (February 22, 1981);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title (April 16, 1981);
  • NWA Television title (November 3, 1981);
  • NWA Television title (1982);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title (December 1983);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title (March 18, 1984);
  • NWA Canadian Heavyweight title (April 28, 1984);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Don Kernodle (May 8, 1984);
  • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team titles w/Nikita Koloff & Don Kernodle (December 4, 1984);
  • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team titles w/Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (1985);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (March 18, 1985);
  • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team titles w/Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (1985);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Nikita Koloff (October 13, 1985);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Krusher Khrushchev (September 28, 1986);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Dick Murdoch (March 14, 1987);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Manny Fernandez (May 1987);
  • UWF Television title (1987);
  • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team titles w/The Barbarian & The Warlord (Febuary 12, 1988);
  • WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight title (July 15, 1989);


  • In The Beginning:
  • August 25, 1942: Jim Perras was born and raised in Chrysler, Ontario and is now retired in North Carolina..

    Getting into the Business:
  • Early 1960s: Jim Perras began wrestling as "Jim Parris" and "Red McNulty"..
  • Ivan Koloff was initially billed as the nephew of Dan Koloff, a wrestler from the 1930s..
  • 1968: Jim Perras became "Ivan Koloff" and defeated Johnny Rougeau for the International title in Montreal..

    World Wide Wrestling Federation:
  • 1970: Ivan Koloff joined the WWWF, and was soon after managed by Captain Lou Albano..
  • January 18, 1971: Ivan Koloff defeated Bruno Sammartino, this ending Bruno's 7-Year reign as WWWF champion..
  • February 8, 1971: Pedro Morales defeated Ivan Koloff to capture the WWWF Heavyweight title..

    On The Road:
  • September 1, 1972 - AWA Soldiers Field: Verne Gagne defeated Ivan Koloff to retain the AWA World title..
  • January 25, 1978 - Florida Superbowl of Wrestling: Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Ivan Koloff & Mr. Saito..
  • July 21, 1979 - Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza: Mike Sharpe defeated Ivan Koloff..
  • August 3, 1980 - Florida Last Tangle in Tampa: Dick Murdoch & Bugsy McGraw defeated Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff..
  • November 27, 1980 - Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ivan Koloff..
  • May 29, 1984 - NWA Night of Champions: Ivan Koloff & Don Kernodle b Pez Whatley & Mark Youngblood to retain NWA Tag titles..

    National Wrestling Alliance - The Russians:
  • Ivan Koloff developed into a tag team wrestler and formed a faction known as The Russians..
  • November 22, 1984 - NWA Starrcade: The Russians (Ivan & Nikita Koloff) defeated Ole Anderson & Keith Larson..
  • February 24, 1985 - NWA/AWA Star Wars: The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) defeated Steve Keirn & Jimmy Valiant..
  • ~~~Later that night, The Russians competed in a "Tag Team Battle Royal", which was won by Sgt. Slaughter..
  • July 6, 1985 - NWA G.A.B.: Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (NWA) vs The Road Warriors (AWA) ended in a DoubleDQ..
  • September 28, 1985 - AWA Superclash I: Ivan & Nikita & Khrushchev defeated The Crusher, Dick the Bruiser & Baron Von Raschke..
  • November 28, 1985 - NWA Starrcade: The RockNRoll Express defeated The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) to win the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • December 29, 1985 - NWA/AWA Star Wars: The Road Warriors defeated The Russians (Ivan & Khrushchev)..
  • January 21, 1986 - PNW Superstar Extravaganza: The Road Warrios & Magnum TA beat Ivan & Nikita Koloff & Timothy Flowers...
  • February 2, 1986 - NWA Superstars on the Superstation: The Road Warriors defeated The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) by Disqualification..
  • February 24, 1986 - NWA/AWA Star Wars: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff & Baron Von Raschke..
  • April 19, 1986 - NWA 1st Annual Jim Crockett Sr Memorial: The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) defeated Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez..
  • ~~~Second Round, The Russians fought Steve Williams & Terry Taylor to a DRAW..
  • April 28, 1986 - AWA/NWA Rage In a Cage: The Road Warriors defeated The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) in a "Steel Cage" Match..
  • June 14, 1986 - Mid South Superdome: Dusty Rhodes/Steve Williams/Bill Watts beat Ivan/Nikita/Kortsia Korchenko (Street Fight)..
  • July 5, 1986 - NWA Great American Bash: The Road Warriors defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a "Russian Chain" match..
  • September 28, 1986 - NWA US Tag Title Tournament: The Russians (Koloff & Khrushchev) defeated Tim Horner & Nelson Royal..
  • ~~~Second Round: The Russians (Koloff & Khrushchev) defeated Magnum TA & Dusty Rhodes..
  • ~~~Finals: The Russians (Koloff & Khrushchev) defeated Dutch Mantel & Bobby Jaggars to win the Tournament!
  • November 27, 1986 - NWA Starrcade: The Russians (Koloff & Khrushchev) beat Bobby Jaggars & Dutch Mantel in a NO DQ Match..
  • February 7, 1987 - NWA Supertowns on the Superstation: The RockNRoll Express defeated Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov by DQ..
  • April/May 1987 - NWA US Tag Title Tournament: Barry Windham & Ronnie Garvin beat Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov in the 1st round..
  • April 10-11, 1987 - NWA Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Cup: Bob & Brad Armstrong beat Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov in the 1st round..

    National Wrestling Alliance - The Russian Bear:
  • July 4, 1987 - NWA Great American Bash: The Fabulous Freebirds defeated Ivan Koloff & Manny Fernandez & Paul Jones..
  • July 31, 1987 - NWA Great American Bash: Mike Rotunda defeated Ivan Koloff to retain the Florida Heavyweigh title..
  • January 24, 1988 - NWA Bunkhouse Stampede: Ivan Koloff competed in a "Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede" match..
  • March 27, 1988 - NWA CotC I: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Powers of Pain in a "Barbed Wire" match..
  • April 22-23, 1988 - NWA Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Cup: Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch beat Jimmy Valiant & Mighty Wilbur..
  • ~~~Second Round: Lex Luger & String defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch..
  • July 10, 1988 - NWA Great American Bash: The Road Warriors' Team defeated Ivan Koloff's team in a "Tower of Doom Match..
  • ~~~Team #1: The Road Warriors, Steve Williams, Jimmy Garvin, Ronnie Garvin..
  • ~~~Team #2: Ivan Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez & The Russian Assassin..
  • September 7, 1988 - NWA Clash of the Champions III: Ricky Morton defeated Ivan Koloff in a "Russian Chain" matcn..
  • Oct/Dec 1988 - NWA US Tag Title Tournament: Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs The Russian Assassins ended in a DOUBLE DQ..
  • December 7, 1988 - NWA CotC IV: Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Jones with one arm tied behind his back..
  • December 26, 1988 - NWA Starrcade: The Russian Assassins defeated Ivan Koloff & The Junk Yard Dog..
  • October 7, 1989 - WWC 16th Anniversary: Invader #1 beat Ivan Koloff in a "Russian Chain" match to win the WWC Puerto Rican title..
  • March 2, 1991 - Tri-State Winter Challenge II: Ivan Koloff defeated Manny Fernandez in a "Russian Chain" match..

    Herb Abrams' Universal Wrestling Federation:
  • June 1991 - UWF Television Title Tournament: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Ivan Koloff in the first round..
  • June 9, 1991 - UWF Beach Brawl: Bob Backlund defeated Ivan Koloff..

    Eastern Championship Wrestling:
  • February 25, 1992 - Philadelphia: Tony Stetson defeated Ivan Koloff..
  • March 24, 1992 - Philadelphia: Ivan Koloff defeated Tony Stetson in a "Russian Chain" match..
  • October 2, 1992 - Philadelphia: Jimmy Snuka defeated Ivan Koloff..
  • October 3, 1992 - Philadelphia: Ivan Koloff won a "Battle Royal" -- Later, Tommy Cairo beat Ivan Koloff in a 1-on-1 match..
  • October 24, 1992 - Philadelphia: Tommy Cairo defeated Ivan Koloff in a "Russian Chain" match..
  • May 15, 1993 - Philadelphia: Ivan Koloff defeated Mr. Sandman..
  • May 23, 1993 - WCW Slamboree: Thunderbolt Patterson & Brad Armstrong defeated Ivan Koloff & Baron Von Raschke..
  • August 7, 1993 - ECW Philadelphia: Ivan & Vladimir Koloff vs The Headhunters ended in a DOUBLE DQ..
  • ~~~Later that night, Salvatore Bellomo & The Sandman defeated Ivan & Vladimir Koloff..
  • August 8, 1993 - ECW Philadelphia: Ivan & Vladimir Koloff defeated Don E. Allen & Herve Renesto..

    Retirement:
  • September 1994: Ivan Koloff retired from wrestling and briefly ran a wrestling school..
  • Ivan Koloff now lives in North Carolina..
  • December 14, 2002--Coastal Real Extreme Wrestling: Ivan Koloff defeated Marc Ash in a Russian chain match!!
  • February 5, 2005--CWF Mid Atlantic: Sean Powers & Ivan Koloff defeated American Steel Ninja & Bass Munkey..
  • February 25, 2005--Carolina Wrestling Association: George South Jr. beat Ivan Koloff in a chain match with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • February 26, 2005--ACPW: Ivan Koloff defeated Zane Dawson..
  • August 27, 2005--WrestleReunion: Ivan Koloff defeated Domenic DeNucci in a Russian Chain match..
  • October 2005: Tony Atlas & The Patriot & Ranger Ross & The Stro defeated Ivan Koloff & The Russian Army...
  • February 18, 2006--ACPW: The Stro vs Ivan Koloff ended in a No Contest..
  • March 25, 2006--ACPW: Soul Reaper defeated Ivan Koloff in a Chain match..
  • May 6, 2006--NCWA: George South Sr. defeated Ivan Koloff by DQ with Ronnie Garvin as referee ..
  • July 29, 2006--American Coast Pro Wrestling: Ivan Koloff defeated George South Sr. in a Chain match
  • December 2, 2006--Revolutionary Championship Wrestling: Ivan Koloff & Randy Allen beat Ace Gigolo & C.O. Hustler
  • February 3, 2007--Alternative Championship Wrestling: Ivan Koloff beat George South Sr. in a Russian Chain match


  • I would like to thank Ivan Koloff and his wife Renae for helping with the accuracy of this profile..