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Team: The Kalmikoffs
Members: Ivan Kalmikoff (Edward Bruce)
Karol Kalmikoff (Karol Piwoworczyk)
Nikita Kalmikoff (Nikita Mulkovitch)
Igor Kalmikoff (Eric Pomeroy)
Debut: October 28, 1953
Previous Identities: Karol Krauser
Finishing Move:
Notable Feuds: Crusher Lisowski
Dick the Bruiser

  • Southwest Tag Team titles;
  • Southern Tag Team titles;
  • Canadian Tag Team titles;
  • NWA (Upper Midwest) World Tag Team titles;
  • Pacific Coast Tag Team titles;
  • AWA World Tag Team titles;

  • 1949 - 1953: Before forming a team, Ivan & Karol actually wrestled against eachother on many occassions..
  • 1953: The "Original" Kalmikoffs consisted of 'fictional' brothers Ivan (Edward Bruce) & Karol (Karol Piwoworczyk)..
  • October 29, 1953: The team of Ivan & Karol Kalmikoff debuted in Amarillo, Texas against George & Jack Curtis..

  • January 8, 1957: The Kalmikoffs (Ivan & Karol) defeated Fritz von Erich & Karl von Schober for the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • February 26, 1957: Joe & Guy Brunetti defeated the Kalmikoffs for the NWA Tag Team titles in Minneapolis..
  • June 4, 1957: The Kalmikoffs (Ivan & Karol) defeated Joe & Guy Brunetti to recapture the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • August 13, 1957: Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya defeatd the Kalmikoffs for the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • March 5, 1958: The Kalmikoffs defeated Reggie & Stan Lisowski for the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • April 28, 1959: Verne Gagne & Butch Levy defeated Karol & Baron Gattoni (sub for Ivan) for the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Gagne was stripped of the title and the Kalmikoffs (Ivan & Karol) were awarded the titles..
  • July 14, 1959: Butch Levy & Leo Nomellini defeated the Kalmikoffs for the NWA Tag Team titles..

  • 1962: Ivan teamed with a Nikita Kalmikoff (aka Nikita Mulkovitch) when Karol was out of the AWA territory..
  • January 1, 1963: The Kalmikoffs (Ivan & Karol) defeatd Doug Gilbert & Dick Steinborn for the AWA World Tag Team titles..
  • August 20, 1963: Crusher Lisowski & Dick the Bruiser defeated The Kalmikoffs (Ivan & Karol) for the AWA World Tag Team titles..
  • October 5, 1963: The Crusher Lisowski & Dick the Bruiser defeated Ivan & Karol Kalmikoff in in Minneapolis..
  • 1965: Karol was teaming with yet another "brother", Igor Kalmikoff (Eric Pomeroy)..
  • 1965: Karol Kamilkoff died..
  • Ivan Kalmikoff spent some time managing Mighty Igor and died in 1996..