Josip Peruzović

Josip Peruzović

  • Born on
    • October 14th, 1947
  • Died on
    • July 29th, 2018
Josip Hrvoje Peruzović better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, was a Croatian-American professional wrestler who was best known for his performances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Although the Volkoff character was often portrayed as a villainous Russian, Peruzović originated from Yugoslavia. In the 1970s, he was Bepo of the Mongols tag team, one of the masked Executioners and feuded with Bruno Sammartino over the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship as Volkoff. In the 1980s, he was known for teaming with The Iron Sheik, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event, and later with Boris Zhukov as The Bolsheviks. In 1990, he turned face and embraced America, briefly feuding with Zhukov and newly-turned Iraqi sympathizer Sgt. Slaughter. In 1994, after a hiatus, he returned as a destitute and desperate character, exploited by Ted DiBiase as the first member of his Million Dollar Corporation.

Starring Josip Peruzović on Plex


Acting (8 Credits)

2018350 Days - Legends. Champions. Survivors
2014The Sheik
1992Royal Rumble as Nikolai Volkoff
1990WrestleMania VI as Nikolai Volkoff
1988WrestleMania IV as Nikolai Volkoff
1987WrestleMania III as Nikolai Volkoff
1986WrestleMania 2 as Nikolai Volkoff
1985WrestleMania I as Nikolai Volkoff

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