All hail Nikolai!!
The Yugoslavia-born WWE Hall Of Famer Nikolai Volkoff was in the "Great White North" recently to take part in a meet and greet session along with taking photos with fans who wanted to meet him. The former WWF Russian-portrayed villain is now residing in Maryland where he attends a number of independent wrestling shows and is also passing down knowledge to today's crop of talent when he gets the chance to do so.
After 27-years as an in-ring performer, Volkoff has one moment slated as the highlight of his career and he revealed that moment during an interview with 'OrilliaMatters'.
“The highlight of my career was wrestling Bruno Sammartino in Madison Square Garden. It was October 25, 1976 for the WWWF Heavyweight Title," said Volkoff. "It was the first sell-out of Bruno’s 188 MSG sell outs, more than any other performer in entertainment history."
Volkoff's fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Tito Santana did not have the most positive reaction to the current WWE product while speaking to this same outlet but Nikolai stated that he on the other hand enjoys what WWE is currently presenting. He named-dropped former 3-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns as being one of his personal favorites.
“I still really enjoy watching the WWE, they have lots of good guys there right now.” Volkoff said. “I really like Roman Reigns, I worked with his father Sika Anoa’i. I like John Cena as well, a lot of respect for him and what he’s done for wrestling. I like all the guys and gals really; they are doing a good job right now.”
Speaking of Roman Reigns, next Monday on RAW Roman and Bobby Lashley will meet in singles action and the winner of that bout will be the new #1 contender to Brock Lesnar's WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam.