Rest in peace champion.
Some unfortunate news to pass along this morning as PWInsider has reported that WWE Hall Of Famer and former WWF Tag Team Champion Nikolai Volkoff has passed away at the age of 70-years old. The site notes that he was recently released from the hospital in Maryland where he was treated for dehydration.
Nikolai began his career in the sport of pro wrestling in the 1960's in Calgary where he was trained by WWE Hall Of Famer and legendary wrestling trainer Stu Hart. After working many of territories around the United States Nikolai began working for Vince McMahon Sr. in the-then 'World Wide Wrestling Federation'. Over the coming years throughout the 70's and 90's Nikolai had two separate runs in the WWF and in between those two runs he competed for the AWA and worked for Bill Watts as well. Volkoff closed out a portion of his career with WWE making appearances for the company on reality shows and on special editions of RAW.
Volkoff last wrestled during the summer of 2017 at the 'H20 Wrestling' one-year anniversary show where he defeated DJ Hyde. In 2016 Nikolai worked five matches for different promotions and after nearly 50 years of being involved in the pro wrestling business the WWE Hall Of Famer peacefully stepped away from it at the age of 70.