Ivan Koloff



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 280 lbs

Real Name: Oreal Perras OR James Parras OR Jim Perras (found three different references)

DOB: 8/25/42

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Other Names: "The Russian Bear"

Wrestler Since: 1965

Finishing Maneuver: Inverted Backbreaker, Bear Hug, Knee Drop

Official Website: http://www.ivankoloff.com/

Other Related Sites:
Ivan Koloff - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Ivan Koloff - Wikipedia Bio
"Famed 'Russian' Speaks About Troubled Past" - Article By Leigh Kelley, Hendersonvillenews.com

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (23 - 39, 1 DCO, 2 DDQs, 1 Draw)
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (January 18, '71) = Koloff won the WWWF Title, beating Bruno Sammartino.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (February 8, '71) = Koloff lost the WWWF Heavyweight Title to Pedro Morales.
- AWA Soldiers' Field (September 1, '72) = Koloff was beaten by the AWA World Champ, Verne Gagne.
- San Francisco United States Title Tournament (March 12, '77) = Koloff beat Rocky Johnson, then fell to Peter Maivia. Pat Patterson won the tournament.
- Florida Tag-Team Title Tournament (December 6, '77) = Koloff & Mr. Saito defeated Buddy Roberts & Keith Franks and the Masked Marauders to win the tournament.
- Florida Superbowl of Wrestling (January 25, '78) = Koloff & Mr. Saito lost to Jack & Jerry Brisco.
- Georgia Tag Team Title Tournament (May 18, '79) = Koloff & Ole Anderson took down Ray Candy & Norvell Austin and Mr. Wrestling I & II, before losing in the finals to Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 21, '79) = Koloff was beaten by Mike Sharpe.
- Florida United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (July 4, '80) = Koloff & Nikoli Volkoff fell in the first round to the eventual winners, Dusty Rhodes & Bugsy McGraw.
- Florida Last Tangle in Tampa (August 3, '80) = Koloff & Nikoli Volkoff lost to Dick Murdoch & Bugsy McGraw.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November 27, '80) = Koloff fell to Dusty Rhodes.
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (January 8, '84) = Koloff & Ernie Ladd lost in the first round to Jimmy Valiant & Dory Funk Jr. Don Kernodle & Bob Orton Jr won the tournament.
- NWA Night of Champions (May 29, '84) = Koloff & Don Kernodle stayed the NWA Tag Champs, winning over Pez Whatley & Mark Youngblood.
- NWA Starrcade '84 (November 22) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita Koloff) beat Ole Anderson & Keith Larson.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (February 24, '85) = 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.
- NWA Great American Bash '85 (July 6) = The Russians (Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev), as the NWA Tag Champs, fought to a Double Disqualification with the AWA Tag Champs, the Road Warriors.
- AWA Superclash I (September 28, '85) = The Russians (Ivan, Nikita & Khrushchev) stayed the NWA World 6-Man Tag Champs, beating Crusher, Dick the Bruiser & Baron Von Raschke.
- NWA Starrcade '85 (November 28) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) lost the NWA Tag Titles to the Rock-n-Roll Express.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (December 29, '85) = The Russians (Ivan & Khrushchev) were beaten by the Road Warriors.
- Pacific Northwest Superstar Extravaganza (January 21, '86) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) & Timothy Flowers fell to Magnum TA & the Road Warriors.
- NWA Superstars on the Superstation (February 2, '86) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) lost, via DQ, to the Road Warriors.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (February 24, '86) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) & Baron Von Raschke lost to Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors.
- NWA 1st Annual Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 19, '86) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) defeated Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez, then fought to a Draw with Steve Williams & Terry Taylor. The Road Warriors won the tournament.
- AWA/NWA Rage In A Cage (April 28, '86) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) lost a "Steel Cage" Match to the Road Warriors.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June 14, '86) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) & Kortsia Korchenko lost a "Street Fight" to Dusty Rhodes, Steve Williams & Bill Watts.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 5) = The Russians (Ivan & Nikita) lost a "Russian Chains" Match to the Road Warriors.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (September 28, '86) = The Russians (Koloff & Khrushchev) defeated Tim Horner & Nelson Royal, Magnum TA & Dusty Rhodes, and Dutch Mantel & Bobby Jaggars to win the tournament.
- NWA Starrcade '86 (November 27) = The Russians (Koloff & Khrushchev) stayed the NWA US Tag Champs, winning a "No Disqualification" Match over Bobby Jaggars & Dutch Mantel.
- NWA Supertowns on the Superstation (February 7, '87) = Koloff & Vladimir Petrov lost, via DQ, to the Rock-n-Roll Express.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (April/May '87) = Koloff & Vladimir Petrov fell in the first round to Barry Windham & Ronnie Garvin. The Midnight Express won the tournament.
- NWA 2nd Annual Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 10-11, '87) = Koloff & Vladimir Petrov lost in the first round to Bob & Brad Armstrong. Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff won the tournament.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 4) = Koloff, Manny Fernandez & Paul Jones fell to the Fabulous Freebirds.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 31) = Koloff lost to the NWA Florida Champ, Mike Rotunda.
- NWA Bunkhouse Stampede (January 24, '88) = Koloff competed in a "Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede" Match, which was won by Dusty Rhodes.
- NWA Clash of the Champions I (March 27, '88) = Koloff & the Powers of Pain lost a "Barbed Wire" Match to Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors.
- NWA 3rd Annual Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 22-23, '88) = Koloff & Dick Murdoch beat Jimmy Valiant & Mighty Wilbur, then lost to the eventual winners, Lex Luger & Sting.
- NWA Great American Bash '88 (July 10) = Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez & the Russian Assassin lost a "Tower of Doom" Match to Steve Williams, Jimmy Garvin, Ronnie Garvin & the Road Warriors.
- NWA Clash of the Champions III (September 7, '88) = Koloff lost a "Russian Chains" Match to Ricky Morton.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (October/December '88) = In the first round, Ivan & Nikita Koloff fought to a Double Countout with the Russian Assassins. The Fantastics won the tournament.
- NWA Clash of the Champions IV (December 7, '88) = Koloff, with one arm tied behind his back, beat Paul Jones.
- NWA Starrcade '88 (December 26) = Koloff & the Junkyard Dog fell to the Russian Assassins.
- WWC 16th Anniversary Show (October 7, '89) = Koloff lost the WWC Puerto Rican Title to Invader #1 in a "Russian Chains" Match.
- Tri-State Winter Challenge II (March 2, '91) = Koloff won a "Russian Chains" Match over Manny Fernandez.
- UWF Sportschannel Television Title Tournament (June '91) = Koloff lost in the first round to Bam-Bam Bigelow. Steve Williams won the tournament.
- UWF Beach Brawl (June 9, '91) = Koloff was pinned by Bob Backlund.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (February 25, '92) = Koloff lost to Tony Stetson.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (March 24, '92) = Koloff won a "Russian Chains" Match over Tony Stetson.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (October 2, '92) = Koloff was pinned by Jimmy Snuka.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (October 3, '92) = Koloff won a "Battle Royal". Later on, Koloff lost to Tommy Cairo.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (October 24, '92) = Koloff lost a "Russian Chains" Match to Tommy Cairo.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (May 15, '93) = Koloff pinned Mr. Sandman.
- WCW Slamboree '93 (May 23) = Koloff & Baron Von Raschke were beaten by Thunderbolt Patterson & Brad Armstrong.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (August 7, '93) = Ivan & Vladimir Koloff fought to a Double Disqualification with the Headhunters. Later that night, Ivan & Vladimir lost to Salvatore Bellomo & the Sandman.
- ECW Philadelphia Show (August 8, '93) = Ivan & Vladimir Koloff won over Don E. Allen & Herve Renesto.
- Wrestle Reunion #2 (August 27, '05) = Koloff won a "Russian Chain" Match over Dominic DeNucci.

Title Summary:
- IWA International Heavyweight Champion (1968 - 4/22/1968)
- IWA International Heavyweight Champion(2) (1968)
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion (1/18/1971 - 2/08/1971)
- IWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Mad Dog Vachon (4/18/1973 - 5/14/1973)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion (1974 - 7/08/1974)
- WWA World Heavyweight Champion (6/18/1977 - 11/12/1977)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion w/ Pat Patterson (7/1977 - 1977)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Mr. Saito (1977)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Mr. Saito (1977)
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion (1977)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Mr. Saito (12/06/1977 - 1/25/1978)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion w/ Ole Anderson (6/1978 - 6/23/1978)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ole Anderson (7/1978 - 10/13/1978)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Ole Anderson (1/19/1979 - 5/1979)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Ole Anderson (6/08/1979 - 7/02/1979)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Ole Anderson (8/31/1979 - 9/21/1979)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Alexi Smirnoff (3/1980 - 4/1980)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion(7) w/ Alexi Smirnoff (4/26/1980 - 6/08/1980)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Nikolai Volkoff (8/07/1980 - 8/1980)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Ray Stevens (2/22/1981 - 3/22/1981)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion (4/16/1981 - 10/10/1981)
- NWA Television Champion (11/03/1981 - 6/06/1982)
- NWA Television Champion(2) (1982 - 10/17/1982)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion(2) (12/1983 - 1/25/1984)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion(3) (3/18/1984 - 4/22/1984)
- NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion (4/29/1984 - 6/10/1984)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Don Kernodle (5/08/1984 - 10/20/1984)
- NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Nikita Koloff & Don Kernodle (12/04/1984 - 1985)
- NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (1985 - 7/1985)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (3/18/1985 - 7/09/1985)
- NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev (1985 - 5/17/1986)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Nikita Koloff (10/13/1985 - 11/28/1985)
- NWA United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Krusher Khrushchev (9/28/1986 - 12/09/1986)
- NWA United States Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Dick Murdoch (3/14/1987 - 4/1987)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Manny Fernandez (5/1987)
- UWF Television Champion (1987)
- NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ the Barbarian & the Warlord (2/12/1988 - 1988)
- WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion (7/15/1989 - 10/07/1989)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 1979 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1985 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Ivan & Nikita Koloff)
- 1985 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs. the Road Warriors)