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"Is That Wrestling Fake?" #2020

Is That Wrestling Fake Excerpt from Is That Wrestling Fake The Bear FactsCopyright Ivan Koloff and Scott Teal I got mad one night when Dusty told us Nikita needs to get pinned tonight I thought that was the worst thing the

  • Title: "Is That Wrestling Fake?"
  • Author: Ivan Koloff Scott Teal
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  • Page: 270
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • "Is That Wrestling Fake?" By Ivan Koloff Scott Teal, Excerpt from Is That Wrestling Fake The Bear FactsCopyright Ivan Koloff and Scott Teal I got mad one night when Dusty told us, Nikita needs to get pinned tonight I thought that was the worst thing they could do Just a minute, I said If we need to lose tonight, then pin me Don t beat Nikita, because down the road, it will mean if he s unbeaten I waExcerpt from Is That Wrestling Fake The Bear FactsCopyright Ivan Koloff and Scott Teal I got mad one night when Dusty told us, Nikita needs to get pinned tonight I thought that was the worst thing they could do Just a minute, I said If we need to lose tonight, then pin me Don t beat Nikita, because down the road, it will mean if he s unbeaten I was smart enough to know that after spending twenty years in the business, I could get the job done both in the ring and on interviews, so it wouldn t hurt me to lose If they beat Nikita when he was still relatively inexperienced, it would kill him His mystique was that of a monster Russian who couldn t be beaten We would get a lot mileage out of the Koloff team if we waited to beat him when he was over For decades, professional wrestling fans have asked the question Is that wrestling fake However, they wouldn t have dared ask that question directly to Ivan Koloff, whose work in the ring made believers out of the most cynical viewers Growing up on a farm in Ontario, Ivan learned the meaning of hard work and discipline Unfortunately, he made wrong choices and wound up in prison for cattle rustling Upon his release, he enrolled in a wrestling school and began a career in pro wrestling as Red McNulty, the Irish Rogue Five years later, on January 18, 1971, he appeared in Madison Square Garden under the name Ivan Koloff and did what had never been done before He pinned Bruno Sammartino s shoulders to the mat and won the WWWF heavyweight title When the referee called for the bell, you could have heard a pin drop as the than 21,000 screaming fans were instantly moved to a stunned, disbelieving silence That accomplishment made Ivan Koloff one of wrestling s biggest superstars until his retirement from the ring in the mid 1990s Competing in virtually every major promotion throughout the world, he feuded with every top name in the wrestling business, including Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Dick the Bruiser, Bob Backlund, Billy Robinson, Dusty Rhodes, and Ivan Putski Here for the first time, Ivan tells the story of his life the highs and the lows his admission of alcohol and drug abuse reflections of a life spent on the road, and the toll it took on his body and soul the event in Kannapolis, North Carolina, that changed his life forever.Ivan also talks about how he got into wrestling, wrestling as Red McNulty, the one eyed Irish Rogue, how Lou Albano paved the way for his first run in New York, dealing with Vince McMahon Sr and what he thinks of him as a businessman, his tour of Australia with Playboy Gary Hart and King Curtis, who, how, and when he was approached about winning the WWWF title from Bruno Sammartino and you won t believe who the New York office sent to talk to him about it , how the New York wrestling office double crossed Ivan after he won the title, getting into a fight with Buck Ramstead in Japan, how wrestlers used alcohol and drugs to deal with their injuries and physical problems, the part steroids played in the careers of many of his peers, acting as referee for a fight in the dressing room between Don Jardine and Wahoo McDaniel, his time in the ring and on the road with Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer, why he and Alexis Smirnoff were stopped and intervi

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    1. By the time I was born 1986 Ivan Koloff had already peaked and was on the back end of his professional wrestling career This wasn t a book that was really on my radar as a younger wrestling fan Then I happened to walk into a Wal Mart in Greenville North Carolina at 8 or 9 at night, and whose sitting at a table selling books and pictures but the Russian Bear himself Well, I was certainly familiar with Ivan s work both in New York with Bruno and in JCP tagging with Nikita and Barry Dorsow, so I we [...]

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