Ivan Koloff the Russian Bear was one of wrestling's most hated villains and a true pioneer of professional wrestling. Ivan is respected worldwide for his contributions to the wrestling business but outside of the ring he was a gentle man who loved the lord. Ivan is a former WWWF World Champion the man who ended Bruno Sammartino's reign. Many remember him as "Uncle" Ivan to his "Nephew" Nikita.
We are saddened by the loss of Ivan Koloff and we honor him with this tribute. We hope you get to know more about this wrestling legend not just as a performer but who the man Ivan really was with stories from those who knew Ivan best and from the man himself. This is The Russian Bear Honoring the life of Ivan Koloff.