Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nikolai Volkoff: A True Class Act

There was a video floating around of Nikolai Volkoff and Bobby Fulton in a match.  Nothing really odd about two veterans mixing it up at an Indy show. What was odd was that there was not a ring.  You can imagine the responses this garnered. Nikolai reached out to Wrestling Classics' admin, Mark Nulty from WA, and asked the following statement be published.

Please forward to all newsletters or wrestling websites from me: I want to address what seems many are talking about in regards to a show I worked in Ohio over the weekend where there was no ring. I as you know am strictly a performer. I try to be a man of my word and if a promoter books me and pays me what we agree upon I have no problem working on a mat rather than a ring. It does not matter if 10 people show up or 93,000 plus I have a commitment to my fans and the promoter to give them what they want. I wrestle for fun, to stay in shape, and make a few bucks in the process. Everything that I own and have is because of the great fans of wrestling that allowed me to live the American dream. It was a fun match on Saturday. I would have done it all over again as long I can make you all smile. As a man that escaped a tough government and came here with $50 in 1968, I sure am smiling and that's due to all of you. God bless, Nikolai
Needless to say I am now a fan of Nikolai. Everything about this presents him as a real professional. Beyond that everything I have heard about him is that he is one of the nicest men in the business.

Good for Nikolai. The wrestling industry needs more individuals like him. That is for certain.

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