WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff has passed away at the age of 70.
Volkoff, born Josip Nikolai Peruzovic, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and is best known for playing the role of an over-the-top Soviet character.
Paired with The Iron Sheif and managed by Freddie Blassie, Volkoff would sing the Soviet national anthem while highlighting conflicts between the USA and Soviet union.
MY BEST FRIEND. MY PARTNER. MY BROTHER. WE GET MORE HEAT THAN ANYONE ON EARTH. I TRUST HIM WITH MY LIFE. HE TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I WAS DOWN. I MISS YOU FOREVER 💔 pic.twitter.com/pp7ZgQRDnb
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 29, 2018
Brian Lawler, son of another WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, also passed away today as has Brickhouse Brown.