• “I went to wrestling shows more than I went to school” – SmackDown Star
During an interview on the Cheap Heat podcast, SmackDown Superstar Solo Sikoa (younger brother of The Usos) was asked if his father Rikishi brought him backstage to WWF shows back in the day.
Below is what Solo said:
“Yeah, man. I was on the road with him more than I was in school. That’s all I can remember as the early days with him being in the business. I was always backstage with him. I met all the guys growing up.
I met Taker, Triple H, Rock, Stone Cold, Lesnar, you name it, man. I had a couple of birthdays at WrestleMania. I think it was like WrestleMania 16 or 17. I was always going to pay-per-views.
Like I said, I went to wrestling shows more than I went to school.”
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• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 75th birthday of Old School WWF Legend Nikolai Volkoff (Real name: Josip Peruzovic).
Volkoff wrestled for the World Wide Wrestling Federation, later the World Wrestling Federation during the 70s, 80s & 90s, with his biggest accomplishment being his win of the WWF World Tag Team titles with The Iron Sheik at the first ever WrestleMania event, where they defeated the U.S. Express.
After Sheik was suspended in 1987, Boris Zhukov became Volkoff’s new Tag Team Partner and together they were known as ‘The Bolsheviks’, a team that lasted from 1987 till Nikolai turned babyface in 1990.
In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by legendary announcer “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
October 14, 1947 – July 29, 2018