• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 71st 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!
• Ronda Rousey Reacts To Conor McGregor – Khabib Nurmagomedov Post-Fight Incident At UFC 229
During a recent interview with TMZ, UFC Hall of Famer & current WWE RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey commented on the Conor McGregor – Khabib Nurmagomedov post-fight incident at UFC 229.
Below is what she said:
“I understand promoting fights and having to sell them. I really do. But, I don’t think people have to get arrested in order to do that. I think I’ve been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines.
I think that Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus, because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend Michael Chiesa missed his fight because [he got cut by the glass].”
Ronda was then asked if UFC should penalize Khabib for jumping out of the cage and below is what Ronda said:
“I think, if you’re gonna draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that. I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don’t think that anyone should get special treatment because they’re a bigger draw.
I would be much more strict about everything. I say you get popped for steroids once, you’re banned for life. You know, but then again I’m not the promoter of a multi-million dollar organization. It’s just you have to think about, you know, from their perspective when is it not worth it anymore?
I don’t want the company to be prioritizing this quarter over the next 10 years. I don’t want it to get to the point where people are not buying tickets to go see fights live, because they are afraid of what could happen in the arena.”