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Veteran wrestler, “Ivan Koloff” Aka “The Russian Beardies” at 74  

Veteran wrestler, Ivan Koloff otherwise called The Russian Bear who wrestled to fame for years as a supreme villain, has died. 74-year-old Koloff was a former WWF World Heavyweight champion who had been battling liver cancer.

In his career, he fought the likes of Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund. He was especially big in the 80’s as Ronald Reagan challenged Russia on the world stage.

News of his death comes barely 24 hours after WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele died from kidney failure.


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