Nikolai Volkoff

1947 - 2018

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Josip Hrvoje Peruzović (October 14, 1947 – July 29, 2018), better known by his ring name Nikolai Volkoff, was a Croatian-American professional wrestler best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Although the character that Volkoff often portrayed was a villainous Russian, Peruzović originated from the former Yugoslavia in real life, now present day Croatia. In the 1970s, he was Bepo of the Mongols tag team, one of the masked Executioners and feuded with Bruno Sammartino over the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship as Volkoff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Volkoff has received more than 1,255,845 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Nikolai Volkoff is the 159th most popular wrestler (down from 130th in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from Croatia (down from 215th in 2019) and the most popular Croatian Wrestler.

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  • 20

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  • 2.02

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  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Nikolai Volkoff ranks 159 out of 703Before him are Jim Duggan, Takehide Nakatani, Diamond Dallas Page, Ricky Steamboat, Rikishi, and Vickie Guerrero. After him are Rustam Kazakov, Davey Boy Smith, Ștefan Rusu, Eric Bischoff, Dan Henderson, and Vasile Andrei.

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Among people born in 1947, Nikolai Volkoff ranks 541Before him are Tua Forsström, Gardner Dozois, Debra Mooney, Richard J. Evans, Cemil Turan, and Mumtaz. After him are Grethe Kausland, Sten Stensen, Robert Service, Rói Patursson, Rustam Kazakov, and Sally Struthers. Among people deceased in 2018, Nikolai Volkoff ranks 387Before him are Gardner Dozois, Thomas Bopp, Momoko Sakura, Afonso Dhlakama, Susan Anspach, and Geoffrey Oryema. After him are Emil Wolf, Daniel Akaka, Al Matthews, Albin Vidović, Carlo Vanzina, and Juris Silovs.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Nikolai Volkoff ranks 260 out of 518Before him are Nikica Valentić (1950), Šime Vrsaljko (1992), Ivica Barbarić (1962), Luciano Sušanj (1948), Sanja Iveković (1949), and Maksim Mrvica (1975). After him are Zlatko Mateša (1949), Nenad Bjelica (1971), Ivan Strinić (1987), Albin Vidović (1943), Žan Tabak (1970), and Zoran Primorac (1969).

Among WRESTLERS In Croatia

Among wrestlers born in Croatia, Nikolai Volkoff ranks 1