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** ThatManIsDead: Once said in a wrestling magazine, "Steve Simpson, hey, that guy was a loser."

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** * ThatManIsDead: Once said in a wrestling magazine, "Steve "Scott Simpson, hey, that guy was a loser."



Nikita Koloff (born Nelson Scott Simpson in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], March 9, 1959) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who was a top ForeignWrestlingHeel in the mid-1980s. He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as [[Wrestling/IvanKoloff "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff]]'s [[UnrelatedBrothers "nephew"]] just arrived from the Soviet Union. He would compete primarily for Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promoter Jim Crockett in the Carolinas and for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, with side trips in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South/UWF promotion and in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] until he retired in late 1992. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, an [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) 6-Man Tag Team Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Champion]]. He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008.


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\nNikita Koloff (born Nelson Scott Simpson in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], March 9, 1959) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er {{professional wrestl|ing}}er who was a top ForeignWrestlingHeel in the mid-1980s. He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as [[Wrestling/IvanKoloff "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff]]'s [[UnrelatedBrothers "nephew"]] just arrived from the Soviet Union. He would compete primarily for Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promoter Jim Crockett in the Carolinas and for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, with side trips in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South/UWF promotion and in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] until he retired in late 1992. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, an [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) 6-Man Tag Team Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Champion]]. He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: His legal name is "Nikita Koloff."
** ThatManIsDead: Once said in a wrestling magazine, "Steve Simpson, hey, that guy was a loser."

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* DoNotCallMePaul: His He actually changed his legal name is to "Nikita Koloff."
** ThatManIsDead: Once said in a wrestling magazine, "Steve Simpson, hey, that guy was a loser.
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* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after Magnum T.A.'s tragic accident, instead allying himself with Wrestling/DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.
* JustAStupidAccent[=/=]GutturalGrowler

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* GutturalGrowler: Had a very guttural, growly voice, accentuating his ForeignWrestlingHeel persona.
* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe {{Kayfabe}} era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after Magnum T.A.'s tragic accident, instead allying himself with Wrestling/DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.
* JustAStupidAccent[=/=]GutturalGrowler JustAStupidAccent: His attempt at a Russian accent. He went as far as shouting Russian-sounding gibberish (even outside of wrestling) to keep up his Soviet gimmick early on in his career when he actually didn't know Russian. (He would eventually learn the language later on.)
* MartialArtsHeadband: Well, more like Pro Wrestling Headband, but he would wear a headband with "USSR" (or "CCCP") on it.



* PowerStable: Wrestling/EddieGilbert's the First Family
** Was part of The Russians, a three man stable with his "uncle" Ivan and Krusher Khrushchev.

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* PowerStable: PowerStable:
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Wrestling/EddieGilbert's the First Family
** Was part of The Russians, a three man three-man stable with his "uncle" Ivan and Krusher Khrushchev.



* [[MartialArtsHeadband Pro Wrestling Headband]]
* ReligiousBruiser: Is a born-again Christian and, in retirement, has co-promoted religious wrestling events with [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]].
** He baptized Wrestling/LunaVachon when she became a born-again Christian.

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* [[MartialArtsHeadband Pro Wrestling Headband]]
* ReligiousBruiser: Is a born-again Christian and, in retirement, has co-promoted religious wrestling events with [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]].
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Wrestling/TedDiBiase. He baptized Wrestling/LunaVachon when she became a born-again Christian.



* TagTeam: The Russians, with Ivan and either Kortsia Korchenko or Krusher Khrushchev (Barry Darsow).
** The [=Superpowers=], with Dusty Rhodes.

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* TagTeam: TagTeam:
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The Russians, with Ivan and either Kortsia Korchenko or Krusher Khrushchev (Barry Darsow).
** The [=Superpowers=], Superpowers, with Dusty Rhodes.Rhodes.
** ThatManIsDead: Once said in a wrestling magazine, "Steve Simpson, hey, that guy was a loser."


* {{Expy}}: Sometimes called "The Russian Road Warrior."
** Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} was often compared to Koloff, due to his no-selling and squash-heavy style.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Sometimes called "The Russian [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors Road Warrior.Warrior]]."
** Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} was often compared to Koloff, due to his both being bald men with goatees with a no-selling and squash-heavy wrestling style.


Nikita Koloff (born Nelson Scott Simpson in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], March 9, 1959), '''Nikita Koloff''' is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who was a top ForeignWrestlingHeel in the mid-1980s. He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as [[Wrestling/IvanKoloff "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff]]'s [[UnrelatedBrothers "nephew"]] just arrived from the Soviet Union. He would compete primarily for Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promoter Jim Crockett in the Carolinas and for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, with side trips in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South/UWF promotion and in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] until he retired in late 1992. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, an [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) 6-Man Tag Team Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Champion]]. He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008.


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Nikita Koloff (born Nelson Scott Simpson in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], March 9, 1959), '''Nikita Koloff''' 1959) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who was a top ForeignWrestlingHeel in the mid-1980s. He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as [[Wrestling/IvanKoloff "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff]]'s [[UnrelatedBrothers "nephew"]] just arrived from the Soviet Union. He would compete primarily for Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promoter Jim Crockett in the Carolinas and for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, with side trips in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South/UWF promotion and in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] until he retired in late 1992. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, an [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) 6-Man Tag Team Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Champion]]. He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008.



* BashBrothers: Ivan Koloff, Krusher Khrushchev, Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/{{Sting}}

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* BashBrothers: Ivan Koloff, [[Wrestling/BarryDarsow Krusher Khrushchev, Khrushchev]], Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/{{Sting}}


* AntagonistInMourning: His initial HeelFaceTurn in 1986 was due to Magnum T.A.'s career-ending car accident.

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* AntagonistInMourning: His initial HeelFaceTurn in 1986 was due to [[Wrestling/MagnumTA Magnum T.A.'s ]]'s career-ending car accident.



* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after MagnumTA's tragic accident, instead allying himself with Wrestling/DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after MagnumTA's Magnum T.A.'s tragic accident, instead allying himself with Wrestling/DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.


* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Well, either this or ''really'' great TheatricsOfPain on the part of his opponent. He once was in a SquashMatch against Vernon Deaton. Koloff ran in and hit the Russian Sickle right off the bat. He tried lifting Deaton up and Deaton just fell back again. Koloff placed a knee on Deaton's chest and pointed down at Deaton and said, "USA, right here!"



** Was part of The Russians, a three man stable with his "uncle" Ivan and Krusher Krushev.
** Made a couple of appearances for Wrestling/{{TNA}} as the masked "Mr. Wrestling IV" aligned with Wrestling/VinceRusso's [[FunWithAcronyms Sports Entertainment Xtreme]] group, attacking former nemesis/ally Dusty Rhodes in 2003. He later unmasked and helped Rhodes before returning to retirement.

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** Was part of The Russians, a three man stable with his "uncle" Ivan and Krusher Krushev.
Khrushchev.
** Made a couple of appearances for Wrestling/{{TNA}} [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]] as the masked "Mr. Wrestling IV" aligned with Wrestling/VinceRusso's [[FunWithAcronyms Sports Entertainment Xtreme]] group, attacking former nemesis/ally Dusty Rhodes in 2003. He later unmasked and helped Rhodes before returning to retirement.



* RealSongThemeTune: Used Music/PhilCollins' "In the Air Tonight" in the AWA.



** He baptized Wrestling/LunaVachon when she became a born-again Christian.



* WrestlingMonster: At his best.
* UnrelatedBrothers: As noted above, aside from a passing physical likeness, Nikita and Ivan Koloff had absolutely no relation to eachother.

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* WrestlingMonster: At his best.
* UnrelatedBrothers: As noted above, aside from a passing physical likeness, Nikita and Ivan Koloff had absolutely no relation to eachother.eachother.
* WrestlingMonster: At his best.


Born '''Steve Simpson''' in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], MN in 1959, '''Nikita Koloff''' is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who was a top ForeignWrestlingHeel in the mid-1980s. He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as [[Wrestling/IvanKoloff "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff]]'s [[UnrelatedBrothers "nephew"]] just arrived from the Soviet Union. He would compete primarily for Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promoter Jim Crockett in the Carolinas and for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, with side trips in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South/UWF promotion and in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] until he retired in late 1992. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, an [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) 6-Man Tag Team Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Champion]]. He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008.


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Born '''Steve Simpson''' Nikita Koloff (born Nelson Scott Simpson in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], MN in 1959, March 9, 1959), '''Nikita Koloff''' is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who was a top ForeignWrestlingHeel in the mid-1980s. He debuted in 1984 and was introduced as [[Wrestling/IvanKoloff "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff]]'s [[UnrelatedBrothers "nephew"]] just arrived from the Soviet Union. He would compete primarily for Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promoter Jim Crockett in the Carolinas and for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, with side trips in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South/UWF promotion and in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] until he retired in late 1992. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, an [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-6.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) 6-Man Tag Team Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Champion]]. He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008.






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* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after MagnumTA's tragic accident, instead allying himself with DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after MagnumTA's tragic accident, instead allying himself with DustyRhodes Wrestling/DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.


* FakeNationality: Was billed from Moscow, and later Leuthiania after the Soviet Union fell. He was in fact born in Minnesota.


!!! "The Super Tropes of the Soviet Union":

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!!! !! "The Super Tropes of the Soviet Union":


* FakeNationality: Was billed from Moscow, and later Leuthiania after the Soviet Union fell. He was in fact born in Minnesota.



* HeelFaceTurn: Possibly one of the most famous of the Kayfabe era of wrestling, Nikita turned his back on both his evil "uncle" and Mother Russia after MagnumTA's tragic accident, instead allying himself with DustyRhodes as "The Super Powers". In-universe, it was played as Nikita seeing much of himself in Magnum, and having grown tired of the petty politics of pro sports, choosing to strike out on his own and merely wrestle for a love of the sport rather than as a representative of the Soviet Union.



** Was part of The Russians, a three man stable with his "uncle" Ivan and Krusher Krushev.



* WrestlingMonster: At his best.

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* WrestlingMonster: At his best.best.
* UnrelatedBrothers: As noted above, aside from a passing physical likeness, Nikita and Ivan Koloff had absolutely no relation to eachother.

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* EvilCounterpart: Was dubbed "The Russian Nightmare" as a counterpoint to "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes.


* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, Magnum T.A., Lex Luger, the Four Horsemen, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Wrestling/{{Vader}}

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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, Magnum T.A., Lex Luger, Wrestling/LexLuger, the Four Horsemen, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Wrestling/{{Vader}}

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