WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff. (Submitted photo)

Great North Wrestling coming to Pembroke June 25

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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016

PEMBROKE - Great North Wrestling will return to the Pembroke Memorial Centre for an action-packed card on Saturday, June 25.

The event will be headlined by WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff. Volkoff was one of the industry’s top performers in the 1980s, probably best known for his run with the Iron Sheik as WWE (then known as the WWF) Tag Team Champions after capturing the belts at the first Wrestlemania and later partnering with Boris Zhukov to form the team of The Bolsheviks, who contended for the title in the late 1980s. Volkoff also was involed in main events feuds with the likes of Hulk Hogan and Sargent Slaughter before sell out crowds in venue’s such as New Yorks Madison Square Garden!

< The Croatian-Ukrainian Volkoff, a 6’4” 320-lb former powerlifter, competed internationally for Yugoslavia in weightlifting before emigrating to Canada in 1967 and switching to professional wrestling after being trained by Calgary wrestling icon Stu Hart.

During the majority of his wrestling career, Volkoff represented the former USSR and was known for singing a version of the Soviet national anthem in the ring before matches.

Also confirmed for the card will be current Canadian Champion Hannibal ‘The Death Dealer’, ‘Black Dynamite’ Jeremy Prophet, the 500-lb behemoth Soa Amin, ‘Fabulous’ Jacques Lamoureux, The Freak Nation, ‘The Messiah’ Paul Rosenberg, Knine and The Grapecrusher. More matches will be confirmed at a later date.

Advance tickets are on sale now starting at just $10 online at Ticketweb.ca and in person at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (393 Pembroke St. W).

For more information or talent interview requests, please visit GreatNorthWrestling.ca or e-mail greatnorthwrestling@gmail.com.