Tributes have been pouring in from the wrestling industry since the announcement of the death of Nikolai Volkoff at the age of 70.
Nikolai Volkoff, One Of The Really Nice Men In The History Of Our Business. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/gdhv7z8URC
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) July 29, 2018
MY BEST FRIEND. MY PARTNER. MY BROTHER. WE GET MORE HEAT THAN ANYONE ON EARTH. I TRUST HIM WITH MY LIFE. HE TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I WAS DOWN. I MISS YOU FOREVER 💔 pic.twitter.com/pp7ZgQRDnb
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 29, 2018
Nikolai Volkoff was a solid wrestler, and more than that, a good man. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/Kt76MgnrI2
— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) July 29, 2018
Sad to hear the passing of @WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff
Celebrate his life
Watch his greatness on @WWENetwork and all please rise as he sings the Russian National Anthem pic.twitter.com/0m5US6D0tw
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) July 29, 2018
RIP to a prince of a man, Nikolai Volkoff. You could always find his hotel room because he was always cooking something. He is in the yellow shirt in this pic. pic.twitter.com/CDCfWRmWsh
— Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat (@real_steamboat) July 29, 2018
I always loved our conversations backstage … Nikolai Volkoff was so special to my dad and the entire Hart family. We will miss you, Nikolai. My thoughts and condolences go out to Nikolai’s family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WfMd4FDowb
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) July 29, 2018
I did many road trips with Nikolai Volkoff. As we only lived 15 minutes from each other.
I learned so much from him. He was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) July 29, 2018
— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) July 29, 2018
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Nikolai Volkoff. Nikolai was my very FIRST @WWE match in 1994 & proved to be a true gentleman when I encountered him many years later down the road. May you REST IN PEACE, Mr Volkoff. pic.twitter.com/YfpZgxh7xh
— MATTHEW MOORE HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 29, 2018
Today is a super sad day for me and wrestling fans everywhere. I just found out NiKolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler & Brickhouse Brown all passed away today. It literally took my breathe away. My deepest sympathies go out to all their families. God Bless you brothers. Gods Speed DDP
— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) July 29, 2018
Thinking of and sending my prayers to
Nikolai Volkoff’s family during their time of loss. He was a great, talented, kind man.
— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) July 29, 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Nikolai Volkoff.
Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans. He was a true one of a kind. pic.twitter.com/L7749gC9kB
— Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard (@PrichardShow) July 29, 2018
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) July 29, 2018
It aches to hear that Nikolai Volkoff has passed. He was a good soul.
Nikolai, thank you for sharing your stories, your love for family, positivity and humor with me. Every time my iWatch reminds me to drink water, I will think of you! RIP 💔https://t.co/M4T3CTWBLm pic.twitter.com/gRtlCJYCTA
— MELINA (@RealMelina) July 29, 2018
— Lilian Garcia (@LilianGarcia) July 29, 2018
Truly lost a legend today in Nikolai Volkoff. My condolences to his family and countless fans. pic.twitter.com/9tZUrIwLoo
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) July 29, 2018