While Nikita Koloff is best known for his appearances with Jim Crockett Promotions and WCW between 1984 and 1992, Koloff hasn’t wrestled for over three decades following his retirement from the ring in late 1992.
On a recent episode of “Busted Open Radio,” Koloff addressed the possibility of wrestling one last match in the same way Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat both did. Koloff said,
“I probably could. While at the same time, the flip side of that is I’m in, I think, some very—by my own standards—rare air… The rare air is I’m probably one of the few guys that retired and has actually stayed retired and not done a one-off or tried to get one more big payday or more big cheer from the fans.”
“So I guess, for me, coming to a place like Baltimore [at the Celebfest convention] and meeting the fans there…that satisfies my interest. I’m just content to be in that rare group. You might say [like] a Wayne Gretzky, there’s only a few guys who walked away at the top of their career, and retired. Barry Sanders, there’s another name that comes to mind. Not that I’m at their level, but at the same time, some have thrown me in the same category with guys like that. I’m very humbled by that.”
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