Mar 6, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius
Weight: 310 lbs.
Date of birth: July 4, 1972
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Pro debut: 2005
Trained by: Deep South
Finishing move: Battering Ram
- In October 2005, Prudius and Jerry Jarrett met with WWE management.
- A short time later, Prudius started training with the Deep South promotion, and was eventually signed to a developmental deal in January 2006.
- Prudius debuted as Vladimir Kozlov on the December 18, 2006 “Raw.”
- On July 28, 2007, Kozlov defeated Paul Burchall to win the OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title.
- At Armageddon ’08, Kozlov defeated Matt Hardy.
- Kozlov was released on August 5, 2011.