Vladimir Kozlov

Mar 6, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius
Height: 6’6″
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.

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