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The Russian Bear is the definitive documentary about Ivan Koloff, and how he became one of wrestlings biggest legends.
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DISCLAIMER:THIS INTERVIEW WAS SHOT 2 YEARS AGO FOR OUR JIM CROCKETT DOCUMENTARY. WE WILL BE SHOOTING A NEW 3 TO 4 HOUR INTERVIEW THAT WILL BE MORE IN DEPTH THAN ANY OTHER INTERVIEW WITH IVAN.

Ivan Koloff: The Russian Bear takes a look back at one of wrestling’s most hated villains over the last several decades. Learn about Ivan from his Canadian roots to how he became the Russian Bear we all know to this day. Ivan is respected worldwide for his contributions to the wrestling business.

Nothing in this documentary is left out as Ivan discusses his start in the wrestling business, being Red McNulty, becoming a hated Russian, and talks about the highs and lows his life had before becoming a born again Christian thanks to his nephew Nikita. Ivan reflects on what it meant to be at the top of the wrestling world by defeating Bruno Sammartino and being on top in every territory he went, to the pitfalls of drugs and the fast life outside the ring.

Ivan’s story is one of redemption and faith as he will tell you, “This wrestling isn’t fake.” Ivan has given his heart, soul, and body to the fans of professional wrestling. Now Ivan gives you the real story behind his life in an out of the ring.

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The risk in this project is we will be attempting to interview several dozen wrestlers for this project and we're always at risk to what they want and availability. Meaning we need the funds from you to help meet their demands. Wrestlers are a different breed and are always asking what’s in it for me? So this is the main risk to the project. We have a proven track record in producing 5 successful wrestling docs in the past and we look forward with your help to continuing that success.

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    Have Ivan Koloff renew your vows or perform your ceremony. You must go to Greenville, NC and it will not cover your travel costs. Also you will recieve everything in the level above.

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    Have dinner with Ivan Koloff and ask him whatever you want and chat for as long as the dinner last. Not only that but you get the flag, the dvd, and the 8x10 all autographed. Also bring a guest and whatever other stuff you need to get signed by Ivan. You must come to Greenville, NC area and this doesn't include your travel exspenses.

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    Be the Executive Producer of the film and get your name or company on the front cover. Also if your a business we will put a commercial or ad before the start of the documentary. Also you will recieve 20 copies of the documentary.

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