On the most recent episode of What Occurred When with Tony Schiavone and Conrad Thompson, they lined World Championship Wrestling on TBS from February 15, 1986.
Schiavone additionally shared the story of how Nikita Koloff met his spouse.
Schiavone stated, “Miss Alabama began displaying up on the tapings. I’d trip with Nikita typically. On one of many journeys, Nikita stated to me, ‘You already know that woman, Miss. Alabama? See if she would exit with me.’ I stated, ‘Nicely how do I try this?’ He stated, ‘I don’t know. You stated she’s there. Get her quantity and see if she’ll exit with me.’ I stated, ‘Okay.’ I can’t bear in mind how I bought her quantity, however I bought her quantity. I referred to as her from the workplace. I bear in mind the day I referred to as her and I stated, ‘It’s Tony Schiavone.’ She stated, ‘Hello Mr. Schiavone.’ I stated, ‘Nikita Koloff wished me to name as a result of he doesn’t have an excellent command of the English language but and he wish to exit with you.’ She stated, ‘I’d like to exit with him. Would you give him my quantity?’ I stated, ‘Positive.’ So, I gave him the quantity they usually began relationship they usually bought married.
There’s one other story about her too that Magnum T.A. tells. I hate to say this as a result of she’s handed on and I do know Nikita cherished her. Magnum claims that she was nuts. He claims that she actually had a psychological drawback. He tells the story that at Malone’s, which is a restaurant close to the airport that we all the time went to after the Omni exhibits, he claims that one time that she was speaking to him and Dusty sooner or later in Malone’s and flirting with them and being good and Magnum was in all probability hitting on her, I don’t know, and the subsequent time she got here in Malone’s, she walked proper by him and ignored him. He went and talked to her. He stated, ‘What’s mistaken? Final time we had quite a lot of enjoyable collectively. This time you received’t even take a look at us.’ She stated, ‘Oh, I’m sorry. I’ve an similar twin that is available in right here too and it’s essential to have been speaking about her.’ She had no similar twin, so Magnum stated she was out of her thoughts. I don’t know whether or not she was nuts or not, however she married Nikita.
Nikita didn’t smarten her up for an extended, very long time. Nikita actually lived his character. This damaged English kind factor, Nikita Koloff was critical about it. He legally modified his title to Nikita S. Koloff from Scott Simpson. He modified his title. He married Miss Alabama. I bear in mind speaking to her about her sickness when she first was recognized and I bear in mind her crying. That is clearly after they have been married. She nonetheless got here to exhibits. There’s an actual unhappy half to this. You already know, I talked about Magnum. She could have had break up personalities. Some folks have that. There have been folks in wrestling, and I used to be not one in all them, and I’m not saying Magnum was one too, there have been folks in wrestling that actually didn’t imagine she was sick till she handed away. There have been folks in wrestling that actually felt she wasn’t sick and he or she was both on the lookout for consideration or simply throwing out one in all her tales, I don’t know, however clearly, she was telling the reality and it was true and it was a tragedy and I preferred her. She was very good to me and he or she was completely beautiful.”
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