Vladimir Koslov Bio

Vladimir Koslov's real name is Oleg Prudius and he was born in Russia. Vladimir Koslov signed with the WWE in 2006 and was assigned to the Deep South Wrestling training facility in Georgia. He also wrestled at Ohio Valley Wrestling under his real name. On April 24, 2008 Vladimir made his Smackdown debut under the name Vladimir Koslov, he came out as a heel. He was victorious in a match against Matt Bentley. This would be the beginning of a long winning streak as week after week on Smackdown Koslov would crush the competition and at times could be heard yelling that he needs better competition. One thing about Vladimir Koslov that was noticeable by everyone was that he had no intro music as he came down the isle, the arena lights would just go out as he came down the ramp. Vladimir would soon get some intro music but week after week would still complain that he needed some real competition.

On the September 5, 2008 edition of Smackdown Big Show would answer his request and as the two were about to square off in the ring Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero stopped them and demanded them to both leave the ring.

The following week on Smackdown Koslov would attack the number one contender for the WWE championship, Jeff Hardy.

On the September 26, 2008 edition of Smackdown Koslov's competition was getting what he requested, more competitive. He had a match with the great Khali but there was no winner in the match as Triple H invaded the match as did Jeff Hardy.

Vladimir has been feuding with some good competition now as he has been feuding with Triple H, Jeff Hardy and the Big Show.

On the October 17, 2008 edition of Smackdown Vladimir remained undefeated after an impressive win over Jeff Hardy. The show ended with Vladimir and Triple H standing face to face.

On November 23, 2008 at Survivor Series Vladimir Koslov would get his long awaited WWE title shot against Triple H. In what was scheduled to be a triple threat match with Jeff Hardy it ended up being just Koslov against Triple H due to Hardy being attacked by an unknown someone prior to the match backstage and not being able to compete in the match. Koslov and Triple H had each other layed out in the ring with the ref counting when all of a sudden Vickie Guerrero announced that this would be a triple threat match as scheduled. The Rated-R superstar Edge then ran into the ring and ended up pinning Triple H to become the new WWE champion. Vladimir failed to get his long sought WWE title.

On December 14, 2008 at Armageddon Kolov battled ECW Champion Matt Hardy. Koslov was able to get the victory in the non title match up.

On February 15, 2009 Kolov was part of Smackdown's Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out for the WWE title. The match featured WWE champ Edge, Undertaker, Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Big Show and Koslov. Kolov though, was eliminated by the Undertaker, who pinned Koslov.

Kozlov's undefeated streak in televised singles competition ended on the March 2, 2009 episode of Raw, in which he was defeated by Shawn Michaels; this match was for the opportunity to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV.

On April 13, 2009, Kozlov was drafted to the ECW brand as part of the 2009 WWE Draft, as ECW's only pick of the night. Shortly after the draft, his gimmick was tweaked to further highlight the training he received within the Russian military. He won his first match on the brand when he easily defeated a local competitor. Similar to his SmackDown debut, Kozlov has continued winning his matches on ECW rather quickly, prompting him to demand better competition.

On the June 30 episode of ECW Koslov teamed with William Regal to defeat Christian and Tommy Dreamer. His first defeat in singles competition on ECW came on the July 9, 2009 edition of ECW where he lost a number one contenders match to Christian for Tommy Dreamer's ECW Championship at Night of Champions.

Vladimir Koslov Facts:

Birth Name: Oleg Aleksandrovich Prodius

Height: 6 ft 6 in

Weight: 310 lbs
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