Jim Barrell


Jim Barrell

Infobox Wrestler
name=Jim Barrell


names=Boris Zhukovcite web|url=http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/b/boris-zhukov.html|title=Boris Zhukov Profile|accessdate=2008-09-21|publisher=Online World Of Wrestling]
Boris Zukoff
Boris Zurchov
Pvt. Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson
height=6 ft 2 in (193 cm)
weight=260 lb (118 kg)
birth_date=Birth date and age|1959|12|13|mf=y
death_date=
birth_place=Roanoke, Virginia
resides=
billed=
trainer=Ric McCord
debut=1981
retired=1996|

Jim Barrell (born December 13 1959) is an American professional wrestler best known as Boris Zhukov (sometimes spelled Boris Zukhov) in his time with the World Wrestling Federation.

Career

Jim Barrell started wrestling in 1982 as Pvt. Jim Nelson in Sgt. Slaughter's "Cobra Corps" in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions. He frequently teamed with Don Kernodle and he feuded with Porkchop Cash.

In 1984, he went to Alabama's Southeast Championship Wrestling and continued his feud with Cash.

In 1985, he went to the American Wrestling Association as Boris Zukhov from the Soviet Union, taking on Chris Markoff as his manager and challenging AWA World Champion Rick Martel and AWA Americas Champion Sgt. Slaughter.

In 1987, he formed a tag team with Soldat Ustinov under Sheik Adnan El Kassey's management. The pair won the AWA World tag team title that same year. However, Zhukov left the AWA for the WWF while he was still one half of the tag team champions (the storyline being that Wahoo McDaniel chased him out after a brutal chain match). As a result, former tag team title holder Doug Somers was brought in to team with Ustinov, losing the titles to the team of Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee.

Upon entering the WWF, he formed a team with Nikolai Volkoff known as The Bolsheviks. They teamed for over 2 years, but never rose above mid-card status. By mid 1990, Zukhov was wrestling in singles competition, being used primarily as a jobber. He even feuded with his former tag team partner when Volkoff received a push as a face that same year.

Zhukov then left the WWF for the independent circuit until he retired in 1996.

Zhukov often makes appearances for many independent promotions in Virginia and North Carolina.

In wrestling

Finishing and signature moves
*Diving or running headbutt drop
*Knee drop
*Running clothesline

Managers
*Adnan El Kassey
*Chris Markoff
*Slick

Championships and accomplishments

*American Wrestling Association
**AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Soldat Ustinov
*Maple Leaf Wrestling
**NWA Canadian Television Championship (2 times)
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
**NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Don Kernodle
*Southeastern Championship Wrestling
**NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

*Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
**Worst Feud of the Year (1985) vs. Sgt. Slaughter
**Worst Tag Team (1988) with Nikolai Volkoff

References

ee also

Official Website: [http://www.boriszhukov.com/]


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