Vladimir Kozlov Returning To Wrestling As Russian-Language Commentator For IMPACT Wrestling
The Moscow Mauler is back in the industry
Vladimir Kozlov is set to return to professional wrestling as the Russian-language commentator for IMPACT Wrestling.
RuTube is the home of IMPACT in Russia and Kozlov will "exclusively commentate on all the matches."
RuTube issued the following press release to PWInsider:
"On April 26, RUTUBE launched the IMPACT Rebellion 2021 wrestling PPV. This is an important event for wrestling fans around the world as it helps grow our professional wrestling industry internationally.
Ex-Would Champion Moscow Mauler (Oleg Prudius) - wrestler, former WWE promotion champion, actor, will exclusively commentate on all the matches. He performed at WWE from 2006 to 2011. He also starred in films including the 1 billion dollar blockbuster "Wolf Warrior 2”, "John Wick 2", "Fast and the Furious", "Grindhouse", and "The Punisher". Oleg is currently working on a new action film not only as a lead actor but also producer of MIAMI HEAT. Its "Taken'’ meets "Rush Hour“ set in Bad Boys style Miami during Christmas a perfect and thrilling time for a fall holiday release.
IMPACTS Rebellion 2021 with Oleg's commentating is available on RUTUBE exclusively. Spectators will enjoy spectacular three-, four- and eight-sided matches, as well as classic single matches for both men and women."
The Moscow Mauler previously wrestled in WWE from 2006 until 2011 and he is a former WWE Tag Team Champion, having held the gold with Santino Marella. Kozlov also enjoyed time as a main event talent on SmackDown following his debut in 2008 and he faced Triple H and Edge for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series later that year. He was moved to ECW in 2009, though, and departed the company a couple of years later. Following his release, he briefly competed in Inoki Genome Federation but he left the industry altogether in 2012.