Nikolai Kafelnikov (born November 1, 1972 in Novosibirsk, Soviet Union), better known by his ring name Red Dragon, was a Russian professional wrestler that competed in the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance (PWA).
Nikolai Kafelnikov was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1972. By the age of 10, he was wrestling in the local wrestling school. It was clear even at this young age that Nikolai was a wrestling prodigy. Eight years later, he turned professional and started wrestling all over the globe, becoming one of the most respected mat technicians in the world. Rumour has it that he even held the great Alexandr Karelin to a draw in an amateur match. Neither man has spoken of this incident.
Psychotic Wrestling Alliance
His final PWA match was saddled with a stipulation. With neither man being born in the United States, the loser would lose their job and be deported out of the country. His opponent, Al Boo Boo, used nefarious tactics to win the match and send Red Dragon out of the country. However, Nikolai managed to give the authorities the slip at the airport, and headed off to the Caribbean while his lawyer got his immigration papers sorted out.
Full Metal Wrestling
After floating around the Caribbean islands for a year, Nikolai returned to professional wrestling with Full Metal Wrestling.