Alex Koslov

Alex Koslov
Alex Koslov
Ring name(s) Aleksandr Vladimirovich[1]
Alex Koslov[1]
Alex Pincheck[1]
Alex Sherman[2]
Cárlos Sanchez[3]
Peter Orlov[4][5][6]
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[4]
Billed weight 86 kg (190 lb)[4]
Born January 21, 1984 (1984-01-21) (age 27)[1]
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Resides Los Angeles, California
Billed from Moscow, Russia[4]
Trained by Jesse Hernandez[7]
Jorge "Skayde" Rivera[7]
Ricky Reyes
Kendo Kashin
Shinsuke Nakamura
Rocky Romero
Toru Yano
Bryan Danielson
Negro Navarro
Debut May 23, 2003[1]
Website Official website

Alex Sherman[6][8] (born January 21, 1984)[1] is a Moldovan-born professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Alex Koslov. He is currently signed to WWE, working in its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling under the ring name Peter Orlov. Koslov has mainly worked in Mexico from 2005 until 2008 for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), but in October 2008 he made a surprise jump to rival promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), where he worked until October 2010. In AAA he is a former two–time AAA Cruiserweight Champion and a one–time AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champion with partner Christina Von Eerie.


Professional wrestling career

Koslov was trained by Jesse Hernandez and made his professional wrestling debut in Covina, California on May 23, 2003 against Kid Karnage working as "Alex Pincheck". From 2003 until 2006 Koslov worked exclusively on the west coast of the United States, making appearances for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Empire Wrestling Federation and local National Wrestling Alliance affiliated groups. From 2005 and forward Koslov began working in Mexico and later on started making appearances all over the United States. On June 11, 2006 Koslov won the NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship in Santa Monica, California from Karl Anderson, less than a month later he lost the title to Justin White.[9]

In 2008 Koslov participated in the annual ECWA Super 8 tournament working with other young "high flyers". In the first round he defeated Shannon Moore in what was considered an upset, then he defeated Chase del Monte in the second round before losing to Aden Chambers in the finals.[10] Koslov's performance earned him positive reviews. Koslov did not win the tournament but he stole the show, working as a villain he riled up the crowd enough for one audience member to threaten him with a chair.[11]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2006–2008)

In August 2006, Koslov began working for the Mexican lucha libre promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre as a villain, or a "Rudo" in Mexico. He was the first Russian to ever wrestle in Arena Coliseo in its 72 year history.[12] Shortly after starting with CMLL, Koslov participated in their annual Leyenda de Plata tournament, losing to Místico in the quarter final.[13] He also participated in the 2006 Leyenda de Azul tournament defeating Hirooki Goto in the first round but losing to Dr. Wagner Jr. in the second round.[14] In November, 2006 Koslov won an 8-man torneo cibernetico to earn a shot at the World Middleweight Championship, but lost against champion Averno. Over the next year, Koslov worked mid-card to semi-main event matches, usually in six-man tag team matches that is the most common match format in lucha libre. In May 2007, Koslov unsuccessfully challenged NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Atlantis for the title.

Having turned into a crowd favorite, or "technico", in mid-2007, Koslov joined forces with Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero and Shocker to form a group called High Society, a group of self-professed metrosexuals. The group saw limited success and by the start of 2008 rarely teamed together, when Rey Bucanero returned to Los Guerreros de Atlantida the stable dropped all together. Throughout 2008 Koslov kept working mid-card matches, rarely working any kind of storyline, with the odd unsuccessful title match here and there.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2008)

In 2008 CMLL's working relationship with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) meant that he was able to participate in the 2008 World X Cup Tournament that took place in June and July 2008. Koslov was part of Team International along with Canadian Tyson Dux, Brit Doug Williams, and Iranian American Daivari. Koslov made a couple of "pre-tournament" appearances defeating Curry Man one week and losing to Team USA captain Kaz.[15][16] In tournament action Koslov lost to fellow CMLL worker Rey Bucanero representing Team Mexico.[17] In the finals of the tournament, held at the Victory Road Pay-Per-View, Koslov took part in a four team triple elimination battle royal. He eliminated another fellow CMLL worker Último Guerrero and Chris Sabin from the match, before tapping out to Masato Yoshino in the second to last elimination of the match.[18] Team International ended up with just three points finishing last in the tournament.[1]

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2008–2010)

After having worked on a handshake deal with CMLL for two years Koslov was approached by rival promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and offered a deal. According to Koslov he decided to take the deal with AAA because he was unhappy with CMLL's direction.

I was with CMLL for two years. They treated me great and made a star out of me, but I was dying mentally. I lost my passion. I became bored. It was always the same old stuff.

—Alex Koslov, Pro Wrestling Illustrated[11]

Only a few people knew that Koslov had signed with AAA before he made his surprise debut on October 10, 2008 at a AAA Television taping in Querétaro, Mexico. To avoid spoiling the surprise Koslov had covered his face as he travelled to the arena, then stayed out of sight during the show. Koslov's defection to AAA made front page news on newspapers and wrestling magazines, liking it to the Monday Night Wars between World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.[11][19] Koslov helped found the stable "D-Generation Mex" together with Sean Waltman and Rocky Romero.[20]

On March 20, 2009 Koslov was one of thirteen wrestlers in a "Dome of Death" cage match to qualify for a tournament to establish the AAA Cruiserweight Championship where he qualified for the tournament itself.[21] In the first round Koslov defeated his D-Generation-Mex partner Rocky Romero on April 17, 2009. After the match the two partners hugged without showing any animosity between them.[22] In the semi final Koslov defeated Nicho el Millonario to qualify for the final.[23] On May 21 Koslov defeated Extreme Tiger and Alan Stone to become the first ever AAA Cruiserweight Champion.[24] Alex Koslov's run with the Cruiserweight title only lasted 23 days as he lost to Extreme Tiger at Triplemania XVII on June 13, 2009.[25] Following the title loss Koslov turned Rudo attacking his D-Generation-Mex partners after a match. On August 21, 2009 Koslov regained the Cruiserweight championship by winning a five-way elimination match at the 2009 Verano de Escándalo defeating Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Teddy Hart and Rocky Romero.[26] On August 30 Koslov lost a six man steel cage match and as a result was forced out of AAA.[27][28] Koslov confirmed on his twitter page that he was done with the company.[29] AAA later vacated his Cruiserweight Championship.[30]

On September 26, 2009, at Heroes Inmortales III Konnan kidnapped AAA owner Dorian Roldán[31] and on the October 17 tapings of AAA's television show offered to return him if his father Joaquín reinstated Alex Koslov.[32] Later in the evening, during a match between Marco Corleone and Chessman, a masked man entered the ring and attacked Corleone. The masked man was caught and unmasked to reveal Koslov, whom Konnan then saved by threatening Dorian with violence if Koslov wasn't freed.[32][33] After Koslov was reinstated he joined Konnan's La Legión Extranjera and at Rey de Reyes unsuccessfully challenged Extreme Tiger for the AAA Cruiserweight Championship.[34] On June 2, 2010 Koslov teamed up with fellow La Legión member Christina Von Eerie to defeat Aero Star and Faby Apache to win the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.[35] On October 1 at Héroes Inmortales IV Koslov and Von Eerie lost the titles to Faby Apache and Pimpinela Escarlata.[36] Afterwards Koslov announced that Héroes Inmortales IV had been his last night with AAA, before leaving for WWE.[37]

Ring of Honor (2009, 2010)

In April 2009, Koslov made a couple of appearances for Ring of Honor (ROH) when they promoted a couple of shows in Houston, Texas. Koslov first worked a singles match, losing to Bryan Danielson on the April 3 show Supercard of Honor IV.[38] The following day at the tapings of the Take No Prisoners pay-per-view, Koslov was defeated by Roderick Strong in another singles match.[39] Koslov returned to ROH in December 2009, losing to the Briscoe Brothers and Rocky Romero in a six man tag team match, where he teamed with Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, on the 18 and to Romero in a singles match on the 19 at Final Battle 2009, ROH's first live pay-per-view.[40][41] Due to the controversy surrounding the Final Battle 2009 match,[42] Koslov and Romero were booked in a rematch on March 26, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona, which Koslov won.[43]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2010–present)

On the August 27, 2010, edition of World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown television program, Koslov, using the ring name Cárlos Sanchez, wrestled in a match, where he was defeated by Alberto Del Rio.[3] It was later reported that Koslov had signed a developmental contract with the WWE and would report to their developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling in October 2010, when his AAA contract would expire.[44][45]

Florida Championship Wrestling

Sherman, using his real name, made his FCW debut on November 20, 2010, at a house show in Punta Gorda, Florida in a losing effort against Bo Rotundo.[2][46] Sherman made his televised debut on the November 28 edition of FCW TV, wrestling under the ring name Peter Orlov in a match, where he and AJ were defeated by Lucky Cannon and Naomi.[5][6][47]

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
  • "El Hooligan Ruso"[1]
  • "The Russian Hooligan"[1]
  • "12 Corazones"
  • "Вторжение" by Серега
  • "Перемен" by Dino MC 47 featuring КИНО
  • "Break it Down" by The DX Band (AAA; used while a part of D-Generation MEX)
  • "Heretic Humping" (FCW; November 20, 2010–present)

Championships and accomplishments

  • PWI ranked him #145 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2009[50]


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