Live-Action TF2 Casting: Heavy

Oleg Prudius (a.k.a. Vladimir Kozlov), like Randy Couture, has lots of sports and martial arts experience that would be valuable in playing Heavy. He’s Ukranian, not Russian, but he spent his wrestling career playing a Russian heel character. I think he’s got the schtick down. Oh, and did I mention that he’s 6'5"? (That’s 1.96 m for everyone else in the world.)

Read about Oleg Prudius on IMDb.

markingatlightspeed  asked:

Okay so you know my boy Vladimir Kozlov (amazing choice btw I am on board) so I gotta ask: what's your opinion of Paul Wight (The Big Show) in his younger days as a Heavy? He's got the nose for sure.

Yeah, I mean, I guess? My picks aren’t necessarily the absolute 100% best fits of all time for their chosen parts, just the ones I know of who I think would be great if you were to start shooting a live-action TF2, like, next week.

Now that I think about it, I’d be super interested to see who people think would’ve played them if they’d made a TF2 movie in the late 60s-early 70s. I’m afraid I’m all researched out at the moment, though…


Santino Marella checks on Beth Phoenix
[December 20th, 2010]

At WWE’s TLC pay per view in 2010, Beth Phoenix took a nasty spill to the outside of the ring, landing on the back of her head. Days later, Todd Grisham interviewed “The Glamazon” only to be interrupted by her ex-boyfriend Santino Marella and his new partner (in the ring) Vladimir Kozlov. While the segment did include the kiss that Santino was hoping it would, it wasn’t “The Milan Miracle” who was the receiver of the smooch!

The Kruel Administration
[February 27th, 2008]

Formed nearly one year prior to this photo being snapped, The Kruel Administration reigned over Ohio Valley Wrestling with an iron fist. With Mike Kruel leading the charge, the group started with three members, Kruel, Milena Roucka, and Vladimir Kozlov, and expanded to up to 9 members at one point in time. Although the group’s general presentation would have made the current United States president proud with a strong focus on the greatness of America, The Kruel Administration included nothing but members whose heritage was anything but American.

On February 27th, 2008, OVW held its last television taping under the WWE banner, in an event that saw several feuds come to an abrupt end and many title changes. Mike Kruel and Vladimir Kozlov weren’t exempt from this, as the duo lost a tag team bout to Chares “The Hammer” Evans and former OVW Heavyweight Champion Matt Sydal.