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October 12, 2021 12:30 am

Q&A with Koloff - #38

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October 12, 2021 12:30 am

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This is the Truth Network. Now the key to Kolov here, questions and answers. Q&A with Kolov, the devil's nightmare. Welcome back to the Q&A with Kolov, questions and answers. And for those of you who tune in, who dial into this segment of the show, you realize we kind of flipped the tables.

I flipped the tables on me. In other words, I'm usually asking all the questions on the Man Up show. Well, on Q&A with Kolov, I give you the audience to ask me some questions, and most of the time I have no clue what you're going to ask.

And so it is pretty spontaneous, and hopefully I come up with, I guess, the right answer. I don't know. But in the studio with me today, Pastor Derek Hawkins, Pastor Jay Stewart. They pastor the Refuse Church in Kannapolis, the main campus, Jay Stewart, Derek Hawkins, the campus in Greensboro.

These, of course, are in North Carolina, the Refuse all over the planet. But Matt, great to have you guys in the studio on Q&A with Kolov today. Thanks for being here. It's going to be fun. We're going to have a good time.

Are you ready for this? That's what I want to know. I don't know. As much as I know you two guys, I don't know. Let me just, especially before we jump into your questions, I just want to put a plug out there for a book you came out with recently.

It wasn't the last few months. Well Dead, forming racial bonds that last. I want to mention the book. I also want to mention that you now have a curriculum that goes along with that. They can find the book on Amazon. Five-star rating on Amazon. They can find it there.

Right now, media. They can find the curriculum that works in conjunction with the book. Derek, take just a second and tell our listeners what are they going to glean from the book. And then Jay, I'll ask you what they're going to glean from the curriculum.

And Nikita, thank you for this again. They're going to get so much direction and how to lead conversations about race, how to have conversations, and maybe the uncomfortable spaces of how to dialogue. So we make it clear with the thoughts, some of the questions that we ask. So as they're reading the book, so you got to get the book first. Then you can go to Right Now Media, download the PDF, the videos, or the DVDs, and then you can get a devotional on you version.

Walk that through. They're going to get so much inspiration, encouragement, but you're also going to have some tough conversations that you guys can have. Pray through it and allow the Holy Spirit to come in and just begin to build relationships together because it's all about building relationships. Okay, and Jay, give us like maybe, you know, one or two examples or maybe even a quick story on how one, the book, has impacted someone and then how you feel the curriculum is going to impact an individual, a church, a group.

Church, a group. Yeah, we're getting great reports from really all over the nation. The responses to the book have been overwhelming. It's obvious that the Holy Spirit has breathed on this. It's a very important subject to the Lord. It's a priority to God, this whole thing of unity. But one of the unexpected things that's happened with the book is it's now, there are thousands of copies in prisons in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.

We got a great letter from one of the inmates in Florida. We got a letter from an elderly lady in South Florida that does a reading program with youth and children and just different testimonies from churches, pastors, business leaders in how God's using the book because we talk about historical context with racial division in America, some of the high points of, you know, things that have happened in our nation. Then we talk about scripture and why it's important to God, why it should be important to us, and we just give some real practical tools to people of knowing how do I even start, where do I go, and that's why the small group curriculum is so important. A lot of people don't even know how to have a conversation about race. How to even start a conversation. How to even start.

Yeah, what question do I ask? So the book is going to stir all this stuff up in people. It's going to provoke all these thoughts and desires, and then the small group curriculum comes along and says, now here's how to have the conversation. Get six people together.

Get a dozen people together, whether it be in your workplace, take your lunch break, whether it be a youth group, men's group, women's group, whatever it is, and then watch the DVDs eight to ten minutes a piece, and then we've put out questions for them to ask, and to start talking. Start the conversation. And it's going to lead them into some really in-depth, meaningful conversations. Well, it sounds like to me some real genuine, bona fide relationships could be forged and bonded.

It's going to happen, no doubt about it. And you know, Jay, you talk about that God sees things slightly different. Immediately what I'm reminded is, man looks at the outward appearance. God looks at the heart, right? So where we look at the color of someone's skin, black, brown, yellow, red, white, you know, we do that, but he looks right past all that, and he just looks right at the heart of a man or a woman. Well, good.

Well, I just, go order that book, go order that curriculum right now, media, Amazon. Welded, Welded is the name of the book, forming racial bonds that last. Derek, I want to start with you. I'll give you the first crack at this, because I don't know. Now, I do know, you were a pretty big wrestling fan growing up, so I don't know what your first question is going to be related to, but let's go flip the tables.

It was a flip, guys, and now I'm in control. I'm now the interviewer. So, question, how did you get the name The Russian Nightmare? The Russian Nightmare. That's a good question, because when I broke into wrestling, I had this conversation just the other day with someone. They're like, is your real name Nikita Kolov? I go, yeah, it is. Now, for the ones who really press past that, but I'm speaking such perfect English, right?

To be Russian. And they're like, is that your birth name? And I'm like, well, that's a different question. I go, no.

I go, it's not. And they're like, well, what's your birth name? I go, oh, you got to buy the book for that one. I can't give you that for free.

Or just go online and research it. You'll find it. But that said, so when I broke into wrestling, legally changed my name to Nikita Kolov, kind of where The Russian Nightmare moniker came from was, I was wrestling a guy named Dusty Roman with the tower of power to three to be power, if you will. The thunder of a plumber of a plumber from Austin, Texas. You probably remember that voice a little bit. I do my best to imitate. Everybody loves to imitate Dusty, right? And of course he was known as the American Dream.

And so he and I work at an angle and, and I just popped out. I'm like, I'm like, you know, you, you're the American Dream. No, I going to be your worst nightmare.

And I'm like, ooh, Russian Nightmare, American Dream, Russian Nightmare. And that's kind of where, where that originated. Wow. Yeah. Yep. All right, Jay, you're up. Question.

I love flipping the mic here, baby. Are you ready? Here we go. I've actually got a series of questions and I'll jump to a main question.

Here we go. Beach or mountains? What do you prefer?

Mountains by far. Salty or sweet? Uh, both.

I have a sweet tooth, but I, I love to mix the two, but I have a sweet tooth. Fruits or vegetables? Fruits.

I like vegetables, but fruits. Summer or winter? Ooh, that's summer. All right. And since this is... Because I grew up in Minnesota.

I know. Siberia. The salt mines of Siberia, Minnesota. Moscow, Minnesota.

I don't care to ever live in snow again. I hear you, man. And you host, of course, the Man Up podcast. So boxers or briefs? Oh my gosh.

Well, I, I don't... I think they're briefs, but, but, but they're like the long ones, though. They're like not the short ones. So I guess technically they're called briefs, but they're really comfortable. So we'll go boxer briefs.

They're called boxer briefs. Oh yeah. Yes. Moving on. Moving on. Okay. You've traveled all over the world.

Yes. But if there's one place you could go that you have not been yet, where would it be? Down Under. Australia.

Australia. Throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate. Yes, mate. Yes. Come on down under, mate.

Strip on the barbie. Yes. All right. All right, Derek. We'll get back to him.

Let's, let's flip over. He had a series. So a lot of people don't know this about you, but you're an amazing father. I think we watch your story kind of unfold on TV. Man, tell us, what is one of the greatest lessons that you learned about fatherhood? If you would speak to our generation about how to be a father.

That's a good question. And I looked at my man Robbie in the studio here with me. We had this discussion last time we were here, but with an interview I did with someone, Derek. But, and, and of course you're referring to, for those who don't know, you're referring to, we did a reality show called Preacher's Daughters on, I call it the Chick Channel, on Lifetime originally. And it was centered around Colby, my youngest daughter. Although all the girls were on it. Kendra, Tawny Taren, their mother was on it.

So they were all on it, right? And, but it's centered around, you know, the daughter, what's life like to be a daughter of a preacher. And so it was interesting raising, raising four girls. Now I have nine grandchildren presently and counting. And so, you know, swam many years in the estrogen ocean.

But no drama whatsoever, no drama. And, and what was important for me, it's a great question, what was important for me was one-on-one time, even though I had four girls. And I was diligent and intentional, really every week to have one-on-one time with each daughter, just daddy, a daddy daughter date from a very young age, starting with going to all of their schools and having lunch with them until they got old enough to say, dad, you don't need to come to my school anymore and have lunch. So then I used to go pick them up and take them out for lunch because they didn't want to be embarrassed with the dad in the lunchroom with them, right? So that's one example of just quality one-on-one time with them, sowing into them, investing in them and, and certainly treating them to do different things. I mean, I've took each one of them on, on a holiday, again, just like, like Colby, for example, I took her to Miami on a, over a Father's Day weekend.

It was just her and I, you know, took one of my daughters to San Diego one year, just, you know, and just one-on-one time and focus with them. And the other thing is, I was interviewing this gal named Tracy Tremendous Jones, Robbie reminded, he said, I went to her dad's seminar like 40 years ago. And he said, the biggest takeaway I had was, he said, in raising children, it wasn't what I taught my children. He goes, it's what I, what my children taught me. So I paid attention at what I could learn from my children more than what I was going to try to teach them. And Charlie Tremendous Jones said, I learned a lot from my children.

So they're good. So, all right, Jay, your turn. Okay, man, I've actually got two questions. First one is this, who did you enjoy wrestling against the most? Man, that's a good question because here, so here's a list of some of the guys I wrestled with, right? Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, Ravishing Rick Rude, Undertaker, who was known as Mean Markalis before he was The Undertaker, Diamond Dallas Page, Dusty Rose, as I mentioned, The Road Warriors, Legion of Doom, Midnight Express, Rock and Roll Express, right?

And, and of course I mentioned Dusty, but Lex Luger, Sting. I mean, so I was fortunate to be in the ring with a lot of great guys and that's a tough one to nail down. I purposely intentionally left one out and I guess I'll have to point to him because early on I learned a lot with no training background. I had on the job training, so I learned a lot from this guy because he's the, I feel the consummate pro. Those who don't know yet who I'm referring to, I'll give you a clue.

Woo! That's the nature boy, Rick, to be the man, you gotta beat the man and walk that aisle. And so I tip my hat to, really to Rick Flair. I mean, I like to say it was almost like a night off. It was just a dance out there and all I had to do was follow his lead and he could make a broomstick look good. He made the Russian Nightmare, Derek, look good. So I'll pick Rick.

Yeah, that's great. Second question, if you could spend a half a day with anybody who's currently alive or that was recently living, when I say recently living in the last decade or so, who would that be? I know that's a tough question on the spot.

It's hard to think. There's probably a lot of people in your mind, but who's somebody that comes to mind that you'd love to spend a half a day with? I'm going to tell you, well two names come to mind and I'm not even, honestly, I don't know why this name popped up my head as you asked the question, but so here's the spiritual answer first, Jesus. I'd like to spend a half a day with Jesus. Well, I meant that you can't out say Jesus. I figured you should be a given, all right.

Outside of Jesus, who could you spend a half? I'll have to think more. Winston Churchill popped in my mind.

There you go, yeah. Winston Churchill popped in my mind. The Never Give Up.

The Never Give Up. But that name popped, the minute you asked that question, Winston Churchill popped in my mind. All right, Derek, one more question. Derek, come on.

Man, so what was the greatest decision that you've ever made in your life thus far? Whoa, goodness. Wow. I'm glad you didn't say what was my greatest regret, Derek.

I'm like... I spared you, man. You did. You spared me. I'm like, oh, I might have to plead the fifth on that one. But the greatest decision, wow.

Well, okay, let's see. Well, for me, and again, not to over-spiritualize this conversation, but, you know, the easiest answer is 17 October 1993, when I surrendered my life to Jesus and I met this man, you know, sitting there next to you, Jay Stewart, by far was the single greatest decision outside of that encounter at the altar that day, answering, honestly, answering the call to ministry. When the Lord said, when I was told, God has a call on your life, you know, to ministry, and I'm like, man, what's that look like? And so the last 30, 28 plus years have been, I mean, mind-blowing for me on the things I've been able to do, the places I've been able to go, and, you know, things like this radio show, and just all the opportunities that I've had.

And I have no clue at this point, one day we'll know, right, how many lives have been impacted by walking, I believe, you know, just obedient to what God's asked me to do. So... Man, that's awesome, man. I just want to say thank you for this opportunity, man, and thank you also. I went on a trip with you a few years ago. Okay. That ultimately changed my life because of your yes.

So that yes in 1993 impacted me, and so one of those rewards would be that you helped me see God in a deeper way. Oh, man. Thanks, Derek. All right, Jay. Final question, Jay.

Final question. Oh, my Lord, what's your favorite food? You could have one food for the rest of your life. One food. Golly.

For the rest of your life. What would that be? Manna.

Boy, that sounds so spiritual, man. Come on. Angel cake. Angel food. Oh, my gosh. Come on. With some strawberries on top.

It's a whipped cream. I mean, I'm not a... I mean, gosh, I don't... I mean, jeez, you throw some hard ones out there. I really got to dig deeper. Some answers for you, man.

Yeah, yeah, buddy. I came ready. You did.

You did. I mean... Well, let me qualify that. So does it have to... So are there no calories involved or... No.

It could be anything. It doesn't matter, man. I mean, you're just trying to... You just got one food for the rest of your life.

It doesn't matter about calories. Okay, okay. What's it going to be?

Well, I mean, you know, Cheesecake Factory has about 100 varieties of cheesecake, so I guess I could rotate each day a different flavor of cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory. I'm with you. Whatever island you get stranded on, I want to be there with you. If that's your choice, I'm coming with you. Come on.

Come on. Well, great to have you, Derek. Again, thank you, Jay. Thank you for coming on the show today.

It's a great question. I hope you out there. I hope you enjoyed. Hey, if you'd like to get a personal... These guys are in the studio, but if you'd like to get a personal phone call from the Russian nightmare, Nikita Kolov, and just... Man, go to That's my website.

One-stop shop. I mean, you can link to the man up... You can link to the podcast. You can link to our man camps at Lex Luger and I, co-facilitate.

You can link to all social media, my store with the books I've written, my life story, and several other things on that store site, and submit your questions. Submit your questions, and then I'll... Man, if you're available, I'll give you a call, and we'll have a 10, 15-minute conversation, and we'd love to hear from you. I appreciate all you fans out there. I truly mean that. You are the most loyal on the planet of any sport on the planet. So thanks for tuning in to Q&A with Kolov today.

Questions and answer, Pastor Jay Stewart, Pastor Derek Hawkins. God bless you. See you again next time. Talk to you again next time. Tune in next time.

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