|Birth name Nicholas Podsvirow|
Name Biggie Biggs
|Billed weight 279 lb (127 kg)|
Weight 127 kg
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Height 1.96 m
|Born June 13, 1974 (age 41)
Lakewood, New Jersey (1974-06-13) |
Ring name(s) Biggie Biggs Overweight Lover Ranger Nick
Residence Howell Township, New Jersey, United States
Trained by Mike Sharpe, Tom Prichard
Billed from East Brunswick Township
Nicholas Podsvirow (born June 13, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Biggie Biggs. He currently competes on the north-eastern and mid-Atlantic independent wrestling scene.
- Early life
- Professional wrestling career
- Personal life
- In wrestling
- Championships and accomplishments
Podsvirow was first introduced to professional wrestling through his grandmother. It was during this time that he was exposed to World Wrestling Federation, National Wrestling Alliance, Jim Crockett Promotions, Championship Wrestling From Florida, American Wrestling Alliance, and World Class Championship Wrestling. Podsvirow credits a 1986 match between Arn Anderson and Don Kernodle as the catalyst behind his pursuit of a career in professional wrestling.
Professional wrestling career
After graduation from Howell High School in 1992, Podsvirow enrolled at Ocean County College to become a photographer. On the first day of his freshman year, in between classes he saw a student wearing a jacket which read "Iron" Mike Sharpe's School of Professional Wrestling. Nick approached the student for more information about the school. The student, Mike Bucci (who would go on to fame as Nova and Simon Dean), supplied Podsvirow with information on the nearby school. The first session was so brutal that Podsvirow did not return for six months, this time with friends to help watch over him. Podsvirow would eventually make his in-ring debut for Mike Sharpe's Garden State Wrestling Alliance versus Lupus, which utilized the school's students to run bi-weekly events. Podsvirow debut as Ranger Nick in 1995, a character that was a "hip-hop" park ranger hailing from the concrete jungle, who had a stuffed beaver as a mascot, who wore an eye patch after losing its eye in a drive by.
Podsvirow is the son of Russian immigrants and speaks Russian fluently. He is Russian Orthodox and a member of Saint Alexander Nevsky Parish in Howell, New Jersey. Podsvirow married his college sweetheart Dorothy. Together they have two children, Lexi and Gabe. Posvirow is a graduate of Monmouth University in with a Bachelor of Science in communications and a graduate of Ocean County College with an Associate degree in communications.