The two share stories and clips from the high-energy event, as well as Ivan’s tales from working at Extreme with his former boss Black. What did Montana say to Black to make him nervously smile? How was Ivan’s reunion with Black after not seeing each other for more than 18 years? How injured did Misha get from the Deathmatch and why was she covered in blood and glass?
“This was the first time that I had ever shot photos at a wrestling event backstage and ringside, let alone a Deathmatch tournament, so this episode really highlights what the entire group of wrestlers and backstage workers go through… it’s very enlightening and entertaining.”
Montana added, “I can’t believe the 18 months we have had, and now it’s time to share all the funny, scary, and super dramatic moments with the world. What we have sacrificed and experienced in creating this will be a part of our journey… plus, you’ll get to meet our entire eccentric world!”
Ivan adds that he and Montana are currently on the lookout for individuals and businesses that may want to become involved with SliVanTV and “2 Russians, 1 America” YouTube series as official sponsors, and interested parties can contact him at [email protected] and 323.397.5856.
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Born in Russia, Ivan moved to the U.S. as a child and earned a degree in Cinematography before embarking on an entertainment career in mainstream film and TV. He came into the adult biz in 2002, making his mark with such movies as 2004’s Texas Asshole Massacre and 2005’s Dawn of the Head, earning him a number of awards, nominations and a Hall of Fame induction that celebrate his talents.
While reveling in his success as a filmmaker, media personality, entrepreneur, podcast host and newly-engaged fiancé (to fellow entertainer/director Misha Montana), the past few years have also seen a surprise diabetes diagnosis that affected his ability to walk and work, and the horror of Montana suffering a stroke in 2021 that both sidelined, then recharged, their careers while driving home the “for better or for worse” aspect of their rock-solid partnership.
Between the extensive healing process, adopting a healthier lifestyle and developing new creative projects for himself and Montana, “What I learned during this experience is how important it is to listen to your body. Many of us have this ‘I got this!’ mentality, but truthfully, we don’t. It’s a serious reminder to stop and do a wellness check on ourselves physically, mentally, business-wise and how we treat others. We hustle and bustle and just run with no breaks, but we need those breaks… they are crucial.” To learn more about Ivan, visit IamIvan.com or follow him on Twitter @IamIvanXXX.
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