"Rasputin the Friendly Russian is a professional wrestler from World Class Wrestling."
Rasputin was previously known as the Mad Russian, but his name was changed following the collapse of the Soviet Union. He had a much-anticipated "wrestling match of the century" with Professor Werner von Brawn at the Springfield Center for the Performing Arts. Rasputin took control in the match early on, but lost after being hit over the head with a wrench by von Brawn.
Behind the Laughter
His name is a parody of Grigori Rasputin, a Russian known as the "Mad Monk."