Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) showed up on the scene of Rocky in the fourth movie. He was portrayed as a coldhearted steroid pumped killer, which in fact he was. After the cold war tensions between Russia and the United States lessened and an "exhibitional" bout between Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago became possible. Apollo, as usual made a fancy entrance to the fight, but would not make much of an exit.... Ivan's killer attitude showed after he killed Apollo. Ivan proved to be a formidable foe of Rocky's. During their bout Ivan pounded Rocky with his brute strength but Rocky prevailed.