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Biff Slamkovich, known as Aleksey Zalazof (アレクセイ・ザラゾフ Arekusei Zarazofu?) in Japan, is the main protagonist of the Slam Masters series of wrestling games.



The son of a Russian senior bureaucrat, Biff has received special education in wrestling since he was a child. He practices an assortment of martial arts (sambo, karate, etc.) and has won many championships. Disliking showmanship, Biff prefers executing his attacks with concentrated power and playing out every move in his head. At one time, he was a student at Mike Haggar's gym, along with his friend/rival and fellow wrestler Gunloc. It upsets him greatly that some individuals consider wrestling to be fake.

Biff's quote when losing alludes to the possibility that he was once a training partner and/or is friends with Zangief: ("Comrade Zangief was right! You all play cheap!").

Other appearances[]

Biff makes a cameo appearance in Ken's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2, alongside Victor Ortega.

The Hyper Cannons, Biff and Gunloc's tag team, was mentioned in Hugo's ending in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact if either Ryu, Necro, or Gill is fought as the final boss.

Biff has yet to make an appearance in the mainline Street Fighter games, but a character relations chart in Street Fighter V: A Visionary Book lists him as part of the CWA alongside Gunloc.[3]


  • Biff is believed to have been one of the influences in the character design for Alex from Street Fighter III.
  • Biff's Japanese backstory states that he's from Moscow, Russia, but his USA profile lists Kiev as his home town.
    • While the game says that Kiev is in Russia, it is actually located in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine.
  • It's possible that due to their own similarities, Biff may have been based on and inspired by the late WWE wrestler Nikolai Volkoff.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Saturday Night Slam Masters bio, Japanese version
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Saturday Night Slam Masters bio, US version
  3. Street Fighter V: A Visionary Book
Slam Masters Characters
Saturday Night Slam Masters Biff · Grater · Gunloc · Haggar · Jumbo
Oni · Rasta · Scorpion · Stingray · Titan
Ring of Destruction B. Widow · Ortega · Saber · Wraith