Iron Sheik

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The Iron Sheik
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Birth nameHossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri
Born (1942-03-15) 15 Mairch 1942 (age 77)
Tehran, Iran[1][2]
ResidesFayetteville, Georgie, Unitit States[3]
Spoose(s)Caryl Peterson (m. 1976; div. 2005)
ChilderMarissa Jeanne Vaziri
Tanya an Nikki[4]
Professional wrestlin career
Ring name(s)Ali Vasari[5]
Col. Mustafa[5]
Great Hossein Arab[5]
The Iron Sheik[1]
Billed hicht6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[5][1]
Billed wicht258 lb (117 kg)[5]
Billed fraeTehran, Iran
Baghdad, Iraq (as Col. Mustafa)
Trained biVerne Gagne[1]
Billy Robinson

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (Persie: حسین خسرو علي وزیری‎; (born 15 Mairch 1942) is a Iranian American perfaisional warstler an actor better kent bi his ring name The Iron Sheik. He is kent for endin the near sax-year World Wrestling Federation Championship reign o Bob Backlund, an for being the man Hulk Hogan defeatit for his first WWF Championship.

Cast as a heel in the 1980s, he later gained popularity on Opie and Anthony, Kidd Chris, The Howard Stern Show, an on the internet due tae his shoot interviews an ootbursts on the wrestlin industry an the hatred he expressed for various warstlers.

In wrestlin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Championships an accomplishments[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • International Association of Wrestling
    • IAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IAW Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Brian Costello
  • NWA 2000
    • NWA 2000 American Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #134 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
    • PWI ranked him #96 of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with the Nikolai Volkoff in 2003
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  3. "Iron Sheik discusses Chris Benoit (Almost 100% Sober)". YouTube. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  4. Greenberg, Keith Elliot (August 14, 2013). "After Addiction and Tragedy, The Iron Sheik Gets Back Up off the Mat". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "Iron Sheik Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved September 20, 2008.