IRON SHEIK

By Glenn

2021-11-11

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (Persian: حسین خسرو علی وزیری‎; born March 15, 1942), better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian American retired professional wrestleramateur wrestler and actor. He is the only Iranian champion in WWE history, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983. His villainous character peaked during the 1980s WWF wrestling boom and his rivalry with Hulk Hogan turned Hogan into one of the greatest television heroes of the decade. He later formed a tag team with Nikolai Volkoff, which won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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