The Iron Sheik
Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (March 15, 1943 – June 7, 2023), better known by his ring name, The Iron Sheik, was an Iranian professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling for NWA and WCW. He was born in Damghan, Iran.
|The Iron Sheik|
|Born||March 15, 1942|
|Died||June 7, 2023 (aged 81)|
Fayetteville, Georgia, U.S.
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||The Iron Sheik|
Great Hussein Arab
Great Hossein Arab
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Billed weight||258 lb (119 kg)|
|Billed from||Tehran, Iran|
|Trained by||Verne Gagne|
He ended the near six year World Wrestling Federation Championship reign of Bob Backlund and was the man Hulk Hogan faced against for his first WWF Championship. He is also known for his shoot interviews on The Howard Stern Show, Opie and Anthony and Kidd Chris and also the internet.
His finishing move was the Camel clutch.
- "The Iron Sheik, pro wrestling legend and social media star, dies at 81". MSN. June 7, 2023. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
- "The Iron Sheik Cause Of Death Revealed". Yahoo. Retrieved July 20, 2023.