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The Iron Sheik

Iranian professional wrestler and actor

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (born March 15, 1943, in Tehran, Iran) better known by his ring name, The Iron Sheik, is a semi-retired Iranian professional wrestler that is best known for wrestling for NWA and WCW under the ring name The Iron Sheik.

The Iron Sheik
Born (1942-03-15) March 15, 1942 (age 77)
Tehran, Iran
Lives inFayetteville, Georgia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)The Iron Sheik
Col. Mustafa
Great Hussein Arab
Great Hossein Arab
Ali Vasari
Ryan Allen
Billed height6 ft. 0 in.
Billed fromTehran, Iran
Trained byVerne Gagne
Billy Robinson
Debut1972

He is a one-time WWF Champion, three-time WWF Tag Team Championship with Nikolai Volkoff and was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by Sgt. Slaughter.

He ended the near six year World Wrestling Federation Championship reign of Bob Backlund and was the man Hulk Hogan defeated 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.

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