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Pro Wrestling Legend The Iron Sheik Dies at 81

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Pro Wrestling Legend , The Iron Sheik , Dies at 81.
NBC reports that the death of pro wrestling
legend the Iron Sheik was announced
on the wrestler's popular Twitter feed. .
NBC reports that the death of pro wrestling
legend the Iron Sheik was announced
on the wrestler's popular Twitter feed. .
The Iron Sheik, , born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, , was 81 years old.
According to the statement to his over
640,000 followers, the Iron Sheik , "transcended the realm of sports entertainment.".
The statement also noted "his larger-than-life
persona, incredible charism, and unparalleled in-ring
skills" that "captivated audiences around the globe." .
WWE is saddened to hear of
the passing of WWE Hall of Famer
The Iron Sheik, and extends
its condolences to his
family, friends, and fans, WWE statement, via NBC.
WWE is saddened to hear of
the passing of WWE Hall of Famer
The Iron Sheik, and extends
its condolences to his
family, friends, and fans, WWE statement, via NBC.
NBC reports that the Sheik became "one of the most
notorious villains" in wrestling, rising to prominence amid
tensions between the United States and his native Iran.
NBC reports that the Sheik became "one of the most
notorious villains" in wrestling, rising to prominence amid
tensions between the United States and his native Iran.
In 1983, he captured the world
heavyweight belt with a win over
Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden.
In 1983, he captured the world
heavyweight belt with a win over
Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden.
One month later, the Sheik would
start a career-defining rivalry with fellow
wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan.
One month later, the Sheik would
start a career-defining rivalry with fellow
wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan.
NBC reports that the Sheik later would become
known for using over-the-top caustic
language to address current events on social media.
NBC reports that the Sheik later would become
known for using over-the-top caustic
language to address current events on social media.
His last tweet made reference to a series
of wildfires across Canada that have impacted
air quality across the northeastern U.S., writing , "F*** THE WILDFIRES." .
His last tweet made reference to a series
of wildfires across Canada that have impacted
air quality across the northeastern U.S., writing , "F*** THE WILDFIRES."

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