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Hulk Hogan And The Iron Sheik Dressed Up As Each Other For Halloween

On January 23, 1984, Hulk Hogan defeated The Iron Sheik for the WWF Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden and began the era of Hulkamania, one of the most successful and enduringly popular things that has ever happened in pro wrestling. 220 more words


Top Five Foreign Heels

Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow

One of the most often repeated gimmicks in wrestling history is that of the foreign heel. Whether it is playing up on current tensions between countries or even conflicts ongoing at the time, it’s been used to varying degrees of success to get heels over with the US crowd. 924 more words

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The Rock Shared The Iron Sheik's Advice For Young Wrestlers: 'Keep Your F*cking Mouth Shut'

Esquire just published a new, weirdly intimate interview with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (“Man, you’re gorgeous” is the interviewer’s first “question”). Most of the interview was about The Rock’s recent movie career, but there were also a few tidbits about his wrestling past sprinkled throughout. 490 more words


When the Cheering Stops: The Sheik (2014) Review

What happens when the spotlight is turned off?

The Sheik (2014) takes a look at the rise, fall, and redemption of Hossein Khosrow Vaziri, or better known to fans as The Iron Sheik. 455 more words

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Reel Quick: The Sheik

The Sheik (2014)


Starring: The Iron Sheik

Directed by: Igal Hecht (The Hilltops; A Universal Language)

Synopsis:  An Iranian sheik visits America and travels to different cities on a diplomatic tour, breaking backs and making people humble in this fish-out-of-water tale. 486 more words


Throwback Thursday: The Iron Sheik

The Iron Sheik was (and arguably still is) the greatest heel in professional wrestling.

Born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, in Tehran, Iran; the man’s early years consisted of amateur wrestling before he had served in the Iranian Army and would then become bodyguard to the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi for several years. 414 more words


The Sheik

At some point in most of our lives, we have at least a slight interest in the body building men that come out to a roaring crowd and put on a scripted fight for our entertainment. 474 more words

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