The Iron Sheik

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The Iron Sheik
Born (1942-03-15) March 15, 1942 (age 76)
Tehran, Iran
Lives in Fayetteville, Georgia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Iron Sheik
Col. Mustafa
Great Hussein Arab
Great Hossein Arab
Ali Vasari
Ryan Allen
Billed height 6 ft. 0 in.
Billed from Tehran, Iran
Trained by Verne Gagne
Billy Robinson
Debut 1972

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.

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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