The Iron Sheik
|The Iron Sheik|
March 15, 1942 |
|Lives in||Fayetteville, Georgia|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||The Iron Sheik
Great Hussein Arab
Great Hossein Arab
|Billed height||6 ft. 0 in.|
|Billed from||Tehran, Iran|
|Trained by||Verne Gagne
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 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.