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The Iron Sheik

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Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri ( , romanized: Hossein Xosrô 'Ali Vaziri; born March 15, 1942), better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian-born American retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor. He is the only Iranian champion in WWE history, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983.

This villainous character peaked during the 1980s WWF wrestling boom and his rivalry with Hulk Hogan turned Hogan into one of the greatest television heroes of the decade. He later formed a tag team with Nikolai Volkoff, which won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

A heel throughout the 1980s, Sheik later gained popularity on Kidd Chris, The Howard Stern Show and the Internet due to his shoot interview, vulgar language and apparent intense dislike for some of his fellow professional wrestlers, particularly Hulk Hogan and Brian Blair.

Khosrow was born in 1942 in Damghan, Iran, and grew up in a working-class family which had little money and no running water. Although his passport reads March 15, he celebrates his birthday on September 9. In his youth, he idolized Iranian Olympic Gold-Medalist wrestler Gholamreza Takhti, and he subsequently made a name for himself as an amateur wrestler; he also worked as a bodyguard for Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family for several years.

The Iron Sheik has not been a contender in any CBUB matches.