The world of professional wrestling is mourning the loss of a legend. The Iron Sheik, whose real name was Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, passed away at the age of 81. He was a well-known face in the wrestling industry, having competed for several decades.
Vaziri was born in Iran and moved to the United States in the late 1970s with the goal of becoming a professional wrestler. He made his debut in 1979 and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his signature move, the Camel Clutch. He spent the majority of his career with the WWE, where he won the WWF World Tag Team Championship with partner Nikolai Volkoff.
In addition to his wrestling career, Vaziri became a social media sensation in recent years thanks to his Twitter account, where he shared his opinions on various topics and interacted with fans.
News of Vaziri’s passing has left the wrestling community in shock, with many of his former colleagues and fans paying tribute to him on social media. WWE star Triple H tweeted, “A legend who paved the way for so many. RIP Iron Sheik.”
Vaziri’s legacy in the world of professional wrestling will not be forgotten, as he will always be remembered as a true icon of the sport.