About Khosrow Vaziri
March 15, 1942
|Place of Birth||:||Tehrān, Irān|
|Also Known As||:||The Iron Sheik, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, حسین خسرو علي وزیری, Col. Mustafa, Hussein Arab, Ali Vasari, Great Hossein Arab|
|Imdb Profile||:||IMDB Profile|
Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (Persian: حسین خسرو علی وزیری) better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian 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. His 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 on the internet due to his shoot interviews, vulgar language, and his intense dislike for some of his fellow professional wrestlers, particularly Hulk Hogan.