Professional wrestler who went by his ring name The Sheik and is a member of both the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame.
He bailed on an early match in his career because he was set to face an opponent that frequently embarrassed "gimmick" wrestlers such as he was.
His portrayed a rich man from Syria as part of his gimmick and also illegally hid pencils to cut opponent's faces. This backfired often.
He was married to a woman named Joyce who passes away in 2013.
He was sometimes referred to as The Original Sheik as to not get confused with Iron Sheik.