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Iron Sheik

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Birthday
15, 1943
Birthplace
Tehran, Iran
Birth Sign
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Birthday
15, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace
Tehran, Iran

About

Born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, he is an Iranian-American former professional wrestler and occasional actor remembered for his legendary WWF career. He was also known by the names Ali Vasari, Colonel Mustafa and the Great Hossein Arab.

Before Fame

He competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and served a san assistant coach for Team USA at the 1972 Olympics.

Trivia

He became a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show and on Kidd Chris.

Family Life

He married Caryl Peterson in 1976. The couple had three daughters, the eldest of which was murdered by her boyfriend in 2003. 

Associated With

Hulk Hogan defeated him to win his first WWF championship.

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