The Sheik



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 253 lbs

Real Name: Edward George Farhat

DOB: 6/09/1926

DOD: 1/18/2003

Hometown: Lansing, Michigan (billed from Syria)

Other Names: The Sheik of Araby, The Original Sheik

Wrestler Since: 1949

Finishing Maneuver: Camel Clutch, Armpit Claw, Fireball To Face

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #100(1994), #273(1993), #165(1992), #192(1991)

Other Related Websites:
The Sheik - Online World of Wrestling Bio
The Sheik - Wikipedia Bio
The Sheik - WWE Hall of Fame Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (6 - 16, 2 DDQs, 1 NC)
- Chicago Comiskey Park (July 29, '60) = The Sheik took down Prince Maivia.
- Detroit Bruiser vs. Karras (April 27, '63) = The Sheik beat Chief Kit Fox.
- Montreal All-Star Wrestling Stadium Show (July 17, '72) = The Sheik fell to Jacques Rougeau Sr.
- Mid-South Coliseum (July 15, '74) = The Sheik fought to a No-Contest with Jerry Lawler.
- Mid-South Coliseum (November 3, '75) = The Sheik, as the United States Champion, lost, via DQ, to Jerry Lawler.
- Mid-South Coliseum (November 10, '75) = The Sheik lost, via DQ, to Andre the Giant.
- Mid-South Coliseum (March 21, '77) = The Sheik, as the United States Champion, lost, via DQ, to Bobo Brazil.
- Mid-South Coliseum (May 2, '77) = The Sheik retained the United States Title, fighting to a Double Disqualification with Jackie Fargo.
- Toronto Exhibition Stadium (June 5, '77) = The Sheik lost, via DQ, to Tiger Jeet Singh.
- Toronto Exhibition Stadium (July 10, '77) = The Sheik lost, via DQ, to the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race.
- AJPW World Open Tag League '77 (November/December) = The Sheik & Abdullah the Butcher lost in the finals of the league, via DQ, to Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (December 9, '78) = The Sheik & Abdullah the Butcher won, via DQ, over Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '79 (November/December) = The Sheik & Abdullah the Butcher lost in the finals to Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '80 (November/December) = The Sheik & the Great Mephisto competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '81 (November/December) = The Sheik & Mark Lewin competed in the league, which was won by Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (December 13, '81) = The Sheik & Mark Lewin lost, via DQ, to Curt Hennig & Harley Race.
- Tri-State Wrestling Winter Challenge II (March 2, '91) = The Sheik fought to a Double Disqualification with Abdullah the Butcher.
- Tri-State Wrestling Autumn Armageddon II (September 21, '91) = The Sheik lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Abdullah the Butcher.
- FMW Tag-Team League '91 (November/December) = The Sheik & Sabu competed in the league, which was won by Tarzan Goto & Atsushi Onita.
- FMW 4th Anniversary Show (May 5, '93) = The Sheik & Sabu defeated Dr. Hannibal & Dr. Looser.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '93 (August 22) = The Sheik & Sabu lost a "Stretcher" Match to Terry Funk & Tarzan Goto.
- FMW Year End Spectacular '93 (December 8) = The Sheik & Sabu were beaten by Dr. Hannibal & Dr. Looser.
- ECW The Night The Line Was Crossed (February 5, '94) = The Sheik & Pat Tanaka won over Kevin Sullivan & the Tazmaniac.
- FMW 5th Anniversary Show (May 5, '94) = The Sheik lost to Terry Funk.
- FMW 6th Anniversary Show (May 5, '95) = The Sheik pinned Damien.

Title Summary:
- NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion (10/54 - 11/19/54)
- Illinois Midwest Junior Heavyweight Champion (57)
- NWA (Central States) United States Heavyweight Champion (5/62 - 63)
- NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight Champion (10/10/63 - ??)
- NWA (Toronto) United States Heavyweight Champion (12/27/64 - 1/03/65)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion (2/06/65 - 8/67)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/67 - 7/29/71)
- IWA International Heavyweight Champion (10/23/67 - 11/06/67)
- WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion (1/69 - 2/69)
- NWA Americas Heavyweight Champion (2/21/69 - 3/21/69)
- NWA Americas Heavyweight Champion(2) (4/25/69 - 5/09/69)
- IWA International Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/72 - 7/72)
- NWA United National Champion (9/06/72 - 9/07/72)
- NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Champion (10/21/72 - 1/17/73)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(3) (12/30/72 - 1/13/73)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(4) (1/27/73 - 7/07/73)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(5) (7/21/73 - 73)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(6) (9/73 - 3/02/74)
- IWA International Heavyweight Champion(3) (74)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(7) (3/16/74 - 1/25/75)
- NWA (Toronto) United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/74 - 11/19/76)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(8) (7/05/75 - 9/27/75)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(9) (5/15/76 - 7/17/76)
- NWA (Toronto) United States Heavyweight Champion(3) (12/26/76 - 2/06/77)
- NWA (Toronto) United States Heavyweight Champion(4) (2/27/77 - 7/77)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(10) (4/02/77 - 9/77)
- WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/77 - ??)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(11) (??/??/??)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion(12) (5/03/80 - 10/80)
- ICW United States Heavyweight Champion (81 - 82)
- ICW United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (82)
- FMW WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion (6/25/92 - 8/92)

PWI Achievement Awards: (1 win, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1972 Most Hated Wrestler
- 1992 Comeback of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up