The Iron Sheik



Height: 6'0"

Weight: 262 lbs

Real Name: Hossein Khosrow Vaziri

DOB: 3/15

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Other Names: Great Ali Hussein Arab, Hussein Arab, Ali Viziri, Col. Mustafa(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1973

Finishing Maneuver: Camel Clutch

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #218(1993)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View Summary: (6 - 21)
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November 26, '81) = The Iron Sheik defeated King Cobra.
- NJPW 5th Annual MSG League (March/April '82) = The Iron Sheik competed in the league, which was won by Andre the Giant.
- WWC 10th Anniversary Show (September 17, '83) = The Iron Sheik was pinned by Hercules Ayala.
- WWF Madison Square Garden Show (December 26, '83) = The Iron Sheik won the WWF World Title, forcing Bob Backlund to submit.
- WWF Madison Square Garden Show (January 23, '84) = The Iron Sheik lost the WWF World belt to Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Brawl To End It All (July 23, '84) = The Iron Sheik defeated Tony Garea. Later that night, the Iron Sheik competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- WWF Wrestlemania I (March 31, '85) = The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff won the WWF Tag Titles, beating the US Express.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #1 (May 10, '85) = The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff & George Steele fell to Ricky Steamboat & the US Express.
- WWF Ohio State Fair Show '85 (August 13) = The Iron Sheik lost to Paul Orndorff.
- WWF Michigan State Fair Show (August 28, '85) = The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff were beaten by the British Bulldogs.
- WWF Wrestling Classic (November 7, '85) = The Iron Sheik lost to the Junkyard Dog.
- WWF Wrestlemania II (April 5, 86) = The Iron Sheik competed in the "NFL/WWF Battle Royal", which was won by Andre the Giant.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #6 (May 1, '86) = The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff lost a "Three Falls" Match to the WWF Tag Champs, the British Bulldogs.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #10 (February 21, '87) = The Iron Sheik was pinned by Ricky Steamboat.
- WWF Wrestlemania III (March 29, '87) = The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff won, via DQ, over the Killer Bees.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #11 (April 28, '87) = The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff fell to Rick Martel & Tom Zenk.
- WWC 14th Anniversary Show (September 20, '87) = The Iron Sheik lost to Tony Atlas.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '87 (November 26) = The Iron Sheik & the Thing lost, via DQ, to Chris Adams & Matt Borne.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '87 (December 25) = The Iron Sheik fell to the WCCW Texas Champ, Matt Borne.
- WWC 15th Anniversary Show (September 10, '88) = The Iron Sheik was beaten by Ron Garvin.
- NWA Clash of the Champions VI (April 2, '89) = The Iron Sheik lost, via DQ, to Ranger Ross.
- NWA Wrestlewar '89 (May 7) = The Iron Sheik was beaten by the NWA Television Champ, Sting.
- NWA Great American Bash '90 (July 7) = The Iron Sheik fell to Mike Rotunda.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (October 23, '92) = Khasrow Vaziri lost to Yoji Antoh.
- Heroes of Wrestling (October 10, '99) = The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff fell to the Bushwhackers.
- WWF Wrestlemania X-7 (April 1, '01) = The Iron Sheik won a "Gimmick Battle Royal".

Title Summary:
- NWA Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion (1977)
- NWA Canadian Tag-Team Champion w/ Texas Outlaw (7/24/78 - 10/09/78)
- NWA PNW Tag-Team Champion w/ Bull Ramos (4/18/78 - 6/10/78)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion (5/11/80 - 11/01/80)
- NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion (5/25/80 - 7/20/80)
- NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/10/80 - 12/28/80)
- NWA National Television Champion (5/28/83 - 7/17/83)
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion (12/26/83 - 1/23/84)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Nikolai Volkoff (3/31/85 - 6/17/85)
- ACCW Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- ACCW Heavyweight Champion(2) (??/??/??)
- ASWA Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- Shekel Slam Champion (??/??/??)
- CWA Heavyweight Champion (3/21/93 - 10/23/93)
- IAW Heavyweight Champion (12/01/94 - 12/04/95)
- NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (12/13/97 - 3/07/98)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1980 Wrestler of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1984 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan)
- 1984 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1992 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)