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Encyclopedia > Iron Sheik
Khosrow Vaziri Flag of Iran
Statistics
Ring name(s) The Iron Sheik
Billed height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Billed weight 119 kg (262 lb)
Born March 15, 1943 (1943-03-15) (age 64)
Tehran, Iran Flag of Iran
Resides Fayetteville, Georgia
Trained by Verne Gagne
Debut 1972
Retired 2003

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (حسین خسرو وزیری), (born March 15, 1943 in Tehran, Iran)[citation needed] is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik. He is known for ending the near six year World Wrestling Federation Championship reign of Bob Backlund and for being the man Hulk Hogan defeated for his first WWF Championship, setting off the Golden Age of professional wrestling. He was also the bodyguard for Shah's (Pahlavi) family in Iran for several years. Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (تهران in Persian), population 8,000,000 (metropolitan: 10,000,000), is the capital of Iran and one of the major world cities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Fayetteville is a city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. ... Verne Gagne (born February 26, 1926) is a former professional wrestler, trainer and wrestling promoter. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (تهران in Persian), population 8,000,000 (metropolitan: 10,000,000), is the capital of Iran and one of the major world cities. ... ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ...

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Career

Although he was billed as having been a 1968 Olympic medalist, Sheik was actually eliminated during his country’s trials. He was the 1971 AAU Greco-Roman Wrestling champion at 180.5 pounds.[1]. Vaziri also was the assistant coach of two US Olympic squads in the 1970s.[citation needed] The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... - The Amateur Athletic Union, widely known as the AAU, was formed in United States. ... This article is about Greco-Roman wrestling. ...


World Wrestling Federation (1979-1987)

After moving to other territories, Vaziri was turned into a heel and would do a few things that would complete his signature look. First, he grew a traditional "buffo" style mustache, added wrestling boots with the toe curled up (a nod to his ethnic background), and shaved his head bald. In addition to adding the Persian clubs and challenging wrestlers to do as many or more swings than him as part of his gimmick (a sport in his native Iran), he would also change his ring name. Now known as The Great Hossein Arab , he won his first title, the Canadian Tag Team Championship, with partner the Texas Outlaw. He caught the eye of the WWF where he debuted in 1979 and won the first-ever Battle Royal in Madison Square Garden, earning him a title shot at then-champion Bob Backlund, who pinned him later that night in a 30-minute battle.[2] He later feuded with Chief Jay Strongbow and Bruno Sammartino before leaving in 1980.[3] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal) is a multi-competitor match in which wrestlers are eliminated from the match upon being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring, with both feet touching the floor of the venue. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ... Chief Jay Strongbow. ... Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935), is a former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 12 years in total, as well as the longest World Heavyweight Championship reign in...


He would resurface as The Iron Sheik, and in the NWA territories. Playing off of real-life political matters (notably the Iran hostage crisis) and the animosity Americans had for the country of Iran, he moved on to the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic territories, capturing the Mid-Atlantic title from Jim Brunzell before moving to Georgia Championship Wrestling where he had notable matches with Dusty Rhodes, Dick Murdoch and Tommy Rich, and traded the National TV title with Ron Garvin.[4] Iranian militants escort a blindfolded U.S. hostage to the media. ... Georgia Championship Wrestling was a professional wrestling promotion whose self-titled TV program aired in the 1970s and 1980s on U.S. cable channel TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... Dick Murdoch Dick Murdoch was a professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ron Garvin Roger Barnes (better known as Ron Garvin) was a professional wrestler and referee. ...


Vaziri would return to the WWF in 1983 as the Iron Sheik and challenged Backlund once again, defeating him on December 26, 1983 at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship; Sheik also injured Bob Backlund during a Persian club challenge prior to this title match.[5] is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


During his title reign, Vaziri held memorable bouts against Backlund, Chief Jay Strongbow, Pat Patterson, and Tito Santana before dropping the belt just four weeks later to Hulk Hogan.[6] The WWF's owner Vince McMahon, Jr. had wanted to take the WWF in a different direction as part of his plan to turn the WWF from a regional promotion into a national one. Part of his plan involved taking the title off of Backlund and put it on the charismatic Hogan, who had left the AWA to wrestle for McMahon, in the process making an enemy of the AWA's owner Verne Gagne. After engaging in a bitter feud with Sgt. Slaughter, to whom he would eventually lose a "Boot Camp Rules" match, the Iron Sheik would go on to team with Nikolai Volkoff as the "Foreign Legion", and under the management of "Classy" Freddie Blassie, won the WWF Tag Team Championship defeating the US Express at WrestleMania I.[7] Pierre Clemont (born January 19, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Pat Patterson. ... Merced Solis (born May 10, 1953) better known by his ring name Tito Santana, is a semi-retired Mexican-American professional wrestler whose career spanned from the late 70s to the early 90s. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzović in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Fred Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003) was an American professional wrestler born in St. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... The US Express was a professional wrestling tag-team made up of Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham. ... WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ...


WCCW, AWA, WWC, NWA, and WCW (1987-1990)

In 1987, the Iron Sheik competed in Dallas' World Class Championship Wrestling.[8] He stayed with that organization for only a few months, followed by brief stints with the AWA, where he attacked Sgt. Slaughter during a match and Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council. In addition to re-igniting his feud with Slaughter and teaming with Col. Debeers, his main opponent during this time period was Tony Atlas, who he feuded with in both WCCW and WWC.[9] World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), also called the World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA), was a popular regional professional wrestling promotion run out of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... The World Wrestling Council is one of Puerto Ricos two main professional wrestling promotions, the other one being the International Wrestling Association. ... Edward Wiskoski (born January 10, 1945) is a former American professional wrestler best known as Colonel DeBeers in the AWA (American Wrestling Association). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1989, he had a short stint in the National Wrestling Alliance, when he feuded with Sting over the NWA World Television Championship. About half a year into his stint with the company, he was sent home.[10] National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Sting Sting (real name Steve Borden; born March 20, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a professional wrestler who has wrestled with several wrestling leagues, such as NWA, WCW, and NWA:TNA since the early 1980s. ... The NWA World Television Championship was a National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned mid-card level title defended in Jim Crockett Promotions. ...


World Wresting Federation (1991-1992)

He returned to the WWF again in 1991 as Col. Mustafa and was aligned with former enemy Sgt. Slaughter. Along with General Adnan, the three played Iraqis (or, in Slaughter's case, an Iraqi sympathizer) during the first Gulf War and feuded with Hulk Hogan. Following Slaughter's face turn after SummerSlam 1991, he teamed with General Adnan until the middle of 1992, when he left the promotion again.[11] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Adnan Bin Abdulkareem Ahmed Alkaissy El Farthie (born March 1, 1939) better known professionally as Adnan Al-Kaissie is a former professional wrestler and a manager best known as Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissy, Billy White Wolf or General Adnan. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... SummerSlam 1991 was the fourth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


Wrestling tours (1994)

The Iron Sheik wrestled independently afterwards, and went on a wrestling tour to Nigeria in 1994, promoted by Chris Adams and co-sponsored by Pepsi, and featuring former WWF stars Jimmy Snuka, Greg Valentine, Demolition Ax and World Class wrestler/owner Kevin Von Erich. Christopher Adams (also known as Christopher Loofboro) (February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001) was a professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer and judoka. ... Pepsi Cola is a cola soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ...


The Sheik was the first champion of "Boston Bad Boy" Tony Rumble's Century Wrestling Alliance, dropping the championship to Vic Steamboat October 23rd, 1993.


In 1994, the Sheik tried his hand at strong style professional wrestling in the UWFi in Japan. He lost by tap-out to Yoji Anjoh in about 5:30 (the in-ring action of the UWFi, though tailored to resemble an actual competitive bout, was in fact made up of predetermined outcomes). A strict Japanese pro wrestling discipline that originated in the 1970s by Antonio Inoki. ... Union of Wrestling Forces International, better known as UWF International or simply UWFi, was a stiff-style professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1991 to 1996. ...


Sporadic wrestling appearances (1996-present)

In late 1996 Sheik would team up with his old nemesis Bob Backlund to manage WWF wrestler The Sultan, who was doing a Middle Eastern gimmick, until Sultan was taken off TV in mid 1997. In 2001, at WrestleMania X-Seven, the Iron Sheik was the victor of the 20 Man Gimmick Battle Royal, a match between other popular wrestlers from the 1980s and 1990s. Rather than being booed for winning, he was cheered as a fan favorite. He went on to wrestle in various independent promotions to age 60.[12] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ...


On May 5, 2003 Iron Sheik's daughter, Marissa Jeanne Vaziri age 27, was found strangled to death in her apartment. Marissa's live-in boyfriend, Charles Warren Reynolds, 38, confessed to the crime and was charged with murder.[13] is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, the Iron Sheik was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old rival, Sgt. Slaughter.[14] WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On the June 18. 2007 episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, the Iron Sheik approached Jonathan Coachman about having his own interview show (like Piper's Pit) to show on RAW. Coach replied saying, "I like the idea and I will really take some time to consider it."[15] is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jonathan Coachman (born August 12, 1973) also known as The Coach is an American professional wrestling personality, college wrestler, basketball player, and football play-by-play announcer and color commentator, as well an occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand where he is Vince McMahons... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ...


The Sheik returned to the Millennium Wrestling Federation for its Soul Survivor IV wrestling event and fanfest on August 4 in Somerville, MA for the first time since the car accident.[16]


On August 13, 2007 the Iron Sheik appeared on an episode of WWE RAW held at Madison Square Garden for a WWE version of American Idol. Sheik came out with Nikolai Volkoff while Volkoff sang the Soviet national anthem. After Volkoff was told he was no good by William Regal, Sheik took the mic and insulted Regal about being the first member of the Vince McMahon "Kiss My Ass Club." Sheik and Volkoff were then escorted off stage by security. is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzović in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... William Regal as Goodwill Ambassador and Commissioner Darren Matthews aka William Regal (born May 10, 1965 in Staffordshire) is an English professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ...


Personal life

In 1987, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Vasiri were pulled over by New Jersey police after a WWF event, suspecting Duggan of driving under the influence. After a search of the vehicle and the persons, police discovered that Duggan was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol, while the Sheik was high on cocaine. Small amounts of cocaine were also found in the vehicle. Duggan received a conditional release while the Sheik was placed on probation for a year. The min-scandal that erupted after two in-ring enemies were found drinking and doing drugs together led to the end of the angle, the Sheik's release and Duggan's temporary departure from the WWE.[17][18][19][20][21] Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Media appearances

He was injured and allegedly hospitalized twice in recent months. In December, the Sheik was poisoned after filming his second Millennium Wrestling Federation Studio Shoot Interview with Dan Mirade in Melrose, MA. This was actually recorded on a cell phone and aired on the January 2007 edition of MWF Ultra.[22] Upon close examination of the video, however, it is highly likely that the entire incident was a work. In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ...


In winter 2007, the Sheik was hospitalized after making several appearances in Toronto at a Wal-Mart, sports bar and independent wrestling show for his friend's sons. The Sheik claims he was to be paid $12,000 for the appearances but was only given $1,000. On his way to the airport, his driver stole his $1,000. The Sheik was able to get the man's driver's license and bring it to the police in the airport. The police called an ambulance for the Sheik, as it appeared he was going to have a heart attack. The Sheik spoke about the incident on the February MWF Xtra.[22] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...


Later on in 2007, the Sheik conducted a shoot interview with Rob Feinstein of RF Video. During the interview, the Sheik appeared highly intoxicated and could be seen drinking beer and repeatedly (yet unsuccessfully) attempting to purchase marijuana and crack over the phone from a local drug dealer.[23] Robert Feinstein is the owner and operator of RF Video (a professional wrestling video tape & DVD distribution company), who were best known as the videographers of Extreme Championship Wrestling. ...


Conflicts

During an interview conducted in 2004 with Dan Mirade of the Boston, Massachusetts based Millennium Wrestling Federation, the Sheik was asked about his appearance at WrestleMania III, where he teamed with Nikolai Volkoff against the Killer Bees, Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell. When offering his recollections about the event, Iron Sheik expressed high praise for Brunzell owing to his athletic and high-jumping prowess, but displayed contempt for Blair, referring to him as a "lowlife", a "fag", and a "punk." He gave no specific reason for his dislike of Blair, only remarking that he "didn't like his attitude." He then expressed his desire to make Blair humble by suplexing him, putting him in his camel clutch submission, breaking his back, and then fucking his ass. Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzović in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Killer Bees was a tag team comprised of ”Jumpin” Jim Brunzell and B. Brian Blair in the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1987 and later on in the independent Circuit. ... Brian Leslie Blair aka B. Brian Blair / Brian Blair (born January 12, 1954) is a local politician in Florida, who gained fame as a professional wrestler especially as a part of the Killer Bees. ... December 28, 1972 - Moorhead: Dennis Stamp beat Jim Brunzell (AWA debut). ...


At a convention (after his inexplicable feud with Blair became common knowledge) a fan showed Sheik a photoshopped picture Sheik shaking hands with Blair, which prompted Sheik to fly into a rage and destroy the picture. At this same convention, Sheik recounted an incident with Nikolai Volkoff (who was sitting at the adjacent table) in which Volkoff refused to loan the Sheik two dollars to give as a tip to a wheelchair man, calling him a "cheap Jew sonovabitch," even though Volkoff is not Jewish. On May 6, 2007 while appearing at a sports convention, an amateur videographer caught the Iron Sheik on videotape as he launched into an obscenity-laced tirade at another former wrestler, Jim Hellwig (The Ultimate Warrior). The camera caught the Iron Sheik approaching Hellwig and shouting at him, not always coherently. Hellwig shot back with remarks of his own. Shortly after, the Iron Sheik slapped his agent, Eric Simms, across the face for allegedly suggesting to the Sheik that he go and shake Hellwig's hand. The video, which was subsequently posted on YouTube, also shows the Sheik shouting more obscenities as he walks through the building. Later a more composed Iron Sheik is seen at his table, signing autographs and memorabilia. The Sheik did not appear to be drunk or otherwise impaired, but did mention something about an "insult." is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Beginning in July 2007, the comments made by Sheik regarding Blair became a regular topic of discussion on Howard Stern's show. The staff spent time almost daily talking about the Iron Sheik, and each day contained Artie Lange's impression of The Sheik. The Iron Sheik appeared on the Stern Show on August 2, 2007. Bubba challenged the Sheik's Gold Medal as fake, although it is a valid 1971 AAU National Championship Medal. The Sheik referred to it as an Olympic medal and asked the camera man to confirm the year engraved on the medal. Comments made during Iron Sheik's appearance on Stern regarding financial compensation have led to rumors that bit was staged for publicity. Guests on The Howard Stern Show are not paid; however, Iron Sheik alluded that he would receive $10,000 from Howard Stern, and actually won $2,500 in a contest referred to as 'Anal Ring Toss'. This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... - The Amateur Athletic Union, widely known as the AAU, was formed in United States. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ...


Prior to the contest, the Iron Sheik was involved in a shouting match with the Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, and Killer Bees look-alikes (portrayed by Stern staff members Richard Christy and Sal "the Stockbroker" Governale, who both appeared via satellite in the studio to "insult" the Sheik. Artie Lange also wore a costume, including a fake beard, and performed his impression, calling himself the new WWE wrestler "The Real Iron Sheik." It is uncertain if Sheik was aware that they were actors. He has since gone on to make appearances with The Killers of Comedy (AKA "The Hack Pack") alongside several Stern regular comedians including Christy and Governale. Richard Christy (born April 1, 1974) is an American drummer, comedian, actor, and radio personality who currently works for The Howard Stern Show. ... Salvatore Sal the Stockbroker Governale (born October 24, 1968) is an American radio personality who currently works as a writer on The Howard Stern Show. ...


Finishing moves

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Boston crab The Boston crab is a professional wrestling hold that typically starts with the opponent laying back-first on the mat, with the wrestler standing and facing them. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • International Association of Wrestling
  • IAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • IAW Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Brian Costello
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (1 time) - with the Texas Outlaw
  • New Zealand British Commonwealth Championship (1 time)
  • NWA 2000 American Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • PWI ranked him # 134 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • Most Underrated Wrestler award in 1980

Georgia Championship Wrestling was a professional wrestling promotion whose self-titled TV program aired in the 1970s and 1980s on U.S. cable channel TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). ... The NWA National Television Championship was a secondary singles championship in the National Wrestling Alliances Georgia Championship Wrestling territory. ... The NWA National Television Championship was a secondary singles championship in the National Wrestling Alliances Georgia Championship Wrestling territory. ... Maple Leaf Wrestling was a celebrated NWA territory promoted out of Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens for nearly 50 years and run by Frank Tunney, who incorporated Tunney Sports out of the Queensbury Athletic Club before serving as NWA President from 1960-61. ... The Toronto version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship was the top singles title in Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978 until 1984, when it was abandoned after the Toronto promotion partnered with the WWF. Angelo Mosca holds the record for most title reigns at five. ... The Toronto version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship was the top singles title in Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978 until 1984, when it was abandoned after the Toronto promotion partnered with the WWF. Angelo Mosca holds the record for most title reigns at five. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... The NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship started out as the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship in 1970. ... The NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship started out as the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship in 1970. ... NWA All Star Wrestling is a former Canadian professional wrestling promotion, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship was established in 1962 as the top tag team title in NWA All-Star Wrestling. ... The Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship was established in 1962 as the top tag team title in NWA All-Star Wrestling. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Pacific Northwest Wresting (PNW) was a Portland, Oregon based professional wrestling company. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... John Cena in 2006 with the WWE Championship belt. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzović in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is a professional wrestling magazine. ... Dave Herbert Meltzer (born October 24, 1961 in San Jose, California) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, an insider newsletter for the world of professional wrestling. ...

References

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  2. ^ http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/
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  8. ^ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/wccw.html
  9. ^ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/wwc/1980.html
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  12. ^ PWI Staff. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts", "Wrestling’s historical cards", Kappa Publishing, 2007, pp. 107. (English) 
  13. ^ wsbtv.com - Boyfriend Arrested in Death of Wrestler's Daughter (May 6, 2003).
  14. ^ http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/theironsheik/bio/
  15. ^ http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/2007/articles/1182223082.php
  16. ^ http://www.MWFprowrestling.com/mwfevents20070804-SSIV.html
  17. ^ http://www.wrestleview.com/info/faq/duggan.shtml
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  21. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2006/07/05/1669066.html
  22. ^ a b MWFprowrestling.com - recordings.
  23. ^ Iron Sheik 2007 Shoot Interview Trailer.

Further reading

  • Flair, Ric & Greenberg, Keith Elliot. Ric Flair: To be the Man. New York: Pocket Books, 2004.
  • Meltzer, Dave. The Wrestling Observer's Who's Who in Pro Wrestling. Turlock: Pro Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 1986.
  • "Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 1980s" WWE Home Video, 2005.

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