Iron Sheik’s cause of death is not defined yet clearly. Iron Sheik, at the age of 81, died while sleeping early Wednesday morning at his place in Fayetteville, Ga. He suffered from a heart attack in 2005 due to binge drinking. Like all wrestlers, he was also into drugs, which caused him a big share of health issues.
As per the Bleacher news, he left the drugs after his wife warned him due to various incidents, finally left him. His wife, Caryl stated, “I could no longer beg him to quit,” she continued “We had lost our daughter. She was tired of his drug habit.
The Iron Sheik, Popular Wrestler, Is No More
The original name of Iron Sheik was Khosrow Vaziri. He chose his Iranian legacy and became a pioneer in the wrestling world. He adopted the appearance of a Middle eastern Villain, keeping a thick moustache, boots with curled toes, and kaffiyeh, Middle Eastern head scarves, which are not in Iranian culture.
The Iron Sheik Was The Legend Of WWE
The Iron Sheik’s entry into the profession of wrestling proved to be essential in the history of America. introduction to professional wrestling came at a pivotal point in American history. In 1979, there was a conflict between Iran hostage with America, taking 70 American prisoners. The Iron Sheik supported Iran while creating chaos with Anti-American propaganda.
Iron Sheik Was A Pioneer In Wrestling World
Iron Sheik was a pioneer, a legend, and a remarkable figure who had a significant contribution to the wrestling world. He won from Backlund, getting the title of WWF World Heavyweight in December 1983. According to his family, he was an innovator, going beyond the way and surfacing other wrestlers who followed him for his legacy. He was at the success stage of his career when he quarrelled with other renowned wrestlers such as Bob Backlund, Sgt Slaughter, and Hulk Hogan. His features and persona paid tribute to Iranian culture.
He worked as the bodyguard of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran before entering his wrestling career. Moreover, he joined his country’s Olympic team in 1968. Afterwards, he moved to America. He worked as an Assistant coach for the wrestling team of America. He became part of WWE in 1979.
According to his family, “He was a loving and dedicated father,”
“He instilled in them the values of perseverance, determination, and the importance of following their dreams. The Iron Sheik’s guidance and unwavering belief in their potential served as a driving force for his children, empowering them to become the best versions of themselves.”
He altered his wrestling identity and became Colonel Mustafa, joining Sergeant Slaughter (Robert Remus) and General Adnan (Adnan Al-Kaissie) as the icon of intense fear. He also had an active account on Twitter having more than 600,000 followers.