The Iron Sheik Is Dead
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Sad news to report as The Iron Sheik is dead. The WWE Hall Famer was 81 years old and one of the top heels in all of pro wrestling.

The Iron Sheik Is Dead At 81 Years Old

Unfortunately, we have some sad news to deliver. The Iron Sheik (real name Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri) has passed away. He was 81 years old.

As of now, there is no word on his cause of death. Although, he tweeted less than 24 hours, so the news is shocking. 

The Iron Sheik is dead, was first confirmed on his official Twitter page.

The Iranian-born American is considered by many to be one of the top heels ever. He might be best known for his run in WWE, where he won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983.

He worked heavily with Hulk Hogan during the 1980s. Hogan was seen as the top babyface representing America and The Iron Sheik was his counter. This was the perfect combination to elevate both wrestlers.

The Iron Sheik Is Dead
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Also, he has the honor of being on the first WrestleMania card. There, along with, Nikolai Volkoff, they won tag team gold by defeating The U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo).

Besides the WWE, The Iron Sheik is also worked for WCW and AWA. He has not been spotted on live WWE TV for well over a decade.

Outside of pro wrestling, he became a popular figure on the The Howard Stern Show. Often, he would rant about anything, using plenty of profane language. The fans certainly enjoyed the entertainment.

We have truly lost one of the greatest heels ever, who entered the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

The Iron Sheik Is Dead
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From everyone at Wrestle Newz, we send our condolences to the fiends and family of The Iron Sheik.

Since The Iron Sheik is dead, what are some of his greatest moments that fans will cherish?