“The Old Boys” Documentary review

Throughout my independent wrestling career, I’ve had the privilege and honour of sharing the ring and locker room with a number of wrestling legends.  There aren’t a lot of people out there that can say they’ve shared the same working space as ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted Dibiase, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, The Honky Tonk Man, Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine, Koko B. Ware, ‘The Ugandan Giant’ Kamala, Road Warrior Animal, Ax and Smash of the Demolition, and countless others. …

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Private screening of Iron Sheik documentary a humbling experience

When you say the name “Iron Sheik” to a wrestling fan, regardless of generation, a number of vivid memories come to mind.  If you’re a fan from the 1970s, you remember his bloody battles in the NWA and Mid-South territories.  In the 1980s, you remember his “Boot Camp” match with Sgt. Slaughter, his tag team with Nikolai  Volkoff and arguably launching the Hulkamania era of the WWF.  A ’90s fan remembers his allegiance with American turncoat Iraqi sympathizer Sgt….

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SPENCER SPENNY RICE’S CHINLOCK DEBUT: Why I love professional wrestling

When I was a little kid my cousin Jonathan used to take me to see professional wresting at Maple Leaf Gardens and Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. At the time I was young enough to believe that everything was completely real. Certain wrestlers scared the living shit out of me. Two of them, The Sheik (Ed Farhat, not the Iron Sheik) and Abdullah the Butcher, were madmen foreigners that invented what is now known as hardcore or extreme wrestling. Their matches…

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Iron Sheik fired up for celebrity roasts

The Iron Sheik is a legend. Just ask him. Kidding aside, few can dispute the legacy that Iranian-born Hossein Kohsrow Ali Vaziri carved out during his long and storied professional wrestling career. In the ring, he was a master of his craft, a heel like none before him and one of the most reviled and memorable characters of all time. In retirement, the Sheik has channeled all the aggression and anger he once reserved for the squared circle into…

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CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: The Iron Sheik – WWE Hall of Famer and Iranian Legend

The man known the world over as The Iron Sheik has given his entire life to professional wrestling. It has not been without its rewards, for the Sheik, whose real name is Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, is a legend in the business. He’s also a hall of famer and one of the most recognizable wrestling personalities in history. Not bad for a guy who spent his entire career as a bad guy. Of course it has not been without…

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