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The Iron Sheik

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The Iron Sheik is a retired professional wrestler best known for his time with WWE. He is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

8 Jul, 1985

King of the Ring

Wins Sport Event

The inaugural King of the Ring tournament is held. Tito Santana, The Iron Sheik, Ricky Steamboat, Don Muraco and Paul Orndoff try to capture the crown. Muraco defeated Iron Sheik in the final round to claim the crown. Muraco comments.

It’s always an honor to be the first. The tournament that year was at the Patriots’ old stadium outdoors, so it was a big show and very cool.

23 Jan, 1984

WWE Champion

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to claim his first WWE championship, kick-starting the Hulkamania craze of the 1980’s.

He was good. Hogan was a big man, he had a bodybuilder body and charisma. I had so much hate, people want to hurt me wherever I go. He win and make all his All-American fans happy. Since then he become Hulkamania, but everybody remember, without Iron Sheik, no Hulkamania.

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