The departure of former wrestler Hussein Khosrow Waziri.
His family confirmed this on social media on Wednesday.
Hossein Khosrow Waziri, known as the “Iron Sheikh”, was 81 years old. The cause of death is not yet known.
WWE wrote the following in a statement:
– With great sadness, we received a letter informing of the death of “Sheikh Hadidi”. We send our condolences to the family, friends and supporters.
Iranian Khosrow Waziri was a big name in the world of wrestling, and in April 2005 he was inducted into the organization’s “Hall of Fame”.
WWE is saddened to learn that Hossein Khosrow Ali Waziri, known worldwide as WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, at the age of 81.
– WWE June 7, 2023
He was the only Iranian champion in WWE history, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983.
The Iron Elder was a sinister figure. The rivalry with the latter made Hulk Hogan one of the biggest TV heroes in history in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 2003, he experienced my father’s worst nightmare, when he was The eldest daughter, Marissa, was killed by her boyfriend then.
Ali Khosrow-Waziri official Twitter account The tribute was shared after death.
To his family, friends, and everyone who was a part of his wealthy life, we extend our deepest condolences. His legacy will be celebrated and never forgotten. Rest in peace dear Sheikh and thanks for all the memories as you say.
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