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    RIP Iron Sheik


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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Is he the one who used to throw a flame in the 1970s or was that another Shiek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Is he the one who used to throw a flame in the 1970s or was that another Shiek?
    That was the Original Sheik a.k.a. Ed Farhat who mainly wrestled out of Detroit.
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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Oh No one of my favorite Twitter reads! If you have a chance they recently did a biography of Sheik and it really is eye opening.
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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Sorry to hear that

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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Not going to lie, I legit teared up when I read the news.

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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Heels don't get enough credit. MSG was molten for Hogan to beat the Sheik when he dropped the belt.
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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Bill Simmons says the Iron Sheik was the 2nd greatest heel after Piper. Interesting- I think the bad man from Borger Texas would like a word. Also Bruiser Brody. Steele. Slaughter. Was New Jack a heel? The original sheik, and of course Rude.
    No disputing Roddy as # 1. Although he went back and forth so much it was hard to keep track.

    Always felt the Iron Sheik, as great as he was, was a bit of a cartoon. Got the feeling that Hansen and Brody weren't acting. Feel the same way about Lesnar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    Bill Simmons says the Iron Sheik was the 2nd greatest heel after Piper. Interesting- I think the bad man from Borger Texas would like a word. Also Bruiser Brody. Steele. Slaughter. Was New Jack a heel? The original sheik, and of course Rude.
    Flair has to be number one. No disrespect to Piper-- he was an icon-- but Flair's ability to generate heat is, IMO, unmatched.

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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Put me down for Rowdy Roddy Piper. His Piper's Pit segments are legendary.

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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Great short Sheik story from a local sportswriter - https://twitter.com/Sean_McAdam/stat...28703818485779.

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    One day, in the late 80s or early 90s, I was walking to a restaurant in downtown Providence. A beat-up Oldsmobile sedan pulled up and the driver asked for directions to the Civic Center. And that was my sole interaction with @the_ironsheik.
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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Flair has to be number one. No disrespect to Piper-- he was an icon-- but Flair's ability to generate heat is, IMO, unmatched.
    Flair was great, but the Legend was the greatest, nobody could generate heat like the Sheik. What a life, Olympic wrestler, personal bodyguard for the Shah of Iran, U.S. olympic and college wrestleing coach, and a all around great guy, Watch the bootcamp match with Sgt Slaughter, just pure blissful mayhem

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    Re: RIP The Iron Sheik

    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
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    "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." ---Tim Minchin("Storm")

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