Hulk Hogan pays tribute to The Iron Sheik.
On June 7, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, also known as WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik, passed away at 81. The former WWF Champion was one of the top stars of his generation, and his impact on the business was recognized by various members of the wrestling world.
In a post on Instagram, fellow WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan paid tribute to the late legend and stated that his contributions to the industry will never be forgotten. He also noted that he cherished their battles, and they had a legendary rivalry.
The post is as follows:
Today, we honor the legacy of a wrestling icon. Rest in peace, Iron Sheikh.
The wrestling world has lost a true legend, and Sheikh's contributions to our industry will never be forgotten.
I'll always cherish the battles we had in the ring. Our matches were intense, and our rivalry was legendary. We shared a bond that only fellow wrestlers can understand.
Iron Sheikh's unique charisma, undeniable talent, and unforgettable personality made him an unforgettable figure in the hearts of wrestling fans worldwide. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of wrestlers to come.
Rest in peace, Iron Sheikh. You will always be remembered as a true warrior of the ring.
The Iron Sheik often made his feelings about Hogan known by taking shots at him on Twitter; among many other tweets, he called Hogan a jabroni. He and Wendy's bonded over their beef with Hogan.
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Fightful sends its condolences to The Iron Sheik's friends and family.