‘The Iranian Hulk’ Wants to be WWE’S Next Iron Sheikh… but first, he will Defeat ISIS


Sheik’s shtick was ultra-effective — literally wrapping himself in the Iranian flag and giving the finger to America and all it stood for. He rose to fame at the height of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979-80, and parlayed his heel status into a 30-year pro wrestling career. (Yet I liked him, primarily because he appeared in the 1980s Cyndi Lauper video: “Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”).

If ever there was a time for the WWE to revive the Iron Sheik villain vibe, it’s now (see: Trump, Donald, RNC speech). Xenophobia is in style once again, and there’s one man who thinks he can step in and fill the wrestling void.

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