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The cruel tragedy of The Iron Sheik is a heartbreaking story about the wrestler, Howard Stern guest and Internet joke The Iron Sheik. Vice also has a hilarious interview with him.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants (19 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Bugle mentioned some of the Iron Shiek's tweets a while ago. Until then I didn't know he was still in business.
posted by JHarris at 9:34 PM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really want to see that movie.
posted by bongo_x at 10:16 PM on June 24, 2013


I LOVE THE KANYE WEST, I RESPECT THE KANYE WEST, BUT HIS WIFE LOOK LIKE FAT PENGUIN.
posted by dbiedny at 10:18 PM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Note that Shiekie has found his second calling in life, and one no less perfidious than his first, that of a twitter troll. His favourite topics include casual homophobia, hair-trigger threats of anal rape, angry foreign-brand machismo and bizarre rants in retort to slights that happened in wrestling locker rooms 30 years ago, as well as the ever ubiquitous FACKING BOOLSHIT. You have to take it all in as you would from a demented grandparent who you dearly loved as a child, and like others who progressed through life being 'characters', he's kind of earned a pass for basically being an evil shit in his winter years, and you should never believe he's ever actually remotely serious.

Political correctness? FACKING BOOLSHIT I STICK IT UP UR ASS HUMBLE YOU IN MIGHTY CAMEL CLUTCH LIKE HOGAN VINCE DIE OF GAY!

Bless him, I really hope he gets the help he needs. The world would be slightly less interesting and unseemly without him in it.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 10:32 PM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


He really, really doesn't like Brian Blair. (WARNING: Includes lots of the offensive, homophobic slurs referred to in the post above this)
posted by The Gooch at 10:41 PM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]



Note that Shiekie has found his second calling in life, and one no less perfidious than his first, that of a twitter troll. His favourite topics include casual homophobia, hair-trigger threats of anal rape, angry foreign-brand machismo and bizarre rants in retort to slights that happened in wrestling locker rooms 30 years ago, as well as the ever ubiquitous FACKING BOOLSHIT. You have to take it all in as you would from a demented grandparent who you dearly loved as a child, and like others who progressed through life being 'characters', he's kind of earned a pass for basically being an evil shit in his winter years, and you should never believe he's ever actually remotely serious.

Political correctness? FACKING BOOLSHIT I STICK IT UP UR ASS HUMBLE YOU IN MIGHTY CAMEL CLUTCH LIKE HOGAN VINCE DIE OF GAY!


Yeah, I didn't link to those rants because I know people would disaprove, but they're really hilarious. Horrible, but hilarious.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 10:54 PM on June 24, 2013


Iran! Number one! Russia! Number one!

USA! [ptoo!]
posted by not_on_display at 10:56 PM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Iron Sheik would routinely grab the microphone from the ring announcer and shout to an enraged crowd, "Iran, No. 1! Russia, No. 1!" At that point, he'd say "USA!" and then spit on the ground. Volkoff would then take the microphone and sing the Russian national anthem as the crowd booed mercilessly.

Screaming "Iran No. 1" in 1979 to an arena full of American crackers was an act of courage. (Imagine "Osama Bin Laden No. 1" right after Sept. 11th.)

and like others who progressed through life being 'characters', he's kind of earned a pass for basically being an evil shit in his winter years, and you should never believe he's ever actually remotely serious.

Same schtick, different era. "Evil" doesn't exist in the world of entertainment.
posted by three blind mice at 10:57 PM on June 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


Take it from a kid who wrestled with his friends immediately after watching WWF every weekend, that Camel Clutch hurt like hell.
posted by orme at 1:47 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sheikie baby is funny, but tragic. He's like that because he destroyed his mind with drugs and lost his teenage daughter in a car accident. His manager exploits the shit out of him. Dan Mirade, who did the infamous "FUCK YOUR ASS!" interview, once left him in the car at Applebee's while him and his friends ate inside. That almost made me cry.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:56 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


And his ex-wife stole all his wrestling money, I think. It's hard to understand what really happened.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:57 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, Mirade's side is "he wanted to stay in the car and smoke crack". As if that makes it any better.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:59 AM on June 25, 2013


There's an interview with him, Honky Tonk Man and New Jack that's supposed to be funny, and mostly is, but they talk about Chris Benoit. Sheik starts crying, screaming, "HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO THE DANIEL? THE DANIEL?" Clearly thinking of his daughter.
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:01 AM on June 25, 2013


it is what it is
posted by NervousVarun at 3:24 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


That Yahoo Sports piece is written as badly as a Yahoo Sports piece.
posted by item at 3:33 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9psdw86uAUg

Oh the 5:58 excitement~! This guy really likes his stuff.
posted by buzzman at 7:12 AM on June 25, 2013


Oh man, the Iron Sheik came to my college campus some years back, and the college radio station got a station ID from him, and it's a wreck. Seriously, in 20 seconds, his mental state is really, really clear. It went a little something like this: "You are listening, you are listening to KCPR, San Marino, San, San Luis Obispo, California." Though I wasn't there, I'm fairly confident it wasn't edited.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:13 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


He really doesn't like the Brian Blair.

FTFY
posted by ShutterBun at 2:40 PM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


THE CHRIS BROWN IS ANOTHER PUNK PIECE OF SHIT. HE BEAT UP THE GIRLFRIEND HE NEVER HAVE MY RESPECT. HE DESERVE FOR ME TO BEAT THE FUCK OUT OF HIM BECAUSE HE NEVER PAY FOR HIS DUE. HE TALK LIKE HE WORLD-CLASS FIGHTER BUT HE LUCKY I DON’T SEE HIM AND I SNAP HIS NECK WITH MY LITTLE FINGER.

I approve of this message.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:01 PM on June 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


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