Yahoo posts an article on the tragedy of The Iron Sheik

Jun 24, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

Kevin Iole posted an article on Yahoo on The Iron Sheik entitled “The cruel tragedy of The Iron Sheik…”

His voice was instantly recognizable, like that of a long lost friend. But it was a joyless voice, and sounded a bit feeble.

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, is 73, and is in pain. He badly needs knee surgery that he can’t afford, but if the truth is to be told, every joint on his body could use fixing.

A lifetime in wrestling, amateur and professional, will do that to a man.

So Vaziri, better known as the evil pro wrestler, “The Iron Sheik,” would on this day rather sit in his chair and let the hours pass by than talk about his life.

He aches all over, he’s not making a lot of money and he wants to be left alone.

“Bubba, please, I will talk to you and answer all of your questions,” he says, pleadingly. “But let’s do it another time. Now is not good.”

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