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WWE Legend The Iron Sheik’s Cause of Death Revealed in Recent Reports

9 months ago By Sports Desk
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The professional wrestling community mourned the loss of one of its most vibrant characters last month, as WWE legend The Iron Sheik passed away at the age of 81 on June 7, 2023. Now, the cause of his death, previously unreported, has come to light.

According to a recent report by TMZ, the cause of the legendary wrestler’s death was cardiac arrest, as stated on his death certificate. Prior to his passing, The Iron Sheik suffered from congestive heart failure and hypertension. His death has been ruled as natural.

The Iron Sheik, whose real name was Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, was a major figure in professional wrestling during his time in the ring. Known for his distinctive character and flamboyant personality, The Iron Sheik gave fans some of the most memorable moments in WWE history. His death has left a significant void in the world of wrestling.

A Legacy Etched in the Sands of the Ring

Born in Iran and a former bodyguard for Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, The Iron Sheik brought his own unique flare to the ring. His infamous feud with Hulk Hogan, culminating in his loss at Madison Square Garden in January 1984, marked the dawn of ‘Hulkamania,’ Hogan’s meteoric rise to fame.

Despite his loss to Hogan, The Iron Sheik had a successful career, capturing the WWE World Heavyweight title once and winning the Tag Team Championship once alongside Nikolai Volkoff. His contributions to the sport were recognized in 2005 when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

A Fierce Character Missed by All

The Iron Sheik lived his character to the fullest, complete with an over-the-top hatred for Hulk Hogan, which added to the drama and excitement of their feud. His passion for wrestling and commitment to his persona made him a standout figure in the sport.

The news of The Iron Sheik’s passing was first reported by renowned journalist Bill Apter. The wrestling world and its fans have felt the impact of his loss, as many remember the thrills that his matches provided and the legacy that he has left behind.

His larger-than-life character and remarkable contributions to the sport will continue to be remembered. As the wrestling world continues to grapple with this loss, The Iron Sheik’s legacy lives on in the unforgettable moments he created in the ring, leaving an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling.

The Iron Sheik was and will continue to be, a true WWE legend. He may no longer be in the ring, but his spirit and his unforgettable persona will forever echo in the hearts of wrestling fans around the world.

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