May 11, 1985 – SNME: The US Express and Ricky Steamboat defeated Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff and George Steele.
July 8, 1985 – King of the Ring: The Iron Sheik made it all the way to the finals where he lost to Don Muraco.
~~~Iron Sheik b Jim Brunzell | Iron Sheik b Ricky Steamboat | Iron Sheik b Tito Santana | Don Muraco b Iron Sheik.
November 7, 1985 – Wrestling Classic: The Junk Yard Dog defeated The Iron Sheik in the 1st Round of the Tournament.
April 2, 1986 – Wrestlemania 2: The Iron Sheik participated in the Invitational Battle Royal – won by Andre The Giant.
May 3, 1986 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff in 2/3 Falls to retain the Tag Team titles.
July 14, 1986 – King of the Ring: Billy Jack Haynes defeated The Iron Sheik in the 1st Round of the Tournament.
September 20, 1986 – Superstar: The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Hercules Hernandez defeated Billy Jack Haynes, Mario Mancini and Nick Kiniski.
September 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated The British Bulldogs.
October 20, 1986 – WWF on MSG: Jacques Rougeau defeated The Iron Sheik.
October 25, 1986 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Tito Santana and Pedro Morales.
November 2, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Hercules Hernandez defeated Corporal Kirchner, Lanny Poffo and SD Jones.
November 8, 1986 – Superstars: The Killer Beez defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
December 7, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Butch Reed defeated The British Bulldogs and Billy Jack Haynes.
December 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Butch Reed defeated The Islanders and Jose Luis Rivera.
January 10, 1987 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated tag team champions The British Bulldog and The Dynamite Kid by disqualification.
February 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Islanders.
March 7, 1987 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Rheingans and SD Jones.
March 14, 1987 – SNME: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated The Iron Sheik.
March 27, 1987 – WrestleMania III: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated the Killer Bees by disqualification when Jim Duggan interfered.
April 25, 1987 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik and Butch Reed defeated Sivi Afi, Haku and Tama.
April 28, 1987 – Saturday Night Main Event: Rick Martel and Tom Zenk defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
May 3, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Butch Reed defeated Lanny Poffo, Mario Mancini and Sivi Afi.
May 9, 1987 – Superstars: The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Butch Reed defeated Joe Mirto, Paul Roma and Jim Powers.
May 26, 1987: The Iron Sheik and Jim Duggan were arrested by New Jersey State Police.
~~~Duggan was charged with possession of marijuana and drinking alcohol while driving.
~~~Sheik was charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine.
~~~Duggan received a conditional discharge and Sheik received one year probation.
~~~What was so shocking about this was that they were feuding at the time, and the incident exposed the business.
1987: The Iron Sheik left the WWF soon after this incident.
July 30, 1988 – Superstars: The Iron Sheik defeated Scott Casey.
August 7, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Iron Sheik defeated Kim Yates.
World Class Championship Wrestling
November 26, 1987 – Star Wars: Chris Adams and Matt Borne defeated The Iron Sheik and The Thing by disqualification.
December 25, 1987 – Star Wars: Matt Borne defeated The Iron Sheik to retain the Texas Heavyweight title.
American Wrestling Association
Dec 13, 1988 – Superclash III: The Iron Sheik made a surprise appearance when he attacks Sgt Slaughter during a match vs Col. DeBeers.
National Wrestling Alliance
May 7, 1989 – WrestleWar: Sting defeated The Iron Sheik to retain the NWA Television title.
World Wrestling Federation – Col Mustafa
1991: The Iron Sheik returned to the WWF, but this time wrestling as “Col Mustafa”.
Col Mustafa aligned himself with Iraqi sympathizers Sgt Slaughter and General Adnan as the “Triangle of Terror”.
March 30, 1991 – Superstars: Col Mustafa defeated Billy Burke.
April 14, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Col Mustafa defeated Jim Evans.
May 4, 1991 – Superstars: Col Mustafa defeated WT Jones.
May 12, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Col Mustafa defeated Red Tyler.
May 25, 1991 – Superstars: Col Mustafa defeated George Anderson.
June 15, 1991 – Superstars: Col Mustafa defeated Matthew Burns.
June 30, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Col Mustafa defeated Larry Stephens.
July 14, 1991 – Wrestle Fest: Col Mustafa defeated Jimmy Snuka.
SummerSlam 1991: Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior defeated the Triangle of Terror in a handicap match.
~~~After the match, Adnan and Mustafa turned on Sgt Slaughter, who became a born again american patriot.
September 8, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Col Mustafa defeated Bill Pierce.
November 2, 1991 – Superstars: Sid Justice defeated Col. Mustafa.
November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: El Matador, Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter and The Texas Tornado defeated Col. Mustafa, Hercules, Skinner and The Berzerker in the Survivor Series tag team elimination match.
December 1, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Col Mustafa defeated Al Phillips.
January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Col Mustafa was in the royal rumble match won by Ric Flair.
World Wrestling Federation – Manager
February 1997: The Iron Sheik returned to the WWF, as the co-manager for “The Sultan” Rikishi.
One Night Return
Wrestlemania X-7: The Iron Sheik won a special Gimmick battle royal, reigniting his feud with Sgt Slaughter in the process.
October 23, 1992 – UWF-I: Yoji Anjo defeated The Iron Sheik.
June 12-14, 1993 – WWS: Jimmy Snuka defeated The Iron Sheik.
September 30, 1993 – WWS: The Iron Sheik defeated Jamie West.
October 23, 1993 – CWA: Vic Steamboat defeated The Iron Sheik to win the heavyweight title.
November 6, 1993 – WCPW: Beau Zane defeated The Iron Sheik.
July 16, 1994 – The Iron Sheik vs. The Warrior (Chris Walker) ended in a time limit draw.
May 12, 1995 – NWC: The Junkyard Dog defeated The Iron Sheik.
September 29, 1995 – MEWF: The Comet defeated The Iron Sheik.
September 30, 1995 – MEWF: The Iron Sheik defeated Yet Another Wrestling Clown.
November 11, 1995 – MEWF: Jim Duggan defeated The Iron Sheik.
April 20, 1996 – SCW: Preston Steele defeated The Iron Sheik.
April 21, 1996 – Deaf Wrestle Fest: Koko B. Ware defeated The Iron Sheik.
June 15, 1996 – NWC: Johnny Paine vs. The Iron Sheik ended in a double disqualifiction.
July 20, 1996 – NWA New Jersey: The Iron Sheik defeated Rik Ratchett.
September 7, 1996 – NWA New Jersey: The Iron Sheik defeated Rik Ratchett by disqualification.
July 12, 1997 – NWC: The Iron Sheik vs. George Steele ended in a no contest.
October 14, 1998 – APWF: Demolition Ax defeated The Iron Sheik.
January 30, 1999 – IWF: The Iron Sheik defeated Don Montoya in a lumberjack match.
October 12, 1999 – Heroes of Wrestling: Butch and Luke defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
December 19, 1999 – JCW: The Iron Sheik defeated Izzy High.
April 14, 2000 – MCW: The Iron Sheik defeated Platinum Nat.
April 15, 2000 – MCW: Gillberg and The Iron Sheik defeated Butterman and Doyle.
January 2002: The Iron Sheik was scheduled for an appearance on Opie and Anthony but it didn’t happen.
~~~Sheik was detained coming back from Canada at the airport in Rochester because they believed he may have been a terrorist.
May 5, 2003: Iron Sheik’s daughter, Marissa Jeanne Vaziri age 27, was found strangled to death, in her apartment.
~~~Marissa’s live-in boyfriend, Charles Warren Reynolds, 38, confessed to the crime and was charged with murder.
The Sheik has trained Ricky Steamboat, Buck Zumhoff, Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne and has also had a hand in training Bret Hart.
~~~Vladimir Kozlov got to sing the Russian National Anthem with Nikolai Volkoff in what had to be the thrill of a lifetime for Kozlov.
~~~The Iron Sheik started ranting into the microphone during his entrance cutting a heated promo on the Immortal Hulk Hogan.
Dave Schoeneman wrote: I grew-up watching AWA wrestling faithfully every week from the time I was probably six or eight years old until it got uncomfortable to watch in the late 80s. I remember Hulk Hogan starting there, remember Shaun Michaels getting his start there, and also remember Nick Bockwinkle holding the title there for about 20 straight years. One thing I also remember, and have never read anywhere else, was the Iron Sheik refereeing matches for the AWA. I can’t prove that, but there has to be taped matches of it from the mid-to-late-seventies that show him reffing, somewhere. Maybe somebody can ask Kenny “The Sodbuster” Jaye. The two things that stood out was that dimple on his chin and his muscular build. I distinctly remember him being introduced as a referee for at least a few TV matches and thinking, “Why’s this guy refereeing.. he gets beat every week!” I don’t recall them introducing him as a person with a Middle-Eastern name, either. I think they gave him the name Jerry Something-or-another, but that was many moons ago, so I can’t recall that detail, but make no mistake about it.. The Iron Sheik did wrestle as a jobber and officiate for Vern Gagne.
Khosrow Ali Vaziri
March 15, 1943
Married to Caryl
Height and Weight
6'0" 262 lbs
Great Hussein Arab
Great Hossein Arab
Ali Vasari (Georgia)
Col Mustafa (WWF)
The Camel Clutch
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