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Iron Sheik’s Death Prompts Bray Wyatt To Break His Silence

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Old School WWF Legend The Iron Sheik passed away on June 7th 2023 at the age of 81.

Several names in the professional wrestling business have issued their statements about Sheik’s passing, including former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.

We haven’t heard from Wyatt in over 3 months, but he broke his silence to pay his respects to The Iron Sheik.

Here’s what Wyatt tweeted:

“We will miss you Bubba.


Here’s how other wrestling stars reacted to The Iron Sheik’s passing:

Hulk Hogan: Today, we honor the legacy of a wrestling icon. Rest in peace, Iron Sheik. 🙏🏼

The wrestling world has lost a true legend, and Sheik’s contributions to our industry will never be forgotten.

I’ll always cherish the battles we had in the ring. Our matches were intense, and our rivalry was legendary. We shared a bond that only fellow wrestlers can understand.

Iron Sheik’s unique charisma, undeniable talent, and unforgettable personality made him an unforgettable figure in the hearts of wrestling fans worldwide. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of wrestlers to come.

Rest in peace, Iron Sheik. You will always be remembered as a true warrior of the ring.

Ric Flair: My Dear Friend Khosrow Vaziri!!! We Started Wrestling Together In 1972. Seems Like So Long Ago! We Crossed Paths So Many Times Over The Years & You Were Always So Entertaining.

The Greatest Line You Ever Said To Me In 1972: ‘If I Had Your Hair, I Would Be With Elizabeth Taylor!’

Rest In Peace My Friend. Be As Entertaining To God As You Were To All Of Us! 🙏🏻

Jake Roberts: RIP to my old friend The Iron Sheik. A true icon and someone who left a mark on wrestling that can never be erased. Another great one gone.

Lex Luger: Massive respect for the life and Wrestling career of the one and only Iron Sheik. Thank you. You will be greatly missed.

Stevie Ray: My condolences to The Iron Sheik. The original and one and only. God rest his soul.

Kurt Angle: I was sad to hear @the_ironsheik passed away. He had an amazing impact on many throughout the world. Sheik and I enjoyed blasting each other publicly. All in fun. He was a man with an incredible personality. Gonna miss you Sheiky Baby! #itstrue


The wrestling world lost a true legend today, with the passing of Khosrow Vaziri, better known to fans across the globe as The Iron Sheik.

Although I never got to know The Sheik well, I was fortunate to have been on hand for two of his most iconic matches – his WWF Title victory over Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden on December 26, 1983 and his “Boot Camp Match” with Sgt Slaughter at MSG in August, 1984. I also had the honor of wrestling The Iron Sheik for the first and only time – on a tour of Dominica in 1987.

Khosrow Vaziri was truly one of a kind.

I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all those who loved him.

Triple H: The legend. An all-time great performer and WWE Hall of Famer who brought his character to life and transcended our business. My condolences to The Iron Sheik’s family, friends and fans.

Lance Storm: RIP The Iron Sheik. Respect the Legend, always.

William Regal: My deepest condolences to the family of The Iron Sheik. The few times we sat and talked it was always a great conversation as you were quite and interesting and we talked about many people we had a connection with. Never talking in our Pro characters. Rest well.

JBL: Love Mr Sheik! So many good times. He thought my name was Brad Shaw, two names. He met my dad and said “ah, Mr Shaw, your boy Brad is such a fine young man”. Love you Mr Sheik. RIP you legend.

Karrion Kross: Iron Sheik played a pivotal role in the development of imagination in my childhood as a kid. I grew up and watched him with educated eyes, he was incredibly fun to watch and at times brilliant with the live audience. And that’s how I’ll always remember him.

Sgt. Slaughter: Our Last Cobra🐍 Clutch Together. Very Saddened To Hear That My Favorite In Ring Opponent Khosrow Vaziri Passed Away This Morning 😔

In 1984 WE Helped Build “Sports Entertainment” Into What It Is TODAY & Paved The Yellow Brick Road For Those Who Have Followed.

R.I.P.🙏🏻 My Dear Friend

The Rock: Rest in Power, Uncle Sheiky ❤️ Thank you for paving the way 🙏🏾 Love, light and strength to Caryl & the ohana x

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