• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend The Iron Sheik (Real name: Khosrow Vaziri) celebrates his 76th birthday today.
The Iron Sheik wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 until 1987 and again in 1988 and from 1991 till 1992.
In December 1983, Sheik defeated Bob Backlund for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, a Title he lost a month later to “The Incredible” Hulk Hogan. The rest is history.
His last major match happened in 2001, when he won the famous ‘Gimmick Battle Royal’ at WWF WrestleMania X-Seven.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by his old rival Sgt. Slaughter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRON SHEIK! … F*CK THE BIRTHDAY!
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• RAW Star Planning To Bring Changes To His WWE Character
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns talked about bringing changes to his WWE character.
Below is what Reigns said:
“I honestly think last week, that was one of my goals. I was like, ‘OK, I knew the first week was gonna be crazy emotional, but I don’t wanna be the guy who comes out there and everybody gets semi-sad or gets super heavy all the time.’
I want people to have fun. I want to create escapism. It’s like a mini vacation for the fans on their couch. Let’s get into these storylines. Let’s take all this positive sensitivity being sent to me and shift it and send it to people in need. That’s where I’m at now, shifting all this positive energy from me to the people in need.
But also with the storylines and character, because we have introduced Joe, especially last week, I felt like there was a lot of Joe within the promo of Segment One. Even with the interaction with Seth [Rollins], I just feel like with me integrating the characters and who I am in real life and who I am on stage, for me to kind of mix them, it allows me to laugh at Roman a little bit and have a little more fun and be a little more loose as opposed to the stoic brawler.
If you know me in real life, I’m kinda like my cousins [The Usos], I’m a bit of a clown, I act up, we goof off a lot. We’re silly. We’re big kids. We’re always goofing around, trying to laugh. If I can add that in the next couple of years, those layers of being chilled out, little more comedy, a few different emotions, I think that would be pretty neat.”
Speaking of Reigns, he’s set to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 35.