The Rock took to Twitter and paid tribute to The Iron Sheik, who passed away today.
Rest in Power, Uncle Sheiky ❤️ Thank you for paving the way 🙏🏾 Love, light and strength to Caryl & the ohana x
The world of professional wrestling has suffered an immeasurable loss, as the news of The Iron Sheik’s passing reverberates across the globe. A true legend, a force of nature, and an iconic figure, The Iron Sheik captivated audiences with his unparalleled talent and larger-than-life persona. The announcement of his passing was shared through his official Twitter account, leaving millions of fans heartbroken and mourning the departure of a wrestling pioneer.
While The Iron Sheik’s name became synonymous with the realm of sports entertainment, his impact extended far beyond the squared circle. Behind the wrestling persona, he was a devoted family man who found solace in the unwavering love and support of his wife, Caryl, throughout their 47-year marriage. She stood by his side through the highs and lows, providing him with a source of strength to overcome life’s challenges.
As a father, The Iron Sheik was not only a wrestling icon but a loving and dedicated figure who instilled in his children – Tanya, Nikki, Marissa, and son-in-law Eddie – the values of perseverance, determination, and the pursuit of dreams. His guidance and belief in their potential served as a driving force, empowering them to become the best versions of themselves.
Born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, The Iron Sheik transcended cultural boundaries, captivating audiences worldwide with his charismatic personality and unmatched in-ring skills. He was a trailblazer who shattered barriers, paving the way for a diverse range of wrestlers who followed in his footsteps.