Filmed extensively between 2006 and 2014, this is a touching story about the unlikely revival of a former wrestling superstar. At age 72, the Sheik has embraced an unlikely new career as an outlandish social media sensation; known for hilarious outbursts and massively popular antics. Watch as we recount the Sheik's one-of-a-kind life journey. The film explores the Sheik's personal relationships with those closest to him, and those who know him best: his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his contemporaries and colleagues. Interviews were conducted with the Sheik's family, Wrestling and Iranian historians, friends and over 25 wrestling superstars.
The real. The legend.
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Did You Know?
The Iron Sheik's WWF Championship reign lasted for 28 days. He defeated Bob Backlund
on December 26, 1983 to win the title and lost it to Hulk Hogan
on January 23, 1984. See more