In the pantheon of legendary WWE antagonists, perhaps none was as reviled as the Iron Sheik. Loathed for his anti-American tirades, the former AAU champion and bodyguard for the Shah of Iran braved riots, death threats, and legal battles during his tumultuous career. Now, the man whose diatribes have gained him a newfound mainstream notoriety finally delivers his life story. The Sheik shoots straight on the events that shaped his life on both sides of the curtain, with the type of brutal honesty that will make anyone “humble.” Get the former WWE Champion’s take on all the controversy. Learn about the crippling personal demons and unspeakable family tragedy he has endured. Hear him reflect on the notorious and amusing rants he’s directed at Hulk Hogan, the late Randy Savage, and several others.
With interviews and insights from other WWE personalities, readers are taken on a journey from the Iron Sheik’s teen years as a competitor for his native Iran to his time as an assistant coach for the United States Olympic team to the era when the Iranian hostage crisis transformed him into arguably the most vilified figure in sports-entertainment to his current status as a YouTube and Twitter sensation. This book is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended — but those who want an irreverent, uncensored edge to their reading material will love this long-awaited memoir.
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