Monday, May 24, 2010

Give us your Iron Sheik memories

Since we're all fans of Sheiky Baby, I think it wise to ask you all if you've got memories from all over the years about the man. It could be from watching him on television or meeting the man in person. If you've got photos taken or just have a thought, whether positive or negative, I'll post them here. So feel free to comment here or email at ! The picture above was taken by Seth Kushner.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A fake Sheik response

Danny Demanto, your Sheik impression is better than your real gimmick. Kid wrestled Jerry Lynn at the fake Elks Lodge in Queens and was fucking terrible. Poor Jerry. Only thing worse was seeing his valet Tammy Sytch living off whatever was left of her 16 month peak in the wrestling business.

Fight News: Iron Sheik

Sheiky gets interviewed by the Canadian channel, Fight Network, where they ask him what he's up to while he's at the Wizard World convention. Sheik proudly shows up his picture with Arnold Schwarzenegger and well as that Olympic hankerchief. Jian apparently was interrupting Sheiky, but who really knows. Hulk Hogan is apparently a "gay bar bouncer", but Fight Network censored that for us because obviously that kind of language is homophobic and we wouldn't want our children and mentally handicapped adults to start spewing Sheik's verbiage at the local Kroger, Aldi, Walmart, Rite Aid or Wawa. Okay maybe Wawa.

Typical Internet Famewhore

This bitch wants Iron Sheik to acknowledging her presence on the internet in order to barter a chairshot to the head. Hey listen bitch, I actually know a girl who took a chairshot to the head and actually got a payday at an indie show. Listen, I am all for someone getting in the head with a chair, but it ain't for dead presidents, then you're a dumb famewhore bitch riding the coattails of the real champwhen.


It's been 2 years and 1 day since my post here. And what has changed since then?

The Iron Sheik is still insane.
He has a whole new generation of interested 20 somethings who are willing to buy him weed, beer and coke whenever he stumbles into a convention.
Howard Stern doesn't really have much to do with him these days.
Sheik has been on Raw a couple of times.
And he, along with quite a few members of his immediate family, have been found on Facebook.

So what does this mean? Well, there's a shitload more information out there to be reviewed. I should start again. I have a follower now, which is important. Follow me and I will make it worth your while. I promise, really.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I have been these last few months with smoking weed and drinking beers and watching terrible Mets baseball, but I have finally accomplished something and that is interview the man, the myth, the legend ERIC SIMMS of ESS PROMOTIONS - the home of Our Hero, the Iron Sheik! You can see Eric on all kinds of videos with Sheik on Youtube as well as the DVD below this paragraph. Hope you like the interview and if you wanted to ask Eric something else, then hit a nigga up with a question at and I might get another interview in a few months.

1. What are your first memories of watching wrestling?
I started watching wrestling back in 1977. A friend of mine in the 4th grade told me about WWWF wrestling on Saturday nights at midnight on channel 9. That is based in the NY market for anyone reading this from around the country.

2. How did you know that you wanted to be a part of the wrestling business?
From the minute I started watching, I was hooked. My dad used to take me to the local WWWF shows in my area. Those were local high school shows. On special occasions my dad took me to MSG to see live wrestling. I remember seeing Hulk Hogan VS Andre the Giant and Bob Backlund VS Harley Race from 1981. I remember telling myself that I want to be apart of the business and in late 1985 early 1986 I broke into the business. Balls Mahoney and Chris Candido helped to break me into the business. We were just young kids. I was the oldest of the bunch. Looking back on it now all of us made it in the business. Both Balls and Chris lived there dream with ECW and WWE. I was never a wrestler but I made it working behind the scenes. One of the toughest days in my wrestling life was when Chris passed away. He was such a great talent.

3. One reader wanted to know if you were really a truck driver in your past life.
In my current life I am a truck driver and have a CDL.

4. When did your relationship with Sheik begin and did you ever see yourself being part of the Sheik's comeback for these last couple years?
I met the Sheik some 20 years back. I remember working on a show with him back in 1988. We met and that started a 20 year friendship. Sheik was very protective of the business for many years and used to kayfabe everyone and everything. At one convention that we were at in Long Island I told him not to hold back anymore and just shoot during the Q & A session. Once he did that I knew we struck gold.

5. We've never gotten to see much of Sheik's life away from the wrestling business. How is he as a person when the camera is turned off?
Sheik is Sheik 24/7. In actuality he is a good man with a great heart.

6. How has the relationship been with RF Video? Do you like what they've produced for you and Sheik? How do you feel about the filming of Sheik's infamous call to a gimmick man named Anthony being played and replayed on the internet forever?

I have known RF for close to 20 years. Both of us were the original vendors back in the day and have paved the way for today's crop of vendors. RF produces some great shoot videos and has done good business for many years. The DVD's Rob has done with us have become legendary. It was my idea to have the camera rolling for the infamous medicine call. Anthony used to help me out at the shows when I was vending. He loves to party with the Sheik. For that reason I had to cut him off. The medicine call was a shoot but done for entertainment purposes so RF could sell this shoot tape.

7. Who is actually a part of ESS Promotions? Surely, there's another individual behind the scenes that helps out, right?

I am the sole proprietor of ESS Promotions. I get advice from people but it is all me. I am at the point that I need to hire sales and marketing people so I can expand in the market place.

8. What do you hope for ESS Promotions to accomplish in the next few years with the Sheik? Are you concerned that his legendary health problems may eventually jeopardize your company's future?

I hope to expand and take a bigger piece of the market place. Sheik is very hot right now and we are in talks with people that want to do some major projects with us. Sheik's health is always a concern. He behaves himself when he is with me. When he is not with me, he gets himself in trouble. The key to the Sheik is to get him from point A to B and back to A with out C and D getting involved. C & D I call the distractions. Once he is distracted your finished. I keep implementing different safe guards as his behavior warrants.

9. What are your thoughts on Frank Goodman talking about some kind of disagreement over the booking of Honky Tonk Man for a UXW show in 2007?

I would rather not comment on this.

10. What's Sheik doing since he was unfortunately suspended for the Killers of Comedy tour?

Between now and the end of the summer Sheik is going to miss 3 Killers shows. In the absence of those shows I have gotten him booked elsewhere. While he misses touring with the Killers he is not losing out on anything as I am keeping him busy.

11. Is the infamous "ESS plug" more annoying than those jingles?

In order to make it in the business you have to be different than everyone else. I am not an in ring performer. I work behind the scenes. I have a need for people to know who I am and remember me. You can not be successful if no one knows who you are. I recently came up with some catch phrases. I try to rhyme everything with ESS. It sort of gets ingrained in you. Many people are using my catch phrases for there own need. Is it annoying? Perhaps, but everyone is saying it. I am becoming synonymous for it. And remember " ITS NOT BS....."

Saturday, January 26, 2008


...and I'm back after 2 months of solitary confinement. Yes, folks, it's been a rough few months. Unfortunately, I was arrested for some bullshit ass charges relating to my involvement with some organization that can not and will not be named. While I did not have that Jew jabronie, Eric Simms, on my side, I was able to force the courts to sympathize with my situation and lead to my eventual release, which is good for you and great for the American people who read the greatest blog on the Internet (fuck a Matt Ufford), the IRON SHEIK YOUTUBE REVIEW, faggots.

Some of you young children might not know that Khosrow Vaziri wasn't always playing the role of the Iron Sheik. He played something just as dastardly, but during a time when I was a little brown kid running through the streets. Yes, he was Colonel Mustafa. Fortunately, we're gonna review the RISE and FALL of the Iron Sheik.


Here's Sheik's redebut on television after he was fired for getting caught snorting coke with Duggan.

I LOVE THIS. Slaughter had so much heat on him as a heel. Fans legitimately booing this former patriot as he stood next to a pretty good Saddam impersonator in General Adnan. And then, Slaughter brings out Mustafa. Mustafa beats some jabronie, but not before kicking him with the boot and pulling off one of those great suplexes before fucking the guy's ass and making him humble. He humbled the jobber so much that he ended up falling on top of him. There's a creepy gay man who's probably putting this on some creepy jobber compilation to sell to the Feinsteins of the world.

So yeah, after all this hype, we had this tremendous match at Summerslam. It was called "Match Made In Hell" featuring the main event of Slaughter/Mustafa and Adnan vs. Hulk/Warrior with Sid as the referee. Now, this set the stage for lots of excitement including this outrageous promo from our "heroes":

And the other side was just as prepared. Sheiky Baby faces a jobber here and pulled off the gutwrench suplex and that scary looking german suplex while the announcers talk about the Match Made in Heaven. I love these slow buildups to pay-per-views.

Apparently, there was a lot of backstage drama concerning this match. Dave Meltzer says the way that the whole Warrior saga where he wasn't gonna wrestle that night didn't go down like this video says. All I know is I hated the ending to the Randy Savage match in it.

I just get my jollies with all of this stuff regarding Sheik breaking that faggot Warrior's leg. This is totally great and I wish it would have happened. But it didn't. At least I got to see this awesome match. I don't care how many faggots talk about Steamboat and Flair, the crowd here loves every second of it.

Sheik does a cool suplex on Hogan at one point during the match, but it looks like he'll be most remembered for running away from Warrior and his stupid chair. Oh well.

Sheiky Baba was even a CAPTAIN on a Survivor Series. Being a Survivor Series captain is awesome. Barry Horowitz was a captain for the Underdogs. Regardless, if there's one other thing I love about the Series, it's the midcard heel teams. And Team Mustafa has a great group of guys: The Berzerker! Hercules! Skinner! And managed by that Iraqi son of a bitch, General Adnan. And he goes against a team captained by a guy that he shared some coke with, Hacksaw Jim Duggan. A Team Duggan/Team Sheik feud should've been promoted better than this shit. An angle that spun out of the negative incident would've been great - with both men accusing the other of being the real cokehead.

Kerry Von Erich looked weird. First, he almost slipped on the apron when coming in the ring. Maybe he had the fake foot on then. Or was it just a sock? Who knows. I really think this was the best of fucking Berzerker John Nord ever. Dude was taking backdrops and just looking and wrestling like a madman. I also love Tito Santana. Sheik wasn't in the ring a whole lot, but he ended up taking a crotch falling on the knee move and getting pinned. The crowd was really into Duggan. No one cared about Skinner ever.


After so much success in 1991, things took a turn for the worst in 1992. Sheik was relegated to jobber duty once his feud with Slaughter faded away. He did like a zillion jobs to Slaughter and an up-and-coming Chris Chavis, according to The History of the WWF. I love the internet, since too many people cover either the highs or the lows of a particular character. Since Sheik doesn't like to talk about the downside of his run at all, the internet becomes a great friend to all of us.

Surprisingly, this WASN'T the end of Colonel Mustafa's run with the WWF. Even though he loses in like a minute to the Undertaker below, the man sticks around a bit longer!

Well, this was a fun little match to watch. Sheik and the BROWN HAIRED Dino Bravo went up against the Road Warriors. The Warriors give a fun little promo with Hawk impressing just about everybody with his verbiage. Hawk really seems like a bright guy and was always such a great talker. Where are guys like Hawk that can make wrestling fun? Everyone is either a mute cruiserweight or a jacked-up monster who speaks monotonously. Cena can't touch Hawk on the mic.

Anyways, Sheik does his usual speech and proudly declares that he has similar feelings for England as he does for the United States. It's enough to get the crowd riled up. Honestly, what the fuck can Bravo say that could make people pissed? No one anywhere really gives a fuck about Canada, especially Quebec. Sorry, Canadians! At least you have hockey!

A lot of the LOD being fucking badass with Animal showing up both Sheiky and Bravo. I should stick to calling him Mustafa, but fuck that. He was always Sheiky Baby. Anyways, Sheik gives Hawk some of his cool offense. And too much Bravo for my liking, but I dig the brown haired look. Sheik even takes a top rope clothesline from Hawk for the finish. No way is Animal gonna lift Our Hero up for the Doomsday Device. Maybe Animal is a closet-Sheiky fan and watches the Bootcamp Match every day that he's alive. Or maybe Sheiky dangled copious amounts of cocaine in front of Hawk and Animal and begged that he not be lifted up for the Device. Hey, never underestimate the power of medicine.


Skip to the end and hear Sheik talk about being happy that he got his third run in WWF as Colonel Mustafa. He proud of being part of a MSG sellout, which he says doesn't happen as much these days. And he liked being a heel and that it was a good run. He says a lot of other shit, but I am too lazy to bring it up right now. Oh, he talks about Harley Race almost switching piss with him but that fucking Australian stooge Tony Garea and former champion Nick Bockwinkel were in the room to make sure neither guy could switch it, which led to Sheik's firing before the Mustafa run.

Sheik here talks about why he hates Sheik Adnan and Saddam Hussein. It seems here that he hates the Mustafa gimmick and even though he had a good run, he still can't justify actually playing an Iraqi. He loves Bush for attacking Iraq in this clip. And he talks about being on the road in 1992 to be a negative experience because of all the sex scandals going on. And apparently, he believes that Mel Phillips and Terry Garvin did fuck those ring crew guys. Poor kids.

I guess it was good to see him again, but it was still kinda strange not seeing him in all of his ethnic garb.