Interview with The Iron Sheik
I had one of my greatest accomplishments in life this week, interviewing one of my boyhood idols, The Iron Sheik. In my youth I always walked around the neighborhood, trying to put the other kids into the “Camel Clutch.” The Iron Sheik at 72 years of age has captivated today’s generation with over 400,000 followers in Twitter. The Iron Sheik also loves his Fantasy Sports and you can take him on at www.Kountermove.com in this week’s Wrestlemania. The following is from the lips of The Iron Sheik and his love for the world of Wrestling.
Tony Cincotta: Iron Sheik, in 2014 you created a movie named, The Real. The Legend. The Iron Sheik. Did you ever consider a Hollywood type actor playing The Iron Sheik?
The Iron Sheik (via e-mail): Bubba I work hard all my life to become the legend. Only people play the Iron Sheik the Denzel Washington the Al Pacinno or the Ryan Phillipe. Otherwise nobody my class
TC: The movie The Real. The Legend. The Iron Sheik centers on growing up in Iran and then reaching the pinnacle of your wrestling career in the United States. In the WWF you became the most hated man in America. Can you share with us one of the most uncomfortable threats you received during your tumultuous reign in the WWF?
TIS: I be in the Memphis Tennessee for the Jerry Lawler the people hate Iron Sheik so much they bring gun to TV station. My manager at time was the legend Jimmy Hart. Jimmy tell me Sheikie baby you leave now or they kill both us. I have to hide in the ambulance underneath blanket so the people don’t see me. Swear to the Jesus I cry I so scared I get shot that night.
TC: We are looking forward to playing fantasy wrestling with the upcoming WWE WrestleMania Event over at www.Kountermove.com. Can you share with us some of your predictions in the following matches…
Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?
TIS: My friend the Sika son he have excellent look, believable, strong, good muscle and #1 company WWE respect him. They help make him main event because they know the Brock Lesnar one of best in the shooting an professional way. This way they make the Roman Reigns look strong and he become champion like Iron Sheik.
TC: Triple H vs Sting?
TIS: I know the Sting from the Georgia. He always over with me. He never come to #1 company WWE before now he come and the Triple H he put him over or make best story so he part of company now. The give the Sting the win so be happy with the new company.
TC: John Cena vs Rusev?
TIS: [Editor’s note: at this point, The Iron Sheik decided to start answering in all CAPS. We preserved it for the full effect] THAT SON OF A BITCH RUSEV HE STILL MY GIMMICK HE USE MY CAMEL CLUTCH HE THINK HE IRON SHEIK CLASS. I BREAK HIS NECK NEXT TIME I SEE HIM. THE JON CENA NEED THE TIME OFF HE NEED HE PUT THE RUSEV OVER SO HE GO MAKE THE BABY WITH HIS WIFE
TC: The Iron Sheik has become my favorite follow on Twitter; you have amassed over 462,000 followers. What is the primary social media attraction of The Iron Sheik? Was your following built on clever tweets, an unequaled sexiness, or WWE Divas looking for The Iron Sheik’s attention?
TIS: YOU ASK EXCELLENT EXCELLENT QUESTION. I LOVE MY TWITTER BECAUSE I TELL THE PEOPLE HOW THE LEGEND FEEL. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME. I ALREADY MAKE IT TO HALL OF FAME AND MY JOB NOW TO TEACH THE JABRONI WHAT IS THE REAL AND WHAT IS THE JABRONI. I AM TEACHER OF THE ENXT GENERATION THEY NEED THEY KNOW WHAT WRONG WHAT RIGHT. THE TWITTER LET ME BREAK ANYBODY FUCKING NECK SO LONG THEY KNOW I TALK FROM THE HEART
TC: How did such a man’s man, like The Iron Sheik, become interested in fantasy sports?
TIS: I LOVE ALL THE SPORT. I KNOW HOW I BECOME WORLD CLASS ATHLETE. I SIT IN MY HOME IN THE GEORGIA AND I DRINK THE COLD BEER I WATCH THE FOOTBALL, THE BASKETBALL, THE HOCKEY THE BASEBALL YOU NAME IT. I LOVE I SEE MY NEXT GENERATION WORK HAD TO BECOME CHAMPION LIKE THE LEGEND.
TC: During your heyday in the WWF, which wrestler would require the smallest protective cup?
TIS: %1000000 HULK HOGAN. HE HAVE TO MUCH THE JUICE IN HIS ASS HE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.
TC: In the scoring methods used by Kountermove.com for the upcoming WrestleMania Fantasy Contest, a contestant would receive 50 pts for a finishing move such as The Camel Clutch. Is that enough points for greatest Wrestling finisher in the history of professional wrestling?
TIS: FUCK THE 50 POINTS BUBBA. I MILLION MILLION POINTS. CAMEL CLUTCH MOST EXCELLENT FINISHER FOREVER
TC: Can Daniel Bryan become the Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania despite when visiting local malls, I find taller mannequins?
TIS: THAT FUNNY YOU TRY TO BE COMEDIAN WITH THE LEGEND? THE DANIEL BRYAN SHORT LIKE THE SMURF BUT STILL HE EXCELLENT NEW GENERATION. HE STUDENT OF THE WRESTLING HE LOVE THE MAT HE PRACTICE TRAINING AND HE LIVE IN THE MAT. TODAY WRESTLER DIFFERENT THAN BEFORE. HE MOST OVER IN THE COMPANY NOT BECAUSE OF HIS MUSCLE BUT BECAUESE HE WORK HARD HE HAVE THE CHARISMA AND HE RESPECT THE FAN NOT LIKE THAT FUCKING JABRONI ANDRE
TC: Should I select the Undertaker in my lineup at Kountermove.com, or has age caught up to the legend?
TIS: ONLY ONE UNDERTAKER. HE GOOD FRIEND MINE HE KNOW HE HAVE TO PUT NEXT GENERATION OVER THAT WAY HE SHOCK THE WORLD WHEN HE LOSE TO THE BROCK LESNAR. NOW HE LOSE ALREADY I NO SURPRSE HE LOSE AGAIN TO THE MIKE ROTUNDA SON.
TC: Why was George “The Animal” Steele, always hungry?
TIS: HE [Editor’s note: …and this is where the Iron Sheik decided to stop using CAPS] love the turnbuckle gimmick people get over with him. Still he know I could beat the fuck out of him anyday I want because I am a legend
The Iron Sheik breaks down life, like no one else’s business. You can take on The Iron Sheik in this week’s big Kountermove Wrestlemania event. Here are the particulars of the game — take part and tell your friends you are the man!
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