WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik to be inducted into NWA Hall of Fame
May 21, 2008
WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik will be inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame as part of the 2008 class, as reported in an article on 1Wrestling.com May 21. Not only was Sheik a WWE Champion and WWE Tag Team Champion alongside Nikolai Volkoff, he also held numerous NWA championships. Also, before he began wrestling professionally in 1972, he was part of Iran's Olympic wrestling team in 1968 and won the AAU Greco Roman Gold Medal in 1971.