Triple H and other wrestling personalities react to the news that The Iron Sheik has passed away

As previously noted, The Iron Sheik has passed away at the age of 81. Numerous wrestling personalities reacted to the news and here are some of the tributes…

Triple H: “The legend. An all-time great performer and WWE Hall of Famer who brought his character to life and transcended our business. My condolences to The Iron Sheik’s family, friends and fans.”

Mick Foley: “The wrestling world lost a true legend today, with the passing of Khosrow Vaziri, better known to fans across the globe as The Iron Sheik. Although I never got to know The Sheik well, I was fortunate to have been on hand for two of his most iconic matches – his WWE title victory over Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden on December 26, 1983 and his “Boot Camp Match” with Sgt Slaughter at MSG in August, 1984. I also had the honor of wrestling the iron sheik for the first and only time – on a tour of Dominica in 1987. Khosrow Vaziri was truly one of a kind. I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all those who loved him.

Booker T: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of @the_ironsheik. He is one of the very best to ever to do it. God speed.”

Ric Flair: “My Dear Friend Khosrow Vaziri!!! We Started Wrestling Together In 1972. Seems Like So Long Ago! We Crossed Paths So Many Times Over The Years & You Were Always So Entertaining. The Greatest Line You Ever Said To Me In 1972: “If I Had Your Hair, I Would Be With Elizabeth Taylor!” Rest In Peace My Friend. Be As Entertaining To God As You Were To All Of Us! 🙏🏻”

Jake Roberts: “RIP to my old friend The Iron Sheik. A true icon and someone who left a mark on wrestling that can never be erased. Another great one gone.”

Ariya Daivari: “You are, and always will be, the greatest Iranian wrestler of all time. You were always good to [my brother, WWE producer] Shawn and I, and I never forgot that. Some people may not know this, but when my brother went to WWE, that’s where [the] Khosrow Daivari [name] came from. It was Iron Sheik’s real [first] name and also our father’s name, so it had a double meaning.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also shared a video message paying tribute to The Iron Sheik. Rock brought up how he “borrowed” the term Jabroni from Shiek…