The Iron Sheik mourned his friend Sunday, tweeting in part: “I MISS YOU FOREVER.”
As WWE took off in the Cold War’s mid-1980s (when it was the World Wrestling Federation), Peruzovic and Iron Sheik became one of pro wrestling’s most successful heel teams ever, with Peruzovic singing the Soviet national anthem as Sheik fired up the crowds.
Peruzovic was inducted into wrestling’s Hall of Fame in 2005 and most recently appeared in WWE in 2014. WWE did not say where he died or the cause of death.
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