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Portland Wrestlecast: Remembering The Iron Sheik

On a new edition of the Portland Wrestlecast, I remember the Iron Sheik who we lost Wednesday at the age of 81.

In early 1978, a young Jim Valley saw the Iron Sheik come through the Pacific Northwest. He was only in the territory about six months, but it was a memorable six months: he was the prize in a wrestling match, he won the Tag Team titles, feuded with Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka, and was part of a legendary shoot match and locker room confrontation.

Thanks to James Tolin recording TV audio with his tape recorder as a kid back then, we can enjoy rare audio of the Iron Sheik in Portland before he was world famous.

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