Harlem Globetrotters’ Spectacular Event at the Moody Center

Harlem Globetrotters’ Spectacular Event at the Moody Center

The Iron Sheik Dies at 81: Remembering a WWE Legend

The Iron Sheik Dies at 81: Remembering a WWE Legend

A Wrestling Icon’s Journey

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, widely known as The Iron Sheik, bid farewell to the wrestling community at age 81. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the incredible life and legacy of this WWE legend, who left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans worldwide.

From Tehran to Wrestling Stardom

Born on March 15, 1943, in Tehran, Iran, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri began his wrestling journey at an early age. He represented his home country in the 1968 Olympics as a freestyle wrestler before venturing to the United States to pursue his professional wrestling dreams.

Captivating the Masses: The Iron Sheik’s Career Highlights

Debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1979, The Iron Sheik quickly captivated audiences with his charisma and impressive skills in the ring. Armed with his Persian clubs and infamous Camel Clutch move, he became one of the most memorable villains in professional wrestling.

WrestleMania and Championship Triumphs

One of The Iron Sheik’s most significant moments occurred at the inaugural WrestleMania in 1985. He competed for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against the legendary Hulk Hogan. Although he didn’t capture the title, the match played a pivotal role in establishing WrestleMania as the premier event in professional wrestling.

The Iron Sheik also held the WWF Tag Team Championship alongside Nikolai Volkoff during his illustrious career. Together, they formed a formidable and entertaining duo that generated immense heat from passionate fans.

Beyond the Ring: The Iron Sheik’s Social Media Stardom

After retiring from professional wrestling, The Iron Sheik found a new platform to showcase his larger-than-life personality—social media. With his unfiltered and often hilarious tweets, he amassed a massive following and became a beloved figure in the online wrestling community.

Humor and Controversy: The Sheik’s Social Media Presence

The Iron Sheik endeared himself to fans eagerly awaiting his daily musings and outrageous comments on wrestling and pop culture through his humorous and sometimes controversial posts. His social media presence transcended generations, bridging the gap between old and new wrestling enthusiasts and keeping his legacy alive long after his in-ring career had ended.

A Lasting Legacy and Farewell to an Icon

The Iron Sheik’s impact on professional wrestling extends far beyond his time in the ring. As a trailblazer for wrestlers from diverse backgrounds and cultures, he broke barriers and captivated audiences with his unique character. His contributions to the industry will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.

In conclusion, the wrestling world mourns the loss of The Iron Sheik, a true icon. His accomplishments inside and outside the ring have left an indelible mark on the wrestling industry. As we remember his remarkable life and career, let us celebrate the enduring legacy he leaves behind—a legacy characterized by passion, charisma, and a love for the sport that will continue to inspire future generations of wrestlers and fans alike.

Texas Stars Fall to Iowa  Wild in the season opener

Texas Stars Fall to Iowa Wild in the season opener

By Ursula Rogers

The Texas Star faced Iowa Wild in their 2021-2022 season opener. This was the first time they played as a team. No preseason games were held. Unfortunately, they lost to Iowa Wild in a 0-2 match.

The fans were thrilled to be there. I had the chance to sit next to some loyal fans who have held season tickets since the franchise’s inaugural season in Texas. The Texas Stars are an ice hockey team based in Cedar Park, Texas. The team is part of the American Hockey League(AHL) and an affiliate of the Dallas Stars. Team captain, Curtis McKenzie mentioned in the post-game interview how much he loved playing with actual fans in the building. On a personal level, it felt amazing. The game was perfect for fans and novices of ice hockey. There were plenty of chances for crowd interaction and chances to win prizes. It is a great place for people of all ages.

As previously mentioned, the team didn’t have any pre-season games. Coach Neil Graham felt that hurt timing. The team allowed frustrations to seep in and it looked like timing was off and it was. Even with the lack of preseason games, he said that is no excuse. He complimented the team on their defense. He said the defense side was strong and kept them in the fight.

The team captain mentioned how they made mental mistakes you won’t see in the team in a few weeks. There was a quick turnaround between Saturday’s game and Sundays’ game. So, there wasn’t time to get on the ice on work on those things, but they were able to watch video and review the game. It worked. They were able to knock off the rust from the previous game and achieve victory. Sunday night the Texas Stars gained a 3-1 win. 

This was my first time at any hockey game. I was an Austin Ice Bats fan and am a Pittsburgh Penguin fan. I absolutely loved it and would be more than happy to attend a game again. In the next home game, the Texas Stars will face the Rockford Icehogs on Thursday, October 28, 2021.