WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik Is the World Champion of Twitter

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterOctober 12, 2012

Photo by Randy Stewart
Photo by Randy Stewart

The Iron Sheik is a captivating madman. Twitter has become the domain for his uncouth ravings.

The former WWE champ's tweets are often as intense as being locked in the camel clutch.

Should you follow @the_ironsheik, prepare yourself for a barrage of dog feces references, sodomy jokes and cringe-inducing homophobia.

The Iron Sheik's tweets are caustic and at times shockingly non-politically correct. He manages to make irrational hatred hilarious and gets the maximum comedic firepower out of expletives, real and invented.

It's not high culture entertainment, but the Sheik makes it near impossible not to laugh.

If you like your humor squeaky clean, stay far from his account. Bill Cosby, he is not.

Should one be on his good side, they can expect passionate praise, the rawness of his language belying his softer side. If one is on his bad side for any reason, being called a jabroni is the best one can hope for.

Not long after following the Sheik's Twitter account, one will discover his hatred for Andre the Giant, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan.

He will toss out jabs at these men out of nowhere. Should something about Hogan or Warrior appear in the news, there will most certainly be a series of shots at them.

Hulk Hogan sex tape is Stuart Little movie and my sex tape movie is the Jurassic park

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) October 10, 2012


The Sheik's Twitter followers will know all about his beef with Justin Bieber in no time at all. Bieber has a permanent spot on Sheik's list of people he hates.



A Sheik follow will also provide a unique take on politics.



His political comments certainly aren't limited to the U.S.




The Iron Sheik is also an avid sports fan, and he will weigh in on games like no one else can. His take on the Yankees vs. Orioles game blended baseball and pro wrestling.


Yankees get lucky and the Ichiro like Mr. Fuji

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) October 9, 2012


Calling himself "Greatest Iranian of all time" on his Twitter profile page, it's clear that he's not short on confidence. Some of his claims are clear hyperbole, but he may be right on about where he stands in the world of Twitter.



Joining #teamsheikie offers one daily doses of sharp-edged humor and a distinctive and disturbing look at the world. The Iron Sheik is making the most out of the Twitter machine.

Long after his full-time career in the ring, The Sheik has found a place to entertain, a new battlefield where he reigns as champion.