KAYFABE THEATER: Iron Sheik interview following his WWF Title victory

1983: Minutes after winning the WWF World Championship from Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden, The Iron Sheik and manager Freddie Blassie give a post-match interview.

Lord Alfred Hayes then speaks with Backlund and his manager, Arnold Skaaland, to get their thoughts on what’s next for the former champion.

The Iron Sheik would – of course- become an even bigger part of history a month later, when he was defeated for the belt by Hulk Hogan, kicking off Vince McMahon’s vision for national expansion and moving the World Wrestling Federation to the mainstream.

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