The Iron Sheik became famous after his in-ring career wrapped up for his wild, profanity-laden outbursts. His management team has since found a lucrative way to market the former WWE Champion via Twitter. Since being unleashed there, the number of wild tirades has only increased.
Now, he’s gone full meta. The Iron Sheik appears to be upset with Twitter itself. He expands upon this to include all of social media.
“JUST ANNOUNCED SHUT YOUR F*CKING MOUTH TWITTER YOU NO GOOD MOTHERF*CKER GO F*CK YOURSELF FOREVER F*CK THE SOCIAL MEDIA”
The reason for the angry tweet is unknown. Yesterday, “RIP Twitter” was trending on the platform. It’s possible that his handlers simply read him the list of trending topics and have him freestyle, sharing the best lines. It’s a tool to enhance the social engagement figures a little.
The Sheik also recently went off on Hulk Hogan to the tune of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” His parody reflected his long-standing rivalry against Hogan. Sheik took a little bit of creative license, using a completely unrelated song to bash Hogan. Again, his team likely saw “Purple Rain” trending.
“PURPLE RAIN PURPLE RAIN.. I ONLY WANT TO SEE ME BEATING THE F*CK OUT OF THAT DUMB SON OF A BITCH HULK HOGAN UNDERNEATH THAT PURPLE RAIN”
At the age of 79, there’s not much more The Iron Sheik could do to stay relevant. He can’t wrestle anymore, and his poor mobility makes appearances increasingly difficult if not impossible. Kudos to his team for finding a talent that works for him.
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