The Iron Sheik wife: Who is Caryl Vaziri? – Caryl Vaziri, born Caryl J. Peterson, is the widow of The Iron Sheik, a WWE Hall of Famer and professional wrestling legend who died at the age of 81 on June 7, 2023.
Sheik and Caryl married on March 21, 1976, with “Mean” Gene Okerlund serving as best man (whom the Sheik often referred to as “Gene Mean” in his broken English).
Marissa Jeanne Vaziri (who was murdered by her lover in May 2003 when she was 26 years old), Nikki Vaziri, and Tanya Vaziri are the couple’s three daughters.
Caryl was reticent and didn’t make many public statements, therefore there isn’t much information on her.
Caryl’s late husband, The Iron Sheik, was born on March 15, 1943, in Tehran, Iran, and rose to international fame as a wrestler in the 1970s and 1980s.
His fame peaked during the 1980s WWF wrestling boom, particularly as a result of his rivalry with Hulk Hogan, which helped Hogan become one of the decade’s greatest television heroes.
Afterward, Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff created a tag team that won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event.
In 2005, Sheik was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.