RIP: The Shiek(Ed Farhat)

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  1. jlvideo

    jlvideo AllStar

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    From Observer.com:


    We just received confirmation that Ed Farhat, the
    famous Sheik, passed away last night at about 3:15
    a.m. Central time in a Michigan hospital. We don't
    have any other details other than the source was
    within the family. The Sheik was among the hottest
    heels in the history of pro wrestling and one of the
    biggest draws of the 60s and early 70s. His success as
    a consistent draw in Detroit and Toronto in his heyday
    are probably unmatched in the history of each city as
    far as frequent huge crowds.


    He was a legend in wrestling but mostly in the Detroit area and his nephew Sabu still wrestles. He'll be missed,Jack
     
  2. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Banned User

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    Yeah I read about this at 1wrestling.com today. The Sheiks wife got a call from Sabu who was planning on canceling his trip to Japan but she told him to go because The Sheik would have wanted him to follow through on his commitments.

    He was the one the only ORIGIONAL Sheik.
     
  3. George_F

    George_F Legend

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    :( RIP
     
  4. John Corn

    John Corn Hall Of Fame

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    He was one of the all-time greats and people seem to forget about him. He owned wrestling in Detroit in the mid-60's thru the mid-70's. I seen him wrestle once live against Dory Funk Jr and I will never forget it.


    Truly one of the greats. Rest in Peace Sheik.
     

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