I saw this YouTube video today and just had to post it here to share with everyone. It’s an animation that goes along with the Iron Sheik telling the story of what happened when him and Jim Duggan got arrested back in 1987.
I love that someone took the time to put this together. The animation kind of reminds me of the old Ren & Stimpy show. Luckily, they included subtitles in case you can’t understand what Sheiky baby is saying.
I remember when this incident happened and how it was a really big deal. You’ve got to remember that back in 1987 kayfabe was still alive and well, even in the WWF. For Duggan and the Sheik, who were supposed to be mortal enemies, to be riding in a car together was unbelievable. It received a lot of media attention and was in a lot of newspapers. So a lot of fans definitely found out about the incident. But since it was two wrestlers involved with drugs, WWF couldn’t even say anything about it on the air to try to explain it. I always thought they should have spun it like the Iron Sheik tricked Duggan into getting drunk and doing drugs and that’s the only reason they were together. It was all part of the Sheik’s evil plans to destroy “Hacksaw”.
Of course it led to both men being let go by the WWF. Duggan returned pretty quickly though and went on to have a pretty good run. Sheik went to several other promotions before returning to WWF for his run as Colonel Mustafa, teaming with Sgt. Slaughter.
Check out the video below. Thanks to PWInsider.com for pointing it out this morning.