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I was more Iron Sheik era... (15.55)

Chuck: Well, well, well. Bryan Connerty and his new lord. May your reign be long and fruitful.

Dake: I serve at the pleasure…

Chuck: Don't we all? Freezing the assets? Now, that's an Ivan Koloff bear hug you're putting on the man. You're squeezing the breath out of him.

Dake: I was more Iron Sheik era.

Chuck: All right, fine. It's a camel clutch, and a hell of a good one.

Ivan Koloff (born Oreal Donald Perras; August 25, 1942 – February 18, 2017) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known for once holding the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. He was known as "The Russian Bear".

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (born March 15, 1943), better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian-American former professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor. Vaziri is a one-time world champion, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983. He was what is referred to as a transitional champion, which saw him end the nearly six-year reign of Bob Backlund as champion only to lose the belt four weeks later to Hulk Hogan, who began a four-plus year reign himself. Coming off the Iranian hostage crisis, The Iron Sheik, an Iranian citizen who praised his home country and bashed the USA, is considered to be one of the greatest heels of all time. His villainous character peaked during the 1980s WWF wrestling boom and his rivalry with Hulk Hogan turned Hogan into one of the greatest television heroes of the decade. He would later form a tag team with Nikolai Volkoff, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.