Out of the fiery sands of the Syrian desert came a man who would over the next three decades prove to be one of the most inhuman monsters ever to invade the rings of professional wrestling. In the early days of his career, he was known as The Sheik of Araby. Always accompanied to the ring by The Princess, he employed a style of wrestling that was new and unique to American fans. His ring antics, always cruel and heinous, would insure his hand would be raised in victory while a bloody mess that once resembled an opponent laid at his feet. The pre-match abuse he administered to The Princess was a showing of things to come for whomever was unfortunate enough to be his opponent that night. He would kick, hit, yell and spit at his Princess as she kneeled before her master while holding the ceremonial incense. Often times she would be physically kicked out of the ring, all this in full view of the audience, be they in person or televised.
beginning of those years as champion, The Sheik began to use any means
necessary to maintain his position as U.S.Champion. He would use
foreign objects on his opponents as well as apply his trademark hold,
"The Camel Clutch". However there was one thing The Sheik
could do that no other wrestler could--throw FIRE!! Many notable
wrestlers felt this fire which was always thrown anytime The Sheik
felt he was in danger of losing his championship--a move always
encouraged by the sinister Farouk. Witnesses throughout the world say
that when The Sheik would throw fire, he would appear as though he was
in a trance.