Born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, he is an Iranian wrestler and occasional actor who had a legendary WWF career. He was also known by the names Ali Vasari, Colonel Mustafa and the Great Hossein Arab.
He became a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show and on Kidd Chris.
Hulk Hogan defeated him to win his first WWF championship.
He competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and served a san assistant coach for Team USA at the 1972 Olympics.
He has three children with his wife Caryl Peterson.