Adrian Adonis & The Iron Sheik WWF WWE wrestling Legends Signed AUTO album page BGS BAS

Adrian Adonis (D.1988 at age 34) was an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Adrian Adonis. He was best known for his appearances with the American Wrestling Association and World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1980s.

Adonis debuted in 1974 under his real name, until he adopted the Adrian Adonis name in the late 1970s. He later began working for the American Wrestling Association (AWA), forming a tag team with Jesse Ventura called the “East-West Connection,” winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship. They debuted for the World Wrestling Federation in late 1981, but Ventura stopped wrestling regularly due to injuries. After this, Adonis began teaming with Dick Murdoch as the “North-South Connection,” winning the WWF Tag Team Championship.

In 1986, Adonis underwent a gimmick change as an effeminate, flamboyant wrestler who wore pink clothing and garish makeup, adopting the “Adorable” Adrian Adonis name. He would be involved in a feud with Roddy Piper, which culminated in a hair vs. hair match at WrestleMania III. After he was fired in mid-1987, he made a brief return to the AWA and would make appearances in small promotions until his death in a car accident in 1988.

The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor. He is the only Iranian champion in WWE history, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983.

This 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 later formed a tag team with Nikolai Volkoff, which won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

A heel throughout the 1980s, Sheik later gained popularity on Kidd Chris, The Howard Stern Show and the Internet due to his shoot interviews, vulgar language and apparent intense dislike for some of his fellow professional wrestlers, particularly Hulk Hogan and Brian Blair.

Offered is a super rare 4.5” x 5.5” album page signed by each wrestler in blue sharpie ink back to back.  Anything signed by Adrian Adonis is incredibly rare due to his untimely death.  Dated 1986 by the Iron Sheik.

Encapsulated authentic by Beckett Grading Service /  Beckett Authentication for the autographs!

Item: 13120

Price: $799.00
Adrian Adonis & The Iron Sheik WWF WWE wrestling Legends Signed AUTO album page BGS BAS