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'''Edward George Farhat''' (June 9, 1924--January 18, 2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame posthumously in 2007.

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'''Edward Edward George Farhat''' Farhat (June 9, 1924--January 18, 2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame posthumously in 2007.




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* RingOldies: Out of necessity. See MoneyDearBoy above.

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* RingOldies: Out of necessity. See MoneyDearBoy above.Money, Dear Boy on the Trivia page.


* BadassTeacher: To his nephew Wrestling/{{Sabu}} and Wrestling/RobVanDam, among others.

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* BadassTeacher: To his nephew Wrestling/{{Sabu}} and Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, Wrestling/RobVanDam, Rick and Wrestling/ScottSteiner among others.others. He was even UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli's pro wrestling trainer.


'''Edward George Farhat''' (June 9, 1924--January 18, 2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.

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'''Edward George Farhat''' (June 9, 1924--January 18, 2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame posthumously in 2007.


'''Ed Farhat''' (1924?-2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.

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'''Ed '''Edward George Farhat''' (1924?-2003) (June 9, 1924--January 18, 2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.


* FinishingMove: Camel Clutch.

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* FinishingMove: Sleeper hold, Camel Clutch.Clutch(after Gori Guerrero introduced it).


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* MudWrestling: He and Tiger Jeet Singh had one so bad it turned off fans and promoters alike from the very idea of "substance matches" forever and probably helped cement Singh's poor reputation in the states.

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* PerkyFemaleMinion: Princess Salima


'''Ed Farhat''' (1924?-2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings and other [[HateDumb excessive reactions]]. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.

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'''Ed Farhat''' (1924?-2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings and other [[HateDumb excessive reactions]].stabbings. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.


* MoneyDearBoy: Despite his success, he lost money on some bad investments and had to continue competing into the 1980s and 1990s despite being well past his prime.


** PlayingWithFire: If he wasn't the first wrestler to throw fireballs, then he was the first notable one.

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** PlayingWithFire: If he wasn't the first wrestler to throw fireballs, then he was the first to become notable one.for it.


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* LegionOfDoom: He was part of the wrestling's original alongside the Iron Sheik, though the group would eventually be whittled down to just Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, Hawk and Animal.

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* UrExample: In 1972, he was the first wrestler to be named "Most Hated Wrestler" by ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated.''


* ArchEnemy: Bobo Brazil, Wrestling/MarkLewin, Wrestling/PamperoFirpo (who turned face after Sheik burned him with a fireball), Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher, Wrestling/TerryFunk, [[Wrestling/GeorgeSteele George "The Animal" Steele]], Wrestling/BrunoSammartino... He tended not to make too many friends.

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* ArchEnemy: Bobo Brazil, Wrestling/BoboBrazil, Wrestling/MarkLewin, Wrestling/PamperoFirpo (who turned face after Sheik burned him with a fireball), Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher, Wrestling/TerryFunk, [[Wrestling/GeorgeSteele George "The Animal" Steele]], Wrestling/BrunoSammartino... He tended not to make too many friends.


'''Ed Farhat''' (1924?-2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings and other [[FanDumb excessive reactions]]. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.

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'''Ed Farhat''' (1924?-2003) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter and trainer from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, MI as '''The Sheik'''. He started in the late 1940s and was a huge star from the 1950s through the 1970s. While best known for his work in Detroit, he was also a major name in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and seemingly everywhere else he wrestled for decades, drawing money all over the place. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a '''16'''-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mi/nwa/mi-us-h.html NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/alljapan/un.html NWA United National Champion]] and a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/s/hw/ams-h.html NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Heavyweight Champion]]. In 1972, ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' named him "The Most Hated Wrestler," and he was also one of the most ''attacked'' wrestlers of all time, often suffering stabbings and other [[FanDumb [[HateDumb excessive reactions]]. Along with various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, he competed for [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF]], Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{FMW}}, the WWC in Puerto Rico and many independents. He was inducted into the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall of Fame in 2007.

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* AuthorAvatar: When he was the boss and top star of the NWA promotion in Detroit.

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