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Irwin "Ernie" Roth (August 30, 1926 – October 12, 1983) was an American Professional Wrestling manager known for his work for the then-WWWF as The Grand Wizard. He started as Abdullah Farouk, the manager of The Sheik and pioneered "manager interference." As The Grand Wizard, he managed Mr. Fuji and Professor Toru Tanaka to two reigns as WWWF World Tag Team Champions, Stan Stasiak and "Superstar" Billy Graham to the WWWF World Heavyweight Title, and Pat Patterson, Ken Patera and Don Muraco to the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. He died of a heart attack on October 12, 1983. He would be posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.

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