The Iron Sheik supports Olivia Chow for Toronto mayor

Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:33 PM ET

The Iron Sheik was set on meeting Toronto’s mayor on Saturday but ended up meeting with one of Rob Ford’s biggest rivals.

The legendary WWE Hall of Famer shared a table with Chow at a downtown sandwich shop hours before the world premiere of a documentary — The Sheik — chronicling his life.

The 72-year-old former pro-wrestler, whose real name is Khosrow Vaziri, had one major complaint: that Ford apparently did not take up his lunch invite on Saturday.

“Rob Ford, you are the real jabroni because we invite you to come today (to) Belly Busters, you didn’t show up, we invite you to come see The Iron Sheik movie, you didn’t come,” The Sheik complained as cameras rolled inside the King St.-Spadina Ave. sub shop.

But Ford’s chief of staff Dan Jacobs said no invitation was received as far as he knew.

“No invitation was ever accepted,” Jacobs said. “The mayor’s had his plans set for today well before today.”


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