Iron Sheik as WWF Champ



Because his reign was so short, did Sheik make any successful title defenses as champ?  If they hadn't gone to Hogan so fast, do you think Sheik could have been a draw as a heel champion?  How far in advance did they determine the whole Backlund/Sheik/Hogan
switches? Was Backlund in on the move to Hogan when he dropped the belt?

Sheik had a successful defense against Tito Santana which aired on WWE 24/7 but i don’t know if it’s still around.  Sheik was just a guy, he wasn’t going to draw and the whole point was just to set up Hulk.  And yes, Backlund 100 percent knew.