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Would it surprise anyone to find out that an event for the Iron Sheik, attended by Scott Hall, ended in controversy?  According to several sources, a roast for the Iron Sheik in Monroe, New Jersey last night turned ugly when a comedian made what was described as a "tasteless Owen Hart joke", prompting Scott Hall to go after the comedian.  Apparently punches were thrown, but no arrests were made.  Cameras were filming the event, so I would not be surprised to see footage appear online eventually.

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Here are parts 3 & 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeBvwePB9VU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qy99ya91r4

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Is Hall still drinking?  Jesus, what a mess...

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That was great. I see Bob Backlund was there. I also seemed Rob Feinstein got a kick out of the whole thing too.

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Actually was it King Kong Bundy that Hall was going after? It looks like him.

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"Iron Sheik Roast"?

There are many three-word combinations in the English language that ought never be combined. One of them, I daresay, is "Iron Sheik Roast."

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What was the over/under on how many times the word "jabroni" was used?

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glad to see that scott hall is doing so well.

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: do to see that scott hall is doing so well.
Yeah he's looking really good since he cleaned up his act. :rolleyes:

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Roundboy” Jimmy Graham, alleged comedian, has posted a blog on his MySpace page discussing the encounter between himself and Scott Hall and the Iron Sheik Roast on October 10, 2008. The entry reads as follows (all spelling errors are as they appear in the blog):
 

 
“Last night while roasting the legendary Iron Sheik, I told a fairly off color joke. I'll let you be the judge!

I said, ‘After the Sheik and Hacksaw Jim got caught sniffing coke in the parking lot his career fell faster than Owen Heart’

This didn't go over so well!

Scott Hall otherwise known as Razor Ramone rushed the stage, threw the podium and grabbed me by the throat. He jammed me into the wall, the whole time I was smiling (although I wasn't sure if it was schtick or not).

Who am I kidding I pooped myself!

My good buddy King Kong Bundy came to the rescue, along with several security guards and pulled the drunken bohemoth off of me!

I had some fans there to see me tear the sheik up and they were screaming from the audience to run roundboy run!

Even my buddy Scotty Schwartz (Flick from A christmas Story) was trying to help get the beast off of me.

About 10 minutes later the cops showed up and hauled Ramone away after tazoring him outside the lobby of the Crowne Plaza.

The whole thing will be on DVD and I'm sure youtube.

I just want to say the joke was pure evil but I was paid to write a ROAST!

I loved Owen Heart as a wrestler and a man. I think he would have laughed!”

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So many wrestlers die so young, it is shocking that Scott Hall is still with us.  The guy was obviously drunk.   However, I also thought the joke sucked and was in poor taste. 

Given Hall's history, why would anyone invite this guy to any event?

 

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“Last night while roasting the legendary Iron Sheik, I told a fairly off color joke. I'll let you be the judge!


Okay.


I said, ‘After the Sheik and Hacksaw Jim got caught sniffing coke in the parking lot his career fell faster than Owen Heart’


Grade: C-

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carpetbeggar wrote: freebirdsforever2001 wrote: glad to see that scott hall is doing so well.
Yeah he's looking really good since he cleaned up his act. :rolleyes:

sarcasm my friend.

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If you had told me in 1986 that King Kong Bundy would seem healthier, appear fitter, and be better looking than Scott Hall in 22 years' time, I would've laughed in your face.

Funny how things work out, isn't it?...

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Time wounds all faces.

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Ultimark wrote: Given Hall's history, why would anyone invite this guy to any event?
Because it was a roast for the Iron Sheik.  He's the first one I would call for something like that.

My favorite part was Hall continuously doing the crotch chop to prove that he's just an over-the-hill attention whore who's still living his gimmick and doesn't give a damn about Owen or anyone else.  And the fans chanting "Razor" at some alcoholic stumbling around shows that they're just as pathetic as he is.

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srossi speaks the truth. One reason these pathetic fuckers continue to stumble around making asses of themselves clinging to stupid wrestling gimmicks is the enablers who want to see them do it.

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: If you had told me in 1986 that King Kong Bundy would seem healthier, appear fitter, and be better looking than Scott Hall in 22 years' time, I would've laughed in your face.

Funny how things work out, isn't it?...

it looks like bundy has lost about 50- 100 lbs.

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Bundy now more closely resembles mid 1980's Vancouver wrestling great "King Kong JR Super Bundy"!!!:D

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From PWInsider:

Sean Oliver, who promoted the Iron Sheik Roast this past Saturday in Monroe, New Jersey, issued the following statement in regard to two incidents that took place during the event:

I'd like to thank all the talent, crew and most importantly, the fans, that made initial supposition that pro wrestling can operate in the arena of mainstream entertainment.

There are a couple of issues that I would like to address, lest they overshadow the greatness of the evening. The Scott Hall incident, which has now grown to mythic proportions, is probably what you're hearing most about.

Somewhere in the middle of the show, Scott entered the ballroom in what can only be described as an altered state. I make no assumptions about exactly what altered his state, I will assume it was an overwhelming excitement about the magnitude of the gala event.

Irrespective to that detail, Hall wandered around the crowd for a bit, heckling, booing, and being generally disruptive. His attempts to get noticed by the fans worked, and now the crowd was catcalling and egging him on. The show has now been disrupted for no apparent reason. When Scott stood on our camera platform beside me, I asked him if he wanted to take the stage and do a set. That would be the more appropriate way to get himself on the show. He declined, stating he didn't know The Iron Sheik well enough.

As Hall continued to hurl comments at the stage, he got an unfortunate opportunity to further get himself involved in the act. Comedian "Roundboy" Jimmy Graham made an ill-conceived joke toward a member of the show, and that joke tastelessly referenced Owen Hart's tragic passing.

I knew Graham had made a mistake the minute it came out of his mouth, and Graham knew it about 15 seconds later, as Scott Hall made his way to the stage and made great attempts to manhadle the performer. Security did a great job keeping all parties safe and after about 10 minutes of fracas, Scott Hall left and brought his actions to the lobby, where he would now be in the company of NJ State Police. He was not arrested.

We did not pre-screen the comedians' material. The comedians are national performers, with television and major comedy venues to their credit. There was no reason to. Had we screened them, I would have advised Graham to omit the Owen Hart reference. But that is hindsight.

In a private, closed door conversation after the show, Jimmy Graham profusely apologized to me and I believe this was heartfelt. Jimmy is a talented comedian whose act is predicated on pushing the envelope. He made an error in judgment.

The final incident of note was an altercation between The Iron Sheik and Brian Blair. Brian's role in Sheik's life has taken a comical twist in recent years and I think all parties involved, Brian included, felt that there was much more posturing than poison behind The Iron Sheik's vitriol. Brian was hit by the Sheik as he attempted a handshake after the show. Brian did not retaliate, and I feel his anger would be better directed at me.

In exchange for having him be a part of the show, I guaranteed his safety (Brian is an elected official in Florida who is going to be making a gubernatorial run.) and the safety we had made preparatory plans for involved the public and any political protesters at the venue, as there are a few controversial issues in the Florida race. I did not expect harm to come Brian Blair's way via anyone on the dais. The Sheik had also told me that he would be "professional." I suppose, based on a pro wrestler's definition of the aforementioned, he kept his promise.

I spoke with Brian at length after the event. He is fine. He is upset. But he is okay. Despite my repeated offerings to keep the altercation off the final DVD, he has instructed us to include it. I thank him for his professionalism.

The two stains on the evening are behind us and the road ahead is paved with great fun and opportunity as we roll on toward Ring Roasts II, based on the overwhelming fan support for Friday night's event. The reviews are rave, and the annual event will grow.

I reiterate my thanks to all involved, and all who attended.

Sean Oliver

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1. Maybe he'll stick to doing really cool shoot dvd's

2. Brian Blair getting slapped is not a stain, rather it is the highlight of any function.

3. Did his mustache fall off when slapped?

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srossi wrote:
(Brian is an elected official in Florida who is going to be making a gubernatorial run.) and the safety we had made preparatory plans for involved the public and any political protesters at the venue, as there are a few controversial issues in the Florida race.


OH YOU HAVE TO BE SHITTING ME! That is the biggest bunch of carny bullshit I have ever heard. Who the fuck does he expect us to think Blair is? Obama, McCain, B Brian Bush? He's not going to draw any more protesters than ME.

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I think this is the reason I have not and do not attend wrestling events, conventions or anything involving professional wrestlers (with a few exceptions in the past).

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Scott Hall comments on the IS roast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gujPGadBUs

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If I'm wrong please tell me....but since when were Owen Hart and Scott Hall such good buddies anyway? I thought Owen hung around with the Calgary contingent and Hall was with the Clique and those two groups didn't necessarily have alot of love for each other.

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That occurred to me too.



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