The Iron Sheik is a retired Iranian-American pro wrestler, a former WWF Champion, and a well-known internet personality thanks to a brash attitude that gained popularity in various shoot interview trashing his colleagues and has now translated to a Twitter account with more than half a million followers. And for May the Fourth, Sheiky Baby took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on Star Wars.
First of all, the Sheik expressed admiration for Han Solo and Chewbacca, the character portrayed by beloved actor Peter Mayhew, who passed away earlier this week. With that out the way, the Sheik then shared his thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Disney Star Wars movies in general, and he seems about as fond of them as he is Hulk Hogan or The Killer Bees.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi proved a controversial entry in the Star Wars saga, earning over a billion dollars in revenue but sparking much complaining from some online fans who disliked the movie's creative choices, particularly its portrayal of Luke Skywalker. J.J. Abrams has rejoined the franchise to direct the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and it looks like The Iron Sheik can be counted amongst fans who hope Abrams retcons some of the choices made in Last Jedi, even if Abrams' Force Awakens can "go f*** itself" alongside The Last Jedi in the Sheik's opinion. It seems the Iron Shiek is not a fan of Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging an alleged hate crime against himself earlier this year, either.