#158 Reza Abedi - Defecting from Iran in the Midst of the Revolution


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ABOUT THIS EPISODE Reza Abedi was born in Kermanshah Iran and was a 2x Iranian national champion. Life was going great for Reza until the Iranian Revolution of 1978 took hold. Life became very different for Reza and his family after the Revolution. In 1982, Reza and 3 Iranian wrestlers defected from Iran. This is his story. In addition to the podcast, to read Reza's story, check out his book “American Wings, Iranian Roots”. SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by the Wrestling Changed My Life online store. We have podcast T-Shirts, Hoodies, Crew-necks, Stickers and more. Go to Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com to shop. ABOUT THE WRESTLING CHANGED MY LIFE PODCAST Hosted by Ryan Warner, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers and coaches to learn how the sport shaped and molded their lives. By stitching together stories of sacrifice, triumph, defeat and perseverance, the Podcast takes the listener deep inside the world’s oldest sport. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. FOLLOW THE PODCAST WrestlingChangedMyLife.com

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