In sad news, Pampero Firpo has passed away at the age of 89. His daughter took to social media to confirm the news.
Firpo wrestled for over 30 years and was also known as The Missing Link and Ivan The Terrible. He last wrestled in 1981 and competed in organizations such as NWA, WWWF (now WWE), All Japan, and more. He is a former three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, WWC Puerto Rican Champion, and NWA World Tag Team Champion.
Sean Waltman noted on social media that Randy Savage's "Oooh Yeah!" was inspired by Firpo.
Pampero Firpo— Pampero Firpo (@PFirpo1) January 9, 2020
My beloved father, Pampero Firpo, (Juan Kachmanian), passed away today just a few months shy of his 90th birthday. As a professional wrestler for over 30 years, he thrilled fans around the world, wrestling in 21 different countries across 5 continents.
Thank you to his fans, friends, and colleagues who have shared your memories, friendship, love, prayers, and support with my dad and our family. It means the world to us. God bless you. Mary— Pampero Firpo (@PFirpo1) January 9, 2020
2 Corinthians 5:8. pic.twitter.com/46kEz8YCZI
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