• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 11, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card can be found below:
Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs. The Italian Stallion & Rocky King
Tully Blanchard vs. Mack Jeffers
The Barbarian vs. Art Pritts
Magnum T.A. vs. Thunderfoot
Pez Whatley vs. George South
Rock n Roll Express vs. Randy Mulkey & Vernon Deaton
Ron Garvin vs. Paul Garner
Midnight Express vs. Bill Mulkey & Bill Tabb
Krusher Kruschev vs. Sam Houston
Arn Anderson vs. Jim Jeffers
• AAA Wrestler Passes Away After Last Year’s In-Ring Accident
AAA wrestler La Parka has passed away at the age of 56 after he couldn’t recover from in-ring accident from last year.
It should be noted that this is NOT the La Parka that wrestled in WCW.
During a match against RUSH, Murder Clown, and LA Park at Kaoz Lucha Libre’s 64 Anniversary Arena Coliseum event in Monterrey on Oct. 20, 2019, Parka went for a suicide dive on RUSH, but his feet got caught on the ropes and he fell head-first on the concrete floor.
You can watch it below:
This resulted in Parka suffering a neck and cervical fracture. Parka wasn’t able to talk and move his extremities for a few days after this, but was soon able to talk and regain feeling in his arms & legs.
In AAA’s announcement, it was revealed that Parka had a renal failure and then his lungs & kidneys failed completely.
Con mucha tristeza lamentamos informar que nuestro amigo e ídolo de la lucha libre mexicana Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta "LA PARKA" ha fallecido.
Externamos nuestro apoyo y condolencias a toda su familia y elevamos nuestras oraciones para su pronta resignación.
Descanse en paz pic.twitter.com/JNtTYKOlwG
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) January 12, 2020
AAA's La Parka passed away tonight. He was 56. He suffered serious injuries on a dive at the end of November and never recovered.
La Parka is one of the bigger recent stars in Mexican wrestling, the symbol of AAA. He is not the La Parka who wrestled in WCW and is now LA Park. pic.twitter.com/HiBICfYHri
— luchablog (@luchablog) January 12, 2020
R.I.P La Parka