• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 12, 1986) – WWF All American Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania II’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– WWF Update: Ricky Steamboat
– Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik vs. Mario Mancini & Brian O’Connor
– Mean Gene Okerlund Interviews The British Bulldogs
– Dino Bravo vs. Tiger Chung Lee for the Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Maple Leaf Gardens)
– Piper’s Pit: Fabulous Moolah
– Hercules Hernandez vs. Jose Luis Rivera *match joined in progress* (MSG)
– Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Cowboy Bob Orton
• Old School Wrestling Veteran Passes Away
We just received word that Old School Wrestling Veteran Kendo Nagasaki (Real name: Kazuo Sakurada) has passed away at the age of 71.
Famous Pro-Wrestling agent Eric Simms, among several other people, reported about Sakurada’s passing on Facebook.
From his debut in 1971 until his retirement in 2001, Kazuo wrestled for several territories such as Calgary Stampede Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF), Continental Wrestling Association (Memphis Wrestling), Southeastern Championship Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW), Super World of Sports (SWS), World Wrestling Council (WWC), Pacific Northwest Wrestling (Portland), NWA Big Time Wrestling, … & many more.
Kazuo even joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1989 as “The Dragonmaster”, a member of Gary Hart’s heel faction “The J-Tex Corporation”.
We extend our condolences to Sakurada’s family, friends and fans.
REST IN PEACE KENDO NAGASAKI