• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 9, 1994) – WWF All American Wrestling
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1994’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Marty Jannetty & 1-2-3 Kid challenge Johnny Polo for Tag Title match against The Quebecers (RAW 1/3/94)
Yokozuna vs. Scott Taylor & Bert Centeno (Superstars 1/8/94)
Smoking Gunns vs. Bastion Booger & Bam Bam Bigelow (RAW 1/3/94)
Bret Hart vs. Mike Bell (Superstars 1/8/94)
Raymond Rougeau interviews Quebecers & Johnny Polo (Superstars 1/8/94)
1-2-3 Kid & Marty Jannetty vs. Duane Gill & Tommy Morrison (Challenge 1/9/94)
Razor Ramon vs. Chris Duffy (Superstars 1/8/94)
• Old School Wrestling Veteran Passes Away
We received word from his family that Old School NWA Veteran Pampero Firpo (Real name: Juan Kachmanian) passed away earlier today at the age of 89, 3 months before his 90th birthday.
Firpo wrestled for various territories from his debut in 1953 until he retired in 1981, such as the American Wrestling Association (AWA), Pacific Northwest Wrestling (Portland), Jim Crockett Promotions, NWA Big Time Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, World Wrestling Council, the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), … and many promotions.
Pampero Firpo was famous for ending his interviews and promos by saying
“It is I, it is me, Pampero Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas … OOOOOOOH YEAHHHHHH!!!”
His kids, John Kachmanian & Mary Kachmanian, released the following statement:
“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.
At home, he was loving, generous, and protective. He was faithful to God, devoted to his family, and made friends wherever he went.
At the end, he expressed gratitude and peace for his extraordinary life well-lived.”
† REST IN PEACE PAMPERO FIRPO
April 6, 1930 – January 9, 2020