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Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away Last Night


• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 06, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1990’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Brutus Beefcake vs. George South

2. Koko B. Ware vs. Tom Stone

3. Mr. Perfect vs. Reno Riggins

4. Big Bossman vs. Tony Montana

5. The Bushwhackers vs. Tom Zieglar & Iron Mike Sharpe

6. Rhythm & Blues vs. Jim Gorman & Paul Roma

• Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away Last Night

We received word that Old School WWF Veteran Alexis Smirnoff (Real name: Michel Lamarche) passed away yesterday on January 5, 2019 at the age of 71 due to kidney failure.

Smirnoff wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from time to time in 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986 and otherwise spent most of his career touring Japan & Canada, as well as working for Verne Gagne’s AWA and Jim Crockett Promotions.

We extend our condolences to his family and friends.


(February 9, 1947 – January 5, 2019)

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