Pampero Firpo

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Title History

 

  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Don Leo Jonathan (August 30, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Nikita Zolotoff (aka Paul Vachon) defeating El Medico & Pepper Gomez (September 20, 1957);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Tony Borne defeating Oscar Salazar & Cyclon Negro (November 20, 1962);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Nick Bockwinkel (June 23, 1964);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Colosso Colosetti (????, 1967);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) Southern Tag Team titles w/Larry Hamilton defeating Johnny Weaver & George Becker (September ??, 1967);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Jim Hady defeating Johnny Barend & Ripper Collins (Febuary 21, 1968);
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (July ??, 1969);
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title defeating Ripper Collins (January 14, 1970);
  • NWA (Detriot) United States Heavyweight title defeating Bobo Brazil (August 12, 1972);
  • NWA (Detriot) United States Heavyweight title defeating Bobo Brazil (October 28, 1972);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Ernie Ladd (August 16, 1974);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating John Tolos (November 22, 1974);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Puerto Rican Heavyweight title defeating Abdullah the Butcher (July 31, 1979);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Jack Evans defeating Apollo Jalisco & Tom Prichard (April 25, 1980);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Though originally a heel in the Michigan-Ohio area, Firpo became a popular baby after being fireballed by The Sheik.
  • Pampero Firpo used the drawn out, “ooooohhhhh yyyyyeaaaahhhhhh” long before Randy Savage
  • October 17, 1986: Pampero Firpo wrestled his last match..
  • Pampero Firpo wrestled on 5 different continents; 21 foreign countries; all 50 states; and had 6,881 bouts..
  • Pampero Firpo created the very famous catchphrase “Ohhhh Yeah!!”
  • Juan Kachmanian retired from wrestling and worked for the post office until retiring from that profession as well..
  • October 2003: Juan Kachmanian works at one of the US Post Office branches in San Jose. He doesn’t plan to retire until he turns 75..