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|Ring name(s)||Pampero Firpo|
Ervan the Armenian
Ivan the Terrible
The Missing Link
The Great Pampero
Wild Bull of the Pampas
|Billed weight||230 lbs|
|Born||April 6, 1930|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Died||January 9, 2020 (aged 89)|
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Billed from||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Trained by||Rudy Dusek|
An early pioneer of hardcore wrestling, Kachmanian usually wrestled as a heel, although he would go on to have a run as a face after being fireballed by The Sheik. Other notable feuds in his career would include Nick Bockwinkel, Alberto Madril and Apollo Jalisco.
Among the titles he held in his career were the NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas version), the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit version), the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship, as well as being the inaugural holder of the NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship.
Using the bear hug and the El Garfio as his signature moves, Kachmanian popularized the drawn-out catchphrase 'ohhh yeah!' which would later become associated with Randy Savage. He retired in 1986 and then worked for the United States Postal Service in San Jose, California.
- "Wrestler Profiles: Pampero Firpo". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/p/pampero-firpo.html. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
- N.W.A. Americas Heavyweight Title
- Pampero Firpo dies at 89