Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/01/09/pampero-firpo-passes-away-at-89-years-old/
It was announced on his personal Twitter page, via his daughter, that Pro Wrestling Hall Of Famer Pampero Firpo passed away today at the age of 89. Firpo’s daughter wrote about her father and listed off some of his traits and briefly talked about his storied career in pro wrestling.
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. Thank you to his fans, friends, and colleagues who have shared your memories, friendship, love, prayers, and support with my dad and our family. It means the world to us. God bless you. ❤️ Mary
2 Corinthians 5:8.
Pampero Firpo, real name Juan Kachmanian began his career in professional wrestling in the 50s. Throughout his years, he wrestled the likes of The Sheik, Bobo Brazil, The Crusher and more top and recognizable names in the business. Firpo competed in Jim Crockett Promotions, did work for the WWWF, NWA, World Wrestling Council and several other promotions and territories.
Pampero Firpo retired in 1981 although he had last match in 1986. He donned several names throughout his three decades as an in-ring performer and those were: Great Pampero, Missing Link and Ivan The Terrible. In 2018, he was inducted into the professional wrestling Hall Of Fame and just four months out from turning 90-years old, Pampero passed away.
POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Juan Kachmanian.