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Korby's Connections: Pro wrestling golden days included Duluth matches


March 6, 2020

Earlier this year, I read that legendary professional wrestler Pampero Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas, passed away. He was nearly 90 years old and was a TV and arena wrestling star in the 1960s and 1970s.

It brought back many memories for me of airplane spins, the figure-four leglock, turnbuckles, forearm smashes, the bolo, standing dropkicks, the piledriver, the Boston Crab and other pro wrestling holds and terminology. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his given name was Juan Kachmanian. Firpo was one of my wrestling favorites.

I was 12 in March of 1967 and cognizant of more importan...

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