Gino Hernandez

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Don Kent (January 8, 1977);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Snuka defeating Jay York & Bruiser Brody (August ??, 1977);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Bruiser Brody defeating David & Kevin Von Erich (August ??, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating David Von Erich (October ??, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating David Von Erich (December ??, 1978);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/El Gran Markus defeating El Halcon & Jose Lothario (July 20, 1979);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/El Gran Markus defeating El Halcon & Jose Lothario (December 14, 1979);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Mark Lewin (????, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (????, 1980);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Pak Song defeating ???????? (????, 1980);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Mark Lewin (????, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Von Erich (May 19, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Gary Young defeating Sweet Brown Sugar & Kerry Von Erich (October ??, 1980);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating ??????? (????, 1981);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating Wahoo McDanial & Terry Funk (????, 1981);
  • NWA (International) World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Chavo Guerrero Sr. (Febuary 27, 1981);
  • SCW (Southwest) World Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating Wahoo McDanial & Ivan Putski (August ??, 1981);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton (????, 1982);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton (April ??, 1982);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating The Grapplers (March 21, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Jim Garvin (May 18, 1984);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Ric Flair [Tournament] (June 23, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Mike Von Erich (September 3, 1984);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Chris Adams (October ??, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Jake Roberts & Chris Adams defeating Mike & Kerry Von Erich & Bobby Fulton (sub for Kevin Von Erich) (October 27, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Chris Adams defeating Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers (June 24, 1985);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Chris Adams defeating Kevin & Kerry Von Erich (November 28, 1985);

 

Career Highlights

Gino Hernandez & Jose Lothario

  • 1978-79: Gino had an almost father-son relationship with the legendary Jose Lothario, who trained him to be a professional wrestler..
  • ~~~Gino & Jose formed a very successful tag team..
  • ~~~Gino’s attitude began to change with increasing ‘heel’ tactics..
  • ~~~Gino eventually turned on Jose and they feuded for almost two years..
  • ~~~Gino lost a “hair” match to Jose, and appeared later as the masked “Mr. X”..
  • ~~~Gino defeated Jose in a “steel cage, texas death, retirement” match to force Jose into retirement..World Class Championship Wrestling
  • 1979: Gino Hernandez & El Gran Markus won the American Tag Team titles twice..
  • 1980: Gino Hernandez & Gary Young won the American Tag Team titles..
  • May 25, 1980: Gino defeated Kevin von Erich to win the American Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~Title was held up after another match with Kevin, Gino lost the rematch to Kerry von Erich (sub for Kevin)..
  • May 18, 1984: Gino defeated Jimmy Garvin for the American Heavyweight title..
  • June 23, 1984: Gino defeats Ric Flair in the finals of a tournament to win the Texas Heavyweight title..
  • July 4, 1984 – Star Wars: Gino Hernandez beat Jules Strongbow to retain the American Heavyweight title..
  • August 4, 1984: Gino was defeated by Mike von Erich for the American Heavyweight title..
  • September 3, 1984 – Star Wars: Gino Hernandez pinned Mike Von Erich to recapture the American Heavyweight title..
  • October 27, 1984 – Cotton Bowl: Gino, Chris & Jake Roberts defeat Bobby Fulton, Kerry & Mike Von Erich to win the 6man Tag titles..
  • Octover 29, 1984: Gino is defeated by Kerry von Erich for the American Heavyweight title..
  • November 22, 1984 – Star Wars: Mike Von Erich beat Gino Hernandez via DQ — Gino retains the Texas Heavyweight title..
  • December 25, 1984 – Star Wars: Mike Von Erich & Billy Jack beat Gino Hernandez & Jake Roberts..World Class Championship Wrestling – Dynamic Duo
  • Gino formed a tag team with Chris Adams, known as the Dynamic Duo, in World Class Championship Wrestling..
  • January 28, 1985 – Star Wars: Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, & Jake Roberts beat The Fabulous Freebirds..
  • January 28, 1985 – Star Wars: Mike, Kevin, & Kerry Von Erich beat Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, & Jake Roberts..
  • May 5, 1985 – Parade of Champions: Freebirds & von Erichs defeated Gino/Chris/Rip/Kamala/OMG/DrDeath in a 12-man tag match..
  • ~~~The prize was a Cadillac Car, which was destroyed by the losing team..
  • June 24, 1985: Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams defeated the Fantastics for the American Tag Team titles..
  • July 4, 1985 – Star Wars: Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez beat Kerry & Kevin Von Erich..
  • September 2, 1985 – Star Wars: Gino Hernandez pinned Brian Adias to win the Texas Heavyweight title..
  • September 20, 1985: Kevin & Kerry Von Erich defeated Gino & Chris for the American Tag Team titles..
  • Gino & Chris begin snipping the hair of Kerry, Kevin, Brian Adias, Scott Casey, Iceman Parsons and others..
  • Gino & Chris gleefully displayed their trophies in individually wrapped Ziplock bags..
  • October 1985 – Cotton Bowl: Kerry & Kevin von Erich defeated Gino & Chris in a “Hair” match and the duo was shaved bald..
  • November 28, 1985 – Star Wars: Gino & Chris beat Kerry & Kevin in a “steel cage” match to win back the American Tag titles..
  • December 25, 1985 – Star Wars: Kerry & Kevin Von Erich beat Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez via DQ — Gino/Chris retain..The Death of Gino Hernandez
  • JANUARY 30, 1986: Gino Hernandez is found dead in his apartment from suicide..