Hercules Hernandez

[Hercules GALLERY]

[Heenan Family] [Power & Glory]

Title History

  • NWA Central States Television title defeating Mark Romero (May 27, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/ Dewey Robertson defeating Mark Romero and Mike George (August ??, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/ Dewey Robertson defeating Mark Romero and Mike George (September 30, 1982);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/ Ted Dibiase defeating Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton (December 3, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Brian Blair (May 26, 1985);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Hector Guerrero (June 30, 1985);
  • IWGP (Japan) Tag Team titles w/ Scott Norton defeating Power Warrior and Hawk (August 5, 1993);
  • IAW Tag Team titles w/ Paul Roma defeating Texas Hangmen (August 25, 1995);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Steve Collins [Tournament] (November 7, 1995);
  • IAW Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine (June 5, 1996);

Career Highlights

Mid-South Wrestling:

  • Ray Hernandez got his start in the wrestling business under a mask as “Mr. Wrestling III” in the Mid-South territory.
  • ~~~Mr. Wrestling III was eventually unmasked he became a top heel in the area even feuding with “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
  • Hercules was managed by Jim Cornette, but Cornette eventually sold Herc’s contract to Skandor Akbar, who made Herc a “Sheik”.

World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • Hercules Hernandez was managed by Sunshine.
  • May 27, 1982: Hercules Hernandez won the Television title from Mark Romero.
  • April 15, 1984: The Assassin (Rey Hernandez) was unmasked after a match with Jimmy Valiant in Toronto.

World Wrestling Federation 1:

  • 1986: Hercules Hernandez signed with the expanding World Wrestling Federation.
  • April 2, 1986 – Wrestlemania II: Ricky Steamboat defeated Hercules Hernandez.
  • August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules Hernandez.
  • September 14, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules Hernandez, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik defeated Corporal Kirchner, Jim Powers & Salvatore Bellomo.
  • September 20, 1986 – Superstars: Hercules Hernandez, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik defeated Billy Jack Haynes, Mario Mancini & Nick Kiniski.
  • October 11, 1986 – Superstars: The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) defeated Barry O and Hercules Hernandez.
  • October 18, 1986 – Superstars: Hercules Hernandez defeated SD Jones.
  • November 2, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules Hernandez, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik defeated Corporal Kirchner, Lanny Poffo & SD Jones.
  • November 8, 1986 – Superstars: Hercules Hernandez defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • November 9, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules Hernandez defeated Scott McGhee.
  • November 30, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Jack Foley.
  • December 21, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated David Gold.
  • Hercules became a member of the Heenan Family, led by Bobby ‘the Brain’ Heenan.
  • January 10, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Alex Knight.
  • January 17, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Jim Parks.
  • February 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Don Driggers.
  • February 7, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Buddy Blake.
  • March 14, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Mario Mancini.
  • March 14, 1987 – SNME: Hercules Hernandez won a “battle royal”.
  • March 22, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Jim Young.
  • March 27, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: Hercules vs Billy Jack Haynes ended in a Double Count Out in a Full Nelson Challenge.
  • April 11, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Billy Anderson.
  • April 19, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Tommy Sharpe.
  • May 2, 1987 – SNME: Ricky Steamboat defeated Hercules by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental title.
  • May 16, 1987 – Superstars: Ken Pantera defeated Hercules by disqualification.
  • June 7, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Jerry Monti.
  • June 20, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules, King Harley Race, King Kong Bundy and Paul Orndorff defeated Don Driggers, Jim Powers, Mario Mancini and Paul Roma.
  • June 28, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules, King Harley Race & Paul Orndorff defeated Don Driggers, Dusty Wolfe & Rick Renslow.
  • July 11, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules, King Harley Race & King Kong Bundy defeated Jim Evans, Mario Mancini & Paul Roma.
  • August 2, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Jerry Allen.
  • August 29, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules, King Harley Race & Rick Rude defeated Frankie DeFalco, Pete Sanchez & Rick Gantner.
  • August 30, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules and King Harley Race defeated The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma).
  • September 20, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Heenan Family (Hercules, King Harley Race, King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude) defeated Brady Boone, Dusty Wolfe, Rudy Ryder & SD Jones.
  • October 3, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules, King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude defeated Chris Bassett, ML Williams & Tony Leone.
  • October 4, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Heenan Family (Hercules, King Harley Race & King Kong Bundy) defeated Brady Boone, Chris Curtis & Scott Casey.
  • October 10, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules and Rick Rude defeated Jim Evans and Scott Casey.
  • November 16, 1987 – Legends Battle Royal: Don Muraco defeated Hercules.
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: Brutus Beefcake, Jake Roberts, Jim Duggan, Randy Savage & Ricky Steamboat defeated Danny Davis, Hercules, King Harley Race, Ron Bass & The Honky Tonk Man in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 28, 1987 – SNME: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hercules.
  • January 23, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules, King Harley Race and Rick Rude defeated Jerry Allen, Lanny Poffo and Scott Casey.
  • February 7, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hercules by disqualification.
  • February 28, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Jerry Allen in a dark match.
  • March 5, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules, King Harley Race and Rick Rude defeated Scott Casey, SD Jones and Sonny Rogers.
  • March 19, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Owen Hart in a dark match.
  • March 20, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Reno Riggins.
  • March 26, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated David Stoudemire.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania IV: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hercules.
  • April 30, 1988 – SNME: Jim Duggan defeated Hercules by disqualification.
  • May 22, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Billy Bowman.
  • June 11, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Chris Bassett.
  • July 31, 1988 – Wrestlefest: Brutus Beefcake defeated Hercules.
  • August 21, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Bob Emory.
  • August 27, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated George South.
  • August 29, 1988 – Summerslam: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Hercules.

World Wrestling Federation II:

  • Bobby Heenan tried to “sell” Hercules to Ted Dibiase as a slave, but Hercules refused and turned face.
  • October 15, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • October 16, 1988 – King of the Ring: Bad News Brown vs. Hercules in the 1st round ended in a double count-out.
  • November 20, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Max McGiver.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Hercules, Hillbilly Jim, Koko B. Ware & The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) defeated Akeem, King Haku, Ted DiBiase, The Big Boss Man & The Red Rooster in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 26, 1988 – SNME: “The Mighty” Hercules defeated Virgil (aka Ted DiBiase’s bodyguard).
  • November 26, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated King Haku by DQ.
  • December 11, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Al Navarro.
  • December 11, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Darryl Peterson.
  • December 17, 1988 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Steve Lombardi.
  • January 8, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Hercules was in the Royal Rumble match won by Big John Studd.
  • February 3, 1989 – The Main Event II: “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase defeated “Mighty” Hercules.
  • February 3, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Tony Burton.
  • February 5, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Tommy Causey.
  • February 25, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Lou Fabbiano.
  • March 5, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Scott Casey.
  • March 25, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Tim Patterson.
  • April 2, 1989 – Wrestlemania V: Hercules defeated King Haku.
  • April 16, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated The Invader.
  • April 30, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Rude defeated Hercules by DQ.
  • May 6, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Brian Elder.
  • May 14, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Randy Spears.
  • June 10, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Al Burke.
  • July 9, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Butler Stevens.
  • July 15, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • August 5, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Chris Duffy.
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: Greg Valentine defeated Hercules with Ronnie Garvin as guest ring announcer.
  • September 9, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Darryl Nickels.
  • September 24, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Mike Williams.
  • October 7, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Boris Zhukov.
  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: Hercules vs. Jim Neidhart ended in a double disqualification in the 1st round.
  • October 28, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Joe Cruz.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The King’s Court (Dino Bravo, Earthquake, Greg Valentine & Randy Savage) defeated The 4x4s (Bret Hart, Hercules, Jim Duggan & Ronnie Garvin) in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 16, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Craig Green.
  • December 30, 1989 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Conquistador Uno.
  • January 7, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated John Justice.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Hercules was in the Royal Rumble match won by Hulk Hogan.
  • February 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Allen Martin.
  • February 10, 1990 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Carl Nelson.
  • February 25, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • April 1, 1990 – Wrestlemania 6: Earthquake w/ Jimmy Hart defeated Hercules.
  • April 8, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • May 19, 1990 – Superstars: Hercules defeated Pez Whatley.
  • May 27, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules defeated Bob Bradley.
  • July 8, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka) defeated Hercules and Jim McPherson.

World Wrestling Federation III:

  • August 1990: Dino Bravo defeated Paul Roma (After the match: The Rockers came down and tried to console Paul Roma).
  • ~~~Paul Roma started shoving the Rockers away, Hercules Hernandez ran down and got between Roma and the Rosters.
  • ~~~Hercules punched out Marty Jannetty and Paul Roma punched out Shawn Michaels and they had a brief brawl.
  • Hercules turned heel and formed a tag team with Paul Roma called “Power and Glory” managed by Slick.
  • August 4, 1990 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated George Anderson and Troy Williams.
  • August 19, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Ricky Rice and Scott Colton.
  • August 27, 1990 – Summerslam: Power and Glory w/ Slick defeated The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels).
  • September 2, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated George Skaaland and Mike Daniels.
  • September 23, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Barry Hardy and Ross Lindsey.
  • September 29, 1990 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Mark Thomas and Rico Federico.
  • October 7, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Brad Kramer and Jim Brunzell.
  • October 20, 1990 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated JD Wolfe and SD Jones.
  • October 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Kevin Krueger and Red Tyler.
  • November 10, 1990 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Reno Riggins and Scott Colton.
  • November 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated George Anderson and Jim Evans.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior and Tito Santana defeated Hercules, Paul Roma, Rick Martel, Ted DiBiase and The Warlord in a tag team handicap elimination match. The Visionaries (Hercules, Paul Roma, Rick Martel and The Warlord) defeated The Vipers (Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 1, 1990 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Alan Reynolds and Dan Robbins.
  • December 9, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Chris Hahn and The Conquistador.
  • December 15, 1990 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Rick Sampson and Ron Cumberledge.
  • December 30, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Kevin Greeno and Pat Armstrong.
  • January 12, 1991 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Scotty Williams and Sonny Blaze.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Hercules was in the Royal Rumble match won by Hulk Hogan.
  • January 27, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Lynn Wagner and Major Yates.
  • March 24, 1991 – Wrestlemania 7: The Legion of Doom defeated Power and Glory in 59 seconds.
  • March 30, 1991 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Dale Wolfe and John Allen.
  • April 7, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Kevin Greeno and Mike Samples.
  • May 5, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated George Anderson and Sonny Blaze.
  • May 18, 1991 – Superstars: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Buck Zumhofe and Dan Robbins.
  • May 26, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Dave Sigfrids and Kevin Krueger.
  • June 16, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Power And Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) defeated Larry Cameron and Scott Bazo.
  • August 26, 1991 – Summerslam: British Bulldog and Kerry von Erich and Ricky Steamboat beat Warlord and Hercules and Paul Roma w/ Slick.
  • October 3, 1991 – Royal Albert Hall: The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated Power and Glory to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • November 11, 1991 – Survivor Series Showdown: Roddy Piper defeated Hercules.
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: El Matador, Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter & The Texas Tornado defeated Col. Mustafa, Hercules, Skinner & The Berzerker in a tag team elimination match.
  • January 19, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Randy Savage defeated Hercules.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Hercules was in the Royal Rumble match won by Ric Flair.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • 1992: Hercules joined WCW under a mask and wrestled as “The Super Invader” and was managed by Harley Race.
  • May 17, 1992 – WrestleWar 1992: Super Invader defeated Todd Champion.
  • May 30, 1992 – Worldwide: The Super Invader defeated Carl Robertson and Eddie Marlin in a handicap match.
  • June 6, 1992 – Worldwide: The Super Invader defeated Rick Ryder and Scott Allen in a handicap match.
  • June 6, 1992 – Saturday Night: Super Invader defeated Jason Knight.
  • June 13, 1992 – Saturday Night: Super Invader defeated Johnny Rich.
  • June 27, 1992 – Saturday Night: Super Invader defeated Chris Sullivan.
  • July 12, 1992 – Great American Bash: Super Invader defeated Marcus Bagwell.
  • September 2, 1992 – WCW Clash of the Champions: Big Van Vader, Jake Roberts, Rick Rude & The Super Invader defeated Nikita Koloff, Sting & The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) in a tag team elimination match.

New Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • 1993: Hercules went to New Japan Pro Wrestling and formed a tag team with Scott Norton as the “Jurassic Powers”.
  • August 5, 1993 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Scott Norton and Hercules Hernandez beat The Hellraisers to win the IWGP Tag Title.
  • August 6, 1993 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Scott Norton and Hercules Hernandez beat Masa Saito and Manabu Nakanishi to retain.
  • August 7, 1993 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Scott Norton and Hercules Hernandez beat The Barbarian and Haku to retain.
  • August 8, 1993 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Scott Norton and Hercules Hernandez beat The Hellraisers via DQ to retain.
  • November 4, 1993 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Scott Norton and Hercules Hernandez beat The Barbarian and Sean Royal to retain.
  • January 4, 1994 – NJPW: Kensuke Sasaki and Hawk (The Hellraisers) defeat Hercules and Norton to win the IWGP tag titles.
  • August 4, 1994 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Rick and Scott Steiner beat Scott Norton and Hercules Hernandez.

Rest In Peace:

  • March 6, 2004: Raymond Fernandez was found dead at his home in Tampa, Florida as a result of an apparent heart attack (age 47).

 

Tampa, Florida