Manny Fernandez

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Title History

  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Terry Funk (October 21, 1979);
  • SCW Southwest Heavyweight title won a tournament (1981);
  • SCW Southwest Brass Knuckles title defeating Ken Patera (1981);
  • NWA Florida Televison title defeating Baron Von Raschke (1981);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Roger Kirby (September 16, 1982);
  • SCW (Southwest) Tag Team titles w/Al Perez defeating Ken Timbs and Eric Embry (April 1984);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Don Kernodle and Ivan Koloff (October 20, 1984);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Brass Knuckles title defeating Black Bart (November 28, 1984);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Rick Rude defeating Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson (December 6, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Bill Dundee (November 2, 1987);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Puerto Rican Heavyweight title defeating Invader I (January 13, 1990);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title Awarded (September 1991);
  • APW (All Pro Wrestling) Universal Heavyweight title defeating Robert Thomas (March 8, 1997);
  • USAP New York State title defeating Mr. Puerto Rico (April 23, 2000);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Not to be confused with the National Football League Miami Dolphins’ player (1968-73) of the same name.
  • Manny Fernandez served in the United States Navy as a member of the Navy SEALs before attending West Texas State University.
  • Manny Fernandez had a vicious and bloody match with Invader 3, as “payback” for what Invader 1 did to Bruiser Brody.
  • ~~~The match, which appears on a tape entitled “Wrestling’s Worst Injuries” ended with Invader 3 coughing up blood.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • Manny Fernandez formed a tag team with Thunderbolt Patterson.
  • October 7, 1984: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Manny Fernandez in the Finals of a United States Title Tournament.
  • October 20, 1984: Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez defeated Ivan Koloff and Don Kernodle to win the NWA Tag Team titles.
  • November 22, 1984 – Starrcade: Manny Fernandez defeated Black Bart.
  • March 18, 1985: Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff defeated Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez to win the NWA Tag Team titles.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Manny Fernandez and Sam Houston and Buzz Tyler beat Billy Graham and Barbarian and Abdullah.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Manny Fernandez defeated Abdullah the Butcher in a “Poll” match.
  • February 2, 1986 – MoscaMania: Sgt Slaughter defeated Manny Fernandez in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • 1986: Manny Fernandez formed a tag team with Jimmy Valiant called the “B and B Connection” (Boogie Woogie and Bull).
  • April 19, 1986 – Crockett Cup: Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez defeated The Barbarian and Baron Von Raschke.
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND CROCKETT CUP: Ivan and Nikita Koloff defeated Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez.
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: Manny Fernandez defeated Baron von Raschke in a Bunkhouse match.
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: Manny Fernandez defeated Baron von Raschke in a Loaded Glove on a Pole match.
  • Summer 1986: Manny Fernandez formed a tag team with Hector Guerrero known as the “Latin Connection”.
  • Late 1986: Manny Fernandez accepted Paul Jones’ money and promptly joined the heel Paul Jones’ Army.
  • December 6, 1986: Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude defeated The RockNRoll Express to capture the NWA Tag Team titles.
  • February 15, 1987 – MoscaMania 2: Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez defeated Ricky Morton and Bob Armstrong in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • April 11, 1987 – Crockett Cup: Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez defeated The Thunderfoots.
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND CROCKETT CUP: Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff defeated Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez.
  • May 9, 1987 – Eddie Graham Memorial (NWA Florida): Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez vs The Road Warriors (Double DQ).
  • May 1987: Manny Fernandez chose Ivan Koloff as his tag team partner after Rick Rude was ‘injured’ (left for WWF).
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: The Fabulous Freebirds beat Ivan Koloff and Manny Fernandez and Paul Jones.

Other:

  • December 13, 1988 – AWA SuperClash III: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Manny Fernandez in an “Indian strap” match.

Retirement:

  • November 6, 2002 – North American Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez defeats Shane Murdock.
  • December 5, 2002 – Legacy Wrestling Enterprisees: Mil Mascaras b Manny Fernandez.
  • March 1, 2003 – North American Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez b Derek Flair.
  • January 2004: Manny Fernandez has just taken over as head wrestling coach at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA.
  • January 21, 2005 – Xtreme Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez and Jack Drastic defeated G-Mini and Ricky Jackson.
  • March 2005: Manny Fernandez announces that he has cancer and has refused chemotherapy.
  • March 26, 2005 – Southwest Premier Wrestling: Gemini vs Manny Fernandez ended in a Double Count Out.
  • April 29, 2005 – XCW (Texas): Action Jackson beat Manny Fernandez and Gemini and Ricky Johnson in a 4-WAY Tables match.
  • May 6, 2005 – Xtreme Championship Wrestling: Jack Drastic defeated Manny Fernandez by Disqualification.
  • June 11, 2005 – IPWA: Manny Fernandez and Baby Bull defeated Porkchop Cash and Bobby Lambert.
  • July 8, 2005 – Xtreme Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez vs Spudz McKenzie ended in a NO CONTEST.
  • September 9, 2005 – Xtreme Championship Wrestling: Action Jackson and Jack Drastic defeated Manny Fernandez and Eddie Atlas.
  • October 8, 2005 – IPWA: Jack Drastic and Spuds McKenzie defeated Mr. Wrestling III and Manny Fernandez.
  • December 2005: News broke that Manny Fernandez was battling kidney and liver cancer.
  • January 27, 2008 – Georgia Wrestling Promotions: Ron Killings defeated Manny Fernandez in Woodstock, Georgia.
  • February 2, 2008 – ACW: Jason Jones defeated U.S. Champion Jack Spade by DQ when Manny Fernandez attacked Jones.
  • ~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: “Ragin’ Bull” Manny Fernandez defeated Jason Jones in a special challenge match.
  • November 8, 2008 – Ward Family Entertainments: “Ragin Bull” Manny Fernandez defeated Dylan Eaton.