Manny Fernandez

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 10, 1987 – NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude defeat The Thunderfoots (Joel Deaton & Thunderfoot II) in the 2nd round.
  • April 11, 1987 – NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup: Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff defeated Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude in the quarter-finals.
  • May 9, 1987 – Eddie Graham Memorial (NWA Florida): Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude vs. The Road Warriors (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk) ended in a double disqualification to retain the NWA world tag titles.
  • May 1987: Manny Fernandez chose Ivan Koloff as his tag team partner after Rick Rude was ‘injured’ (left for WWF).
  • July 4, 1987 – NWA Great American Bash Tour: The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy) defeated Ivan Koloff, Manny Fernandez & Paul Jones.
  • July 17, 1987 – NWA The Great American Tour: Manny Fernandez defeated Rocky King.

Other:

  • September 20, 1987 – MACW: Manny Fernandez defeated Kendall Windham.
  • September 27, 1987 – MACW: Jimmy Garvin defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • October 12, 1987 – NJPW: Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • November 9, 1987 – CWA: Hector Guerrero and Manny Fernandez defeated Big Bubba and Bill Dundee.
  • December 13, 1988 – AWA SuperClash III: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Manny Fernandez in an “Indian strap” match.

Retirement:

  • March 2, 1991 – TWA: Ivan Koloff defeated Manny Fernandez in a Russian Chain match.
  • May 28, 1993 – NOW: Ishinriki defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • July 1, 1993 – ICWA: Lord Of Discipline defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • July 8, 1993 – ICWA: Manny Fernandez defeated Black Panther.
  • July 22, 1993 – ICWA: Rick Thames defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • July 29, 1993 – ICWA: Manny Fernandez defeated Bill Payne.
  • September 23, 30, 1993 – ICWA: Manny Fernandez defeated Greg Smith.
  • October 15, 1993 – IWCCW: Manny Fernandez defeated Ray Odyssey.
  • October 16, 1993 – IWCCW: Manny Fernandez defeated Tommy Dreamer.
  • February 23, 1994 – IWCCW: Manny Fernandez defeated Chris Michaels.
  • May 21, 1994 – IWCCW: Manny Fernandez defeated Johnny Goldfinger.
  • March 18, 1995 – WCW Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • May 3, 1995 – WCW Worldwide: Stars And Stripes (Marcus Alexander Bagwell and The Patriot) defeated Buddy Valentine and Manuel Fernandez.
  • June 3, 1995 – WCW Saturday Night: Alex Wright defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • June 17, 1995 – WCW Saturday Night: Hawk defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • June 24, 1995 – WCW Pro: The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Manny Fernandez and Tom Burton to retain the world tag team titles.
  • February 10, 1996 – WCW Saturday Night: The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Manny Fernandez and Red Tyler.
  • February 17, 1996 – WCW Worldwide: Ice-Train defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • June 14, 1996 – CAPW: Johnny Swinger defeated Manny Fernandez by disqualification.
  • June 15, 1996 – CAPW: Manny Fernandez defeated Joe Legend.
  • June 16, 1996 – CAPW: Beau James and Manny Fernandez defeated Calavera Cortez and Mike Legacy.
  • June 21, 1996 – SSW: Killer Kyle defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • July 5, 1996 – SSW: Manny Fernandez defeated Killer Kyle.
  • August 4, 1996 – WCW Worldwide: Scott Norton defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • March 8, 1997 – APW: Manny Fernandez defeated Robert Thompson to win the Universal heavyweight title.
  • April 19, 1997 – APW: Robert Thompson defeated Manny Fernandez by disqualification. Fernandez retains the Universal heavyweight title.
  • April 25, 1997 – APW: Manny Fernandez defeated Robert Thompson to retain the Universal heavyweight title.
  • May 10, 1997 – APW: Manny Fernandez defeated Chicano Flame by disqualification to retain the Universal heavyweight title.
  • July 5, 1997 – CPW: Tracy Smothers defeated Manny Fernandez by disqualification.
  • August 15, 1997 – IWA Night Of The Legends: Manny Fernandez and Vic Steamboat defeated Death And Destruction (Frank Parker and Roger Anderson).
  • December 13, 1997 – WCW Main Event: Bill Goldberg defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • January 30, 1998 – NWA CWA: Manny Fernandez defeated Ray Odyssey.
  • January 30, 1999 – WCW Saturday Night: Chris Jericho defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • May 1, 1999 – NWA 2000: Tommy Cairo defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • March 10, 2000 – JAPW: Manny Fernandez defeated Gino Caruso.
  • April 7, 2000 – JAPW: Manny Fernandez defeated Magic.
  • May 20, 2000 – NWA New Jersey: Manny Fernandez defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • August 25, 2001 – TCW: Manny Fernandez and Mike Graham defeated The New Heavenly Bodies (Casanova Chris and Vivacious Vito) by disqualification. The New Heavenly Bodies retains the tag titles.
  • November 6, 2002 – North American Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez defeats Shane Murdock.
  • December 5, 2002 – LWE: Mil Mascaras defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • March 1, 2003 – North American Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez defeated Derek Flair.
  • September 13, 2003 – RPW/AWS: Hardkore Inc. (Al Katrazz and Hardkore Kidd) & Manny Fernandez defeated Apollo Kahn, Babi Slymm and Kenny King.
  • September 26, 2003 – PWI: Joe Applebaumer and Manny Fernandez defeated Apollo Kahn and Jett Taylor.
  • September 27, 2003 – PWI: Joe Applebaumer and Manny Fernandez defeated Apollo Kahn and Tony Jones.
  • November 15, 2003 – PWI: Manny Fernandez defeated Lars Dauger.
  • January 2004: Manny Fernandez has just taken over as head wrestling coach at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA.
  • November 5, 2004 – XCW: Manny Fernandez defeated Bubba Thug.
  • December 17, 2004 – XCW: Brett Barnes defeated Manny Fernandez to retain the TNT title.
  • January 21, 2005 – Xtreme Championship Wrestling: Manny Fernandez and Jack Drastic defeated G-Mini and Ricky Jackson.
  • February 19, 2005 – XCW: Manny Fernandez defeated Rudy Boy Gonzales by disqualification.
  • March 2005: Manny Fernandez announces that he has cancer and has refused chemotherapy.
  • March 18, 2005 – XCW: Jack Drastic and Manny Fernandez defeated Brett Barnes and Eddie Atlas by count-out. Barnes & Atlas retains the tag titles.
  • 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.
  • July 14, 2007 – TWE: Manny Fernandez defeated Virus.
  • September 1, 2007 – TWE: Manny Fernandez defeated Brett Thunder.
  • January 26, 2008 – UXW: Raymond Snow defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • 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 disqualification 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.
  • March 14, 2009 – CAPW: Manny Fernandez defeated Chris Kole.
  • May 9, 2009 – LXW: Manny Fernandez defeated Michael Modest.
  • June 13, 2009 – LXW: Adam Thornstowe defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • February 25, 2011 – NWA The Anderson Brothers Classic 5: George South and Manny Fernandez defeated Deon Johnson and The Black Angel in the quarter-finals. George South and Manny Fernandez defeated George South Jr. and Louis Moore in the semi-finals. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated George South and Manny Fernandez to win the tournament.
  • November 25, 2012 – WrestleCade: Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez defeated George South and The Masked Superstar.
  • December 8, 2012 – PWS: Kahagas vs. Manny Fernandez ended in a double disqualification.
  • February 23, 2013 – Steve Fry Fundraiser: Manny Fernandez defeated Tim Jackson.
  • November 30, 2013 – WrestleCade: The C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) defeated The Head Bangers (Mosh & Thrasher) and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) and The Powers Of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord) and Demolition (Ax & Smash) and Buff Bagwell & Rick Steiner and George South & Manny Fernandez in a tag team gauntlet match.