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121.  Hercules

As one of the many strong muscle bound wrestlers in the WWF during the 80’s, Hercules Hernandez still managed to stand out.  Anyone with the moniker of “Hercules” better have the physique to back it up.  Thankfully, that was not an issue for the man who gained his greatest fame as a member of the Bobby Heenan family.

Hercules was not just a strong wrestler.  He was a solid in ring performer who had a lot of good matches that went largely unnoticed.  Perceived as one dimensional, Hercules Hernandez had a lot more skill than he got credit for and one just has to look at the series of matches with Billy Jack Haynes to see that.  He had a long run with Stamford, and though his last six months there was as a jobber, his time near the upper mid card produced one of the better performers of his era.

 

Should Hercules be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Ray Fernandez (Real Name)
    Mr. Wrestling III
    Assassin #2
    Hercules Hernandez
    The Super Invader
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Tampa, FL)
  • Key Championships Held: NWA Central States Tag Team (2) w/Dewey Robertson
    Mid South Tag Team w/Ted DiBiase
    NWA Florida Heavyweight
    IWGP Tag Team w/Scott Norton
  • Why they will get in: He was a good performer.
  • Why they won't get in: He is not remembered as much as he should be.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Received a WWF World Title Shot against Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event (3/15/86)
    2.  Won a 20 Man Battle Royal on Saturday Night’s Main Event (2/21/87)
    3.  Wrestled Billy Jack Haynes to a time limit draw at MSG (6/14/87)
    4.  Had highest profile match as a face against Ted DiBiase on national television (2/3/89)
    5.  Was the last “heel” wrestler left at the Survivor Series Match of Survival (11/22/90)

Should Hercules be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.2%

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0 #1 Taylor Fernandez 2019-02-03 01:40
I feel my father should be inducted into the hall of fame. In my eyes he was a great performer , he paid his dues, and he worked hard. He worked hard and was always on the road . I missed him so much when he would leave but I Knew it was something he loved to do. Wrestling, besides his family, was his world. When he was a wrestler, he would also visit the sick children at St. Joseh's hospital , he would also speak at local private schools in tampa. He would try to keep kids in school and away from drugs. When we would go on family outings he would always stop to take a picture or sign an autograph. My dad was an amazing man, father and wrestle. Did he get the push he should of? No, but it doesn't take away the fact that he was a good wrestler who does deserve to be in the Hall of fame. R.I.P Dad
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