• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 6, 2004) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2004, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Hercules Hernandez (Real name: Ray Fernandez) at the age of 47 due to a heart disease.
Hercules wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 till he left in 1992.
He was originally managed by “Classy” Freddie Blassie, but Slick took over the contracts of Blassie’s entire stable in 1986, before selling Hercules to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan a few months later.
His most famous matches were probably against “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Title on an episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1986, and wrestling The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania IV in 1988.
† REST IN PEACE HERCULES
May 7, 1956 – March 6, 2004
• Chris Jericho Reveals Why Former WWF Wrestler Committed Suicide
During a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho talked about former WWF/WCW wrestler Chris Kanyon committing suicide.
Below is what Jericho said:
“There’s a guy – God bless him – his name is Chris Kanyon, a wrestler. And we always kind of knew that he was gay, but no one cared!
He never came out. And then, he ended up taking his own life because of it and it’s just one of those things.
Like, we knew! We were all a gang with Disco Inferno, and Billy Kidman, and it’s like we never saw him with any chicks.
You know, but why be scared around your friends? And that ended up leading to him wanting to take his life.”
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