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A former headliner for the World Wrestling Federation, Raymond Fernandez, professionally known as Hercules Hernandez, died on February 13, 2004 from heart disease. He was 47 years old.

As Hercules, he had a long run with the WWF during its boom period, where he would be one of the last charges led by Fred Blassie. Hercules would have several high profile feuds with Hulk Hogan, Billy Jack Haynes, Bobby Heenan and others. He finished out his WWF tenure as a member of Power & Glory (with partner Paul

Roma), a top tandem in the tag team ranks.

Prior to this, he worked across the country in several of the major territories: Mid-Atlantic, World Class, Florida, amongst others. Known for his massive strength and intimidating build, its of little wonder he was called Hercules. He was a big man who just happened to be very adept in the ring that made him a superstar.

In later years he worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he and partner Scott Norton formed the Jurassic Powers during the peak years of the promotion. They were easily one of the most dominant pairings of that time.

All of us here at the CAC send our condolences to the family and friends of Raymond Fernandez.