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Gino Hernandez (1957-1986)

Real Name - Charles Wolfe

Lifepan - 8/14/57 - 1/30/86

6'3" 248 lbs. - Highland Park, TX

Athletic Background - n/a

Teacher(s) - Jose Lothario

Professional Background - SWCW(`77), Detroit(`77), SCW(`78-`79), WCCW(`79-`86), SWCW(`81)

Aliases - none

Groups - none

Peak Years - `78-`86

Finisher(s) - 
- Flying Reverse Elbowdrop

Favorites -

- Suplex

- Dropkick

- Bionic Elbow

- Turnbuckle Smash

- Gut Punch

Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set5

Intangibles Rating - 


Place in History - Gino Hernandez stands out in many people's minds as a standout example of 80s excess in pro-wrestling. He was a handsome kid with good charisma and a natural feel for the ring. At 19, he was given a big run in Detroit that established him. When he returned to Texas, Hernandez was paired with Tully Blanchard as a top heel. He learned some tricks to playing an arrogant pretty boy and really emerged as someone who could be a top star in the near future. Meanwhile, Hernandez became involved in acting, notably in soap operas. While he remained on course to bigger things in pro-wrestling, his drive seemed to sway. In World Class, he formed another excellent team with Chris Adams. Hernandez was one of the key stars in the Dallas territory, filled with good-looking young talent. A drug overdose took his life right in the middle of it all. Not even yet thirty, it's unquestionable that if Hernandez had continued on his path in the ring that he could have become a major player in the next few years. But, it was too much, too soon and Gino Hernandez is just one of the many casualties of World Class Championship Wrestling.