Peter Hernandez (born June 14, 1989) is an American professional wrestler, known by his ring name, Peter Avalon.[4] He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is best known for his appearances in Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Also, Hernandez appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Norv Fernum.

Peter Avalon
Hollywood Heritage Champion "Pretty" Peter Avalon.jpg
Avalon as the Hollywood Heritage Champion in 2015
Birth namePeter Hernandez
Born (1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 30)[1]
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
ResidenceRancho Cucamonga, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Peter Avalon
Norv Fernum
Adam James[2]
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight169 lb (77 kg)
Billed fromCarson City, Nevada[3]
San Diego, California
DebutNovember 15, 2008

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Early careerEdit

 
Avalon at a Pro Wrestling Guerrilla event in 2011

Avalon debuted November 15, 2008 for the Empire Wrestling Federation against Chris Kadillak in San Bernardino, California in a losing effort. He would debut for the Alternative Wrestling Show early the following year. He would go on to win the Alternative Wrestling Show's Light-Heavyweight Title from TJ Perkins on April 26, 2009 in Rowland Heights, California.[5] Awarded the new AWS Lightweight Championship at the next show, he would go on to defend the championship amongst wrestlers in the Southern California area like Charles Mercury, Chris Kadillak, and Malachi Jackson. He would begin a feud with Human Tornado over the AWS championship which would culminate in a Falls Count Anywhere match on October 23, 2009 where he was the winner.[6]

Avalon would continue to compete throughout Southern California in 2010 for companies like EWF, AWS, SoCal Pro Wrestling, Mach 1 Pro Wrestling, and New Wave Pro Wrestling. He would debut and compete in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas for the West Coast Wrestling Connection. Avalon would go on to make his Pro Wrestling Guerrilla debut at "Seven" on July 30, 2010 in a 6-man tag match.

Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (2010–present)Edit

Avalon made his Championship Wrestling from Hollywood debut on August 25, 2010 in a losing effort to Colt Cabana.[7] Peter would join up with Adam Pearce, Joey Kaos, and Austin Aries to form "The Standard". The four of them would go on to feud with the likes of Scorpio Sky, Joey Ryan, Nick Madrid, and Willie Mack throughout 2010 and early 2011.

In 2011, The Standard would eventually break-up and Peter would find himself aligned with Ray Rosas and Rico Dynamite. The trio would enter a feud with Ryan Taylor, Famous B, Aaron Bolo, and later, Jarek Matthews. The feud would culminate in a Six Man Tag Team Hair Vs. Hair Elimination Match on July 10, 2011 which saw Peter get his hair cut by Ryan Taylor. Avalon would eventually enter into a feud with Ryan Taylor. Peter, accompanied by Ray Rosas, would torment Taylor month after month, competing in several competitive and violent matches. The feud would culminate in a Steel Cage match on February 12, 2012 in Glendale, California with Peter on the losing end.[8]

On July 21, 2013, Avalon and his partner Ray Rosas, now collectively known as "PPRay," defeated Los Bandidos (Rico Dynamite & Tito Escondido), The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma) and The Tribe (Hawaiian Lion & Navajo Warrior) in an Elimination tag team match to win the CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championships.

Avalon would go on to relinquish the tag team championships after Rosas sustained an injury, but was interrupted by the RockNES Monsters. Instead of giving the titles up, Peter chose to defend the titles in a 2 on 1 handicap match against RockNES. Peter would ultimately lose the match and the Heritage Tag Team Titles to the RockNES Monsters on April 13, 2014.[9] On October 12, 2014 for CWFHollywood, PPRay defeated The RockNES Monsters to win the CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship. They lost the titles against the former champions 12 days later at a Baja Stars event in Tijuana, Mexico.[10]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2013–2015)Edit

Hernandez made his TNA debut on October 20, 2013 at Bound for Glory as a jobber, losing to Ethan Carter III using the ring name Norv Fernum.[11] Following his appearance at Bound for Glory, Fernum returned on the October 31, episode of Impact Wrestling challenging and losing to Carter in a rematch.[12] On the November 22, 2013, Thanksgiving edition of Impact Wrestling, The BroMans (Robbie E and Jessie Godderz) defeated Dewey Barnes and Fernum to win the first ever tag team turkey bowl, in the process forcing Barnes and Fernum to wear the annual turkey suits. On the December 12, 2013 episode of Impact Wrestling Fernum competed in a twelve man Feast or Fired match. On January 2, 2014, Fernum was defeated by the debuting Samuel Shaw.

On the July 9, 2015 episode of Impact Wrestling, Fernum made his return to TNA, unsuccessfully challenging TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III in a Gauntlet match for the championship.[13]

Championship Wrestling from Arizona (2016–present)Edit

In 2016, the United Wrestling Network created a sister program to CWFH, called Championship Wrestling from Arizona.

In addition to continuing as an in-ring performer, Avalon took on a production role behind the scenes. His backstage role ultimately bled on-screen as he began to refer to himself as "Producer" Peter Avalon.

Frequently abusing his power, Avalon briefly lost control of the show to Ryan Morals in a gavel-on-a-pole match. Avalon ultimately won control of the show back shortly before re-debuting on CWFH programming.

WWE appearance (2017)Edit

On December 5, 2017, Hernandez appeared on SmackDown Live as a jobber, under the name Adam James, teaming with Fidel Bravo (under the name Josh Carr) in a losing effort against the Bludgeon Brothers.[14]

All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)Edit

On the April 22, 2019 episode of Being The Elite, it was announced that Avalon had signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[15] At Fyter Fest, he made his AEW debut accompanying fellow librarian Leva Bates in her match and at Fight for the Fallen, he made his AEW in-ring debut, losing to Sonny Kiss.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @PAvalon (27 January 2014). "@DimitarMalamov Any one from my Facebook is fine. 1989" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Adam James & Josh Carr: SmackDown LIVE, Dec. 5, 2017. youtube.com. WWE. December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  3. ^ #TheBuyIn - AEW Fight for the Fallen - Sat, July 13th, 2019. YouTube.com. All Elite Wrestling. July 13, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "PWG Roster Page".
  5. ^ "AWS Light-Heavyweight Title Win".
  6. ^ "2009 Match Results". SoCal Uncensored.
  7. ^ "NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywood #3".
  8. ^ "NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywood Results".
  9. ^ CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship#Title History
  10. ^ Josh Garcia (26 October 2014). DSCN3058 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S TNA BFG PPV RESULTS 10/20 (Hour 2): Angle vs. Roode featured match, KO Title match, ECIII debuts". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
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  13. ^ "Imapct Wrestling results 6/25".
  14. ^ "WWE SmackDown Live #955 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  15. ^ "Four AEW Signings Announced In Latest 'Being The Elite'". Wrestlezone. 22 April 2019.
  16. ^ "AWS Light Heavyweight Championship history".
  17. ^ "AWS Tag Team Championship history".
  18. ^ "AWS/WCA Race For The Ring 2 - Tag 2 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  19. ^ "AUPW Las Vegas Championship history".
  20. ^ "CWFH Heritage Heavyweight Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  21. ^ "UWN Television Title". Wrestling-Titles.com.
  22. ^ "Moments after winning the 2015 Red... - Championship Wrestling from Hollywood" – via www.facebook.com.
  23. ^ "Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  24. ^ "IWL Anarchy Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  25. ^ "SCP Tag Team Championship history".
  26. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012 - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com.
  27. ^ "2013 SoCal Year End Awards". SoCal Uncensored. 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2015-08-07.
  28. ^ "WCWC Tag Team Championship history".

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