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Wrestler: Gran Apollo
Real Name: Germán Figueroa
Birthday: May 6, 1975
Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Marital Status: Married to Habana
Height & Weight: 6'4" - 285 lbs.
Trained by: Hector Soto
Debut: 1999
Previous Gimmicks: Erick the Stripper (AWF)
Nuevo Gran Apolo
El Leon (TNA)
Apollo (TNA)
Finishing Move: El Fondo del Abismo
Rock Bottom
Favorite Moves: Full Nelson Slam
Notable Feuds: Rey Gonzales
Ricky Banderas
Shane the Glammour Boy
Balls Mahoney
Kid Kash & Dallas

  • IWA Tag Team titles w/Ricky Banderas defeating Chicky Starr & Victor the Bodyguard (May 14, 2000);
  • IWA Tag Team titles w/Ricky Banderas defeating Club WWF (Andy Anderson & Steve Bradley) (June 16, 2000);
  • IWA Tag Team titles w/Ricky Banderas defeating Chicky Starr & Victor the Bodyguard(August 5, 2000);
  • IWA Tag Team titles w/Miguelito Perez defeating Sons of Synn (Andy Anderson & Vyzago) (February 24, 2001);
  • IWA World title defeating Ricky Banderas (May 27, 2001);
  • IWA World title defeating Shane the Glammour Boy (October 27, 2001);
  • IWA World title defeating Savio Vega (April 13, 2002);
  • IWA World title defeating Primo Carnera (May 12, 2002);
  • IWA World title defeating Rey Fenix (Rey Gonzales) (November 9, 2002);
  • IWA World title defeating Rey Gonzales (July 19, 2003);
  • NWA TNA World Tag Team titles w/D'Lo Brown (April 14, 2004);
  • IWA World title defeating Rey Gonzales (September 4, 2004);


  • Peurto Rico


    NWA: Total Nonstop Action
  • June 19, 2002 - NWA: Total Nonstop Action Debut: Joins the Jarrett Upstart promotion..
  • August 7, 2002 - NWA: Total Non-Stop Action: Defeated by Jeff Jarret with Ricky Steamboat as referee...

    Back in Peurto Rico
  • April 2003: Gran Apolo, working out of Puerto Rico now, is out of action with a serious back injury..
  • IWA Peurto Rico: Nuevo Gran Apolo formed a team with Ricky Banderas known as Nueva Generacion..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action - El Lion
  • January 14, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Jeff Jarrett gets attacked by a mystery masked man, who Mike Tenay refers to as "El Leon"..
  • January 21, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Jeff Jarrett vs El Leon went to a NO CONTEST in a World title match..
  • February 4, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Abyss defeated El Leon by DQ after AJ Styles attacked Abyss during the match..
  • February 18, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Dustin Rhodes & El Leon defeated The Red-shirts (Legend & Kevin Northcutt)..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action - Apollo
  • El Lion unmasked himself and said he would wrestle under his own name with honor..
  • March 31, 2004 - NWA^TNA: DLo Brown/Apollo defeated S.Diamond/S.Siaki & S.Douglas/M.Shane & G.Gilbertti/D.Young..
  • April 14, 2004 - NWA^TNA: DLo Brown & Apollo defeated Kid Kash & Dallas by DQ to capture the Tag Team titles!
  • April 21, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Kid Kash & Dallas defeated DLo Brown & Apollo to recapture the Tag Team titles!
  • April 28, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Kid Kash & Dallas defeated DLo Brown & Apollo in a "Nightstick on a Poll" match..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action - Apollo
  • March 4, 2005 - TNA Impact: Dusty Rhodes welcomed Apollo (from IWA Puerto Rico) back to NWA: Total Nonstop Action..
  • March 11, 2005 - TNA Impact: Gran Apollo defeated Lance Hoyt w/Kid Kash..
  • March 25, 2005 - TNA Impact: Gran Apollo defeated Sonny Siaki..
  • April 8, 2005 - TNA Impact: Gran Apolo w/Sonny Siaki defeated Kid Kash w/Lance Hoyt by Disqialification..
  • April 15, 2005 - TNA Impact: Michael Shane & Kid Kash & Lance Hoyt defeated Chris Sabin & Gran Apolo & Sonny Siaki..
  • April 24, 2005 - TNA Lockdown: Gran Apolo & Sonny Siaki defeated Lance Hoyt & Chris Candido in a Tag Team Cage Match!
  • May 15, 2005 - TNA Hard Justice: Team Canada (Eric Young & Petey Williams) defeated Sonny Siaki & Gran Apollo..
  • ~~~Later on that night: Gran Apolo participated in the #1 Contenders 20-Man Gauntlet Match (won by Abyss)..
  • June 19, 2005 - Slammiversary: Simon Diamond & Trytan defeated Sonny Siaki & Apollo in a Pre-show tag team match..
  • July 15, 2005 - TNA Impact: Simon Diamond & Trytan defeated Sonny Siaki & Gran Apolo..
  • July 17, 2005 - No Surrender: Sonny Siaki & Apollo defeated Simon Diamond & David Young..
  • July 22, 2005 - TNA Impact: Kip James & Monty Brown defeated Sonny Siaki & Apollo..
  • August 5, 2005 - TNA Impact: Abyss defeated Gran Apollo (Lance Hoyt challenged Abyss to a match at Sacrifice)..
  • August 14, 2005 - TNA Sacrifice: Sonny Siaki & Apollo defeated Jerrelle Clark & Mikey Batts during the pre-show!
  • August 26, 2005 - TNA Impact: Gran Apolo w/Sonny Siaki defeated Elix Skipper w/Simon Diamond..
  • September 11, 2005 - TNA Unbreakable: Kip James & Monty Brown defeated Apollo & Lance Hoyt w/Sonny Siaki..
  • October 8, 2005 - TNA Impact: Samoa Joe & Alex Shelley defeated Chris Sabin & Apolo in a match taped for Xplosion..
  • October 15, 2005 - TNA Impact: Sonny Siaki & Apolo defeated Elix Skipper & David Young in a match taped for Xplosion..
  • October 23, 2005 - TNA Bound For Glory: Simon Diamond/Elix Skipper/David Young defeated Apollo/Sonny Siaki/Shark Boy..
  • November 19, 2005 - TNA Impact: America's Most Wanted (Tag Champions) defeated Sonny Siaki & Apollo in a Non-title match..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action - Konnan's Group:
  • December 31, 2005 - TNA Impact: Konnan, Homicide & Apollo attacked Bullet Bob Armstrong (who was trying to reform 4LK)..
  • January 6, 2006--IWA Puerto Rico: Rhino defeated Apollo..
  • January 7, 2006 - TNA Impact: The Naturals (Douglas & Stevens) defeated Homicide & Apollo by DQ when Konnan interfered..

    February 12, 2006: Apolo called TNA and claimed his flight from Puerto Rico to Orlando to work the Against All Odds PPV had been cancelled. TNA management checked flight schedules, and learned his flight had not been cancelled. Had Apolo worked the Against All Odds show, the plan was for him to be pinned, and LAX members to turn on him.