Figueroa worked in TNA during it’s beginning, and is a former NWA World Tag Team Champion with D’lo Brown. He was a part of the original incarnation of the Latin American Exchange, but no-showed a TNA pay-per-view in January 2006, shortly after the group’s formation. He was replaced by the wrestler Machete at the next month’s pay-per-view, who was eventually replaced by Hernandez. Apolo was released by TNA in February 2006.
Figueroa was a participant in a TNA event that took place on June 3, 2007 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Figueroa was booked to wrestle in a tag team match with Jeff Jarrett against Scott Steiner and James Storm — Figueroa’s team won the match. A sidekick applied to Steiner by Figueroa injured his trachea. After Steiner confronted respiratory problems he underwent surgery in a nearby hospital. Steiner was hospitalized for several weeks. Steiner revealed on the July 20, 2007 edition of TNA Today that he was initially given 5 hours to live by doctors, and showed off an 18-inch scar.
Figueroa has had his share of legal problems in the past year. He was arrested on May 23, 2007 for missing a child-support payment, he was released one week later after part of the alimony money was lent by his best friend. A few weeks later on June 22, 2007, Figueroa was jailed after he supposedly twisted the arm and squeezed the neck of his wife, former professional wrestler VerÃ³nica Polera, also known as Havana. The couple where traveling through a road when the incident happened. Following the incident, Polera sought refuge in the police headquarters. Polera was attended by medical personnel in the Center of Diagnosis and Treatment of BayamÃ³n. According to the prosecutor in the case, Polera had bruises on her neck. Figueroa was subsequently arrested after a judge determined there was cause for his arrest. Figueroa was arrested and the judge established the bail amount at eight thousand dollars, which he paid later that evening.’
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