Raul Mendoza

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Raul Mendoza
Birth nameRaúl Mendoza
Born (1991-09-16) September 16, 1991 (age 27)
Córdoba, Veracruz,
Mexico
ResidenceOrlando, Florida,
United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jinzo[1]
Raul Mendoza[1]
Ronnie Mendoza[1]
Tribal[1]
Billed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Billed weight190 lb (86 kg)[2]
Billed fromCórdoba, Veracruz[2]
Trained byAngel del Futuro[1]
Black Tiger[1]
Gran Apache[1]
El Mexicano[1]
Ricky Marvin[3]
Simba I[1]
DebutSeptember 16, 2006[1]

Raúl Mendoza (born September 16, 1991) is a Mexican professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing in their developmental territory NXT.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Mendoza made his professional wrestling debut on September 16, 2006.[1] Over the next ten years, Mendoza would compete on the Mexican independent circuit, most notably appearing for independent promotions Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU), Perros del Mal (PdM), and the International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG), while also appearing for national promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) and Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah.

In June 2016, Mendoza was announced as a participant in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, a 32-man single-elimination tournament featuring competitors 205 lbs. and under, as a representative from Mexico.[4][3] Mendoza was eliminated from the tournament in the first round by The Brian Kendrick.[5] Following the Cruiserweight Classic, Mendoza was signed by WWE, who assigned him to compete in the NXT developmental territory. Mendoza made his NXT debut on the May 25, 2017 episode, being defeated by Velveteen Dream.[6] On February 9, 2018 at an NXT live event, Mendoza won a battle royal to become the number one contender to the NXT Championship.[7] The following day on February 10, Mendoza was defeated by NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas.[7]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Desastre Total Ultraviolento
    • DTU Alto Impacto Championship (1 time)[8]
  • Xtrem Mexican Wrestling
    • XMW International Cup (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Raul Mendoza at Cage Match
  2. ^ a b c "Raul Mendoza". WWE. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Cruiserweight Classic competitor: Raul Mendoza". WWE. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Joel Lampkin (July 6, 2016). "CWC participant Raul Mendoza on representing Mexico". Vavel. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "2016 WWE matches fought by Raul Mendoza".
  6. ^ "2017 WWE matches fought by Raul Mendoza". cagematch.net.
  7. ^ a b "2018 WWE matches fought by Raul Mendoza". cagematch.net.
  8. ^ "DTU Alto Impacto Championship". cagematch.net. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 1, 2016.


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