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368. Ray Mendoza
The father of all five of the Villanos (I through V), Ray Mendoza was a former boxer who would transition to a twenty-five year career in Lucha Libre.  Mendoza would be associated with the NWA Light Heavyweight Title for years and is one of the few wrestlers to have achieved near equal success as a face as he was as a heel.  He would later be part of the group that established the UWA promotion in Mexico.

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  • Other Aliases: Chato Ortiz
    Indio Mendoza
    El Hombre del Rayo Rojo
    El Rayo Rojo
    Gargantua
  • Billed From: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Key Championships Held: NWA World Light Heavyweight (6)
    Mexico Light Heavyweight
    NWA World Middleweight
    NWA (Los Angeles) United Heavyweight
    NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team (3) 1w/Mil Mascaras, 1w/Raul Mata & 1w/Raul Reyes
    UWA (Mexico) World Light Heavyweight (3)
  • Why they will get in: He is the patriarch of a successful wrestling family.
  • Why they won't get in: None of which saw action in the WWE, including the senior!
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:
    1. Wins his first of six NWA World Light Heavyweight Championships by defeating Dory Dixon (9/11/59)
    2. Defeats Rene Guajardo for the NWA Middleweight Title (3/11/67)
    3. Beat John Tolos for the NWA (Los Angeles) United National Title (12/4/70)
    4. Loses high profile hair vs hair match to Perro Aguayo (5/24/75)
    5. Won a tournament for the UWA Light Heavyweight Title (11/25/75)

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