Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico
Raul Mendoza: Bio
One of the world’s fastest Superstars and most spectacular aerial artists, Raul Mendoza keeps opponents on their toes by darting around the ring like a pinball bouncing off bumpers.
Following in the footsteps of his idol, WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero, Mendoza established himself in Mexico’s tradition-rich lucha libre scene before attaining Superstardom under the WWE banner. He first gained the attention of the WWE Universe with an impressive showing during the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic. The performance opened eyes and earned Mendoza a spot on the NXT roster, where he now mixes it up with the black-and-gold brand’s toughest competitors.
Though Mendoza was no stranger to leaving audiences in awe of his in-ring performances, he nevertheless seemed to have some difficulty establishing himself in NXT, but that all changed when he was abducted. You read that correctly. After being kidnapped, Mendoza pledged his allegiance to the charismatic Santos Escobar, who took Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde under his ring to form the dominant Legado del Fantasma. Ever since the three competitors joined forces, wins have come in bunches on NXT as well as 205 Live.
Capable of stealing the show on any given night, Mendoza remains among the brightest young prospects in all of WWE.