General

Jinzo (September 16, 1991) is a Mexican professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Raul Mendoza. He was part of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic during June 2016 and by mid-2017 began wrestling regularly in WWE as part of the NXT brand.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

Jinzo debuted in 2006 in Mexico and wrestled for numerous promotions throughout his home country. He won his first title at age 23 when he won a Six-Way match at DTU 6 Anos to win Desastre Total Ultraviolento's vacant DTU Alto Impacto Championship. His title reign lasted over 140 days.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Cruiserweight Classic (2016)

After nine years wrestling in numerous promotions throughout Mexico, Jinzo signed with the WWE in 2016. He debuted on June 23 as part Raul Mendoza, competing in the Cruiserweight Classic where he was eliminated in the first round by Brian Kendrick.

NXT (2017-present)

Mendoza returned to WWE in May 2017 to compete in NXT. There he spent remainder of the year wrestling against trainee talent as well as fellow recruits from the independent promotions nationwide and from around the world. On the November 30th edition of NXT Live, Mendoza was involved in a 20-Man Battle Royal won by Trent Seven. On December 9, Mendoza finished out 2017 with a singles match won by Fabian Aichner. During the February 3, 2018 house show, Mendoza entered a Fatal Four-Way Number One Contendership match for the NXT Championship involving Buddy Murphy, Brennan Williams and Jeet Rama. Despite not winning the fatal four-way match, Mendoza won the Number One Contendership Battle Royal held during the February 9 house show. On the following day on February 10, Mendoza challenged Andrade Almas for the NXT Championship but was unsuccessful in winning the championship. For the remainder of February and into the following month of March, Mendoza would wrestle in a string of singles matches against opponents including Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Roderick Strong, Ricochet, Dan Matha, EC3, Babatunde Aiyegbusi and No Way Jose. On April 6, during the second day of the 2018 WrestleMania Axxess weekend event, Mendoza entered the WWE United Kingdom Championship Invitational where he was eliminated in the first round by Lince Dorado. During the June 2 house show, Mendoza entered a Number One Contendership Battle Royal for the NXT North American Championship, ending with the match eventually won by Tucker Knight.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

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