José Díaz Velazquez (July 6, 1929 – April 16, 2003) was a Mexican Luchador, or professional wrestler, better known under his ring name Ray Mendoza. Diaz had great success in the National Wrestling Alliance, where he was a five time World Light Heavyweight Champion, as well as the first Mexican to hold the championship. In 1975, Diaz helped establish Universal Wrestling Association with Francisco Flores and Benjamín Mora. During his many title reigns, Diaz faced many present or future stars, such as Gran Hamada, Killer Kowalski, John Tolos, El Solitario, Fishman, René Guajardo, Gory Guerrero, El Santo, and Cavernario Galindo. After retiring, Diaz became an actor and appeared in several Mexican films. Mendoza was the father of Los Villanos, Villaño I, Villaño II. Villaño III, Villaño IV and Villaño V.

In wrestling

  • Finishing move
  • Nicknames
  • Jefe Indio Dedos Chuecos (Indian Chief Twisted Fingers

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask Al Velasco Gigantua Unknown 01954-01-011954  
Mask Ray Mendoza Sunny War Cloud Unknown Unknown  
Hair Ray Mendoza El Audaz Unknown Unknown  
Hair Ray Mendoza Karloff Lagarde Mexico City, Mexico 01965-01-011965  
Hair René Guajardo Ray Mendoza Mexico City, Mexico 01965-08-01August 1965  
Hair Ray Mendoza El Nazi Mexico City, Mexico 01966-02-04February 4, 1966  
Hairs Black Shadow and Ray Mendoza Los Hippies (Renato Torres and El Vikingo) Mexico City, Mexico 01968-04-18April 18, 1968  
Hair El Solitario Ray Mendoza Mexico City, Mexico 01968-12-13December 13, 1968  
Hairs Ray Mendoza and Dory Dixon Rene Guajardo and Shibata Mexico City, Mexico 01971-10-06October 6, 1971  
Hair Ángel Blanco Ray Mendoza Mexico City, Mexico 01972-11-10November 10, 1972  
Hairs Ray Mendoza and Ringo Mendoza Ángel Blanco and Kim Chul Won Mexico City, Mexico 01973-09-21September 21, 1973  
Hair Ray Mendoza Ángel Blanco Mexico City, Mexico 01975-07-06July 6, 1975  
Hair Ray Mendoza César Valentino Mexico City, Mexico 01977-06-26June 26, 1977  

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