Cruz Del Toro

Jan 10, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Raúl Mendoza
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 16, 1991
From: Cordoba, Veracruz (Mexico)
Pro Debut: September 16, 2006
Trained By: Black Tiger, El Mexicano, Gran Apache, Ángel Del Futuro & Simba I
Finishing Move: Suplex Backbreaker


– Mendoza began his career as ‘Tribal’ in his native Mexico
– In December 2012, Mendoza debuted a new ‘Jinzo’ gimmick. He would be competing full-time as Jinzo by April 2013
– On December 21, 2013, Jinzo defeated Hacker, Hormiga, Poison, Black Fire & Septimo Dragon to win the vacant DTU Alto Impacto Title
– In June 2014, Jinzo began a run with Japan’s Pro Wrestling NOAH
– Mendoza competed in the 2016 WWE Cruiserweight Classic under his real name, losing to Brian Kendrick in the first round
– In early 2017, Mendoza signed with WWE
– Mendoza made his NXT debut on May 25, 2017, losing to The Velveteen Dream
– In mid-2020, Mendoza joined the Legado del Fantasma stable, alongside Santos Escobar & Joaquin Wilde
– In a dark match prior to Takeover War Games IV, Legado Del Fantasma defeated Ashante Adonis, Curt Stallion & August Grey
– In April 2022, Mendoza was renamed ‘Cruz Del Toro’ as the group were called up to the main roster
– At NXT New Year’s Evil 2024, The LWO (del Toro, Joaquin Wilde & Carlito) defeated No Quarter Catch Crew (Drew Gulak, Damon Kemp & Myles Borne)
– All members of the Latino World Order were moved to Raw in the 2024 draft

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