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Villano IV

Either Villaño IV or V before he was unmasked.
Ring name(s) Villano IV
Leopardo Negro III
Ray Mendoza Jr.
Super Maquina Jr.
Billed height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Billed weight 100 kg (220 lb; 16 st)
Born December 19, 1969 (1969-12-19) (age 40)
Tijuana, Mexico
Trained by Ray Mendoza
Debut December 1982

Thomas Mendoza (born December 19, 1969) is a Mexican professional wrestler. Within the stable Los Villanos, he wrestled for Universal Wrestling Association, Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, and World Championship Wrestling. While more popular in the south, he frequently performed as a jobber in WCW, usually appearing on shows like WCW Saturday Night.

The other sons of Ray Mendoza who have used the name "Villano" include Villano I, Villano II, Villano III (Arturo Díaz Mendoza), and Villano V (Raymundo Diaz Mendoza).


Professional wrestling career


World Championship Wrestling

Villaño IV and V began working for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as part of the influx of Luchadors in 1996. Villaño IV made his debut at the 1996 World War 3 event as part of the Three Ring, 60 man battle royal.[1] Subsequently Los Villaños worked mainly the weekend shows such as WCW World Wide and WCW Saturday Night.[2] The brothers played the role of a heel and would occasionally cheat by switching places while the referee was distracted (all Villanos wore identical attire, aside from their Roman numeral distinctions). Los Villaños made a couple of appearances on WCW's main shows and PPVs such as Villaño IV teaming with Konnan and La Parka to defeat Juventud Guerrera, Ciclope & Super Calo at SuperBrawl VII.[3] They also worked an eight man tag match at the last ever Clash of the Champions, Clash of the Champions XXXV, alongside Psychosis and Silver King against Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, Héctor Garza and Lizmark Jr..[4] While working in WCW Villaño IV suffered a neck injury as a result of a failed move, by Kanyon and Raven. The injury threatened to force Villaño IV into retirement but he was able to recover and was back teaming with Villaño V in WCW in 2000.[5]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Lucha de Apuesta record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask Leopardo Negro II Leopardo Negro I unknown 1980s  
Hair Leopardo Negro II Luis Mariscal Puebla, Puebla 01983-04-16 April 16, 1983  
Hair Villano IV Enfermero II Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State 01983-08-21 August 21, 1983  
Hair Villano IV Emilio Charles, Jr. Jalapa, Veracruz 01983-09-29 September 29, 1983  
Mask Villano IV Loco Zandokan Naucalpan, Mexico State 01988-01-31 January 31, 1988  
Mask Los Villaños
(Villaño I, IV & V)
Los Brazos
(Oro, Plata & El Brazo)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 01988-10-21 October 21, 1988 [9]
Mask Villano IV El Engendro Naucalpan, Mexico State 01991-02-03 February 3, 1991  
Mask Los Villaños
(Villaño I, IV & V)
Mercenarios Americanos
(Tim Patterson, Bill Anderson & Louie Spicolli)
Tijuana, Baja California 01991-07-19 July 19, 1991  
Mask Villano IV Tigre Canadiense Naucalpan, Mexico State 01991-10-20 October 20, 1991  
Hair Villano IV Brazo de Oro Acapulco, Guerrero 02004-11-20 November 20, 2004 Los Brazos vs. Los Villanos cage match
Hair Villano IV Hombre Bala Mexico City, Mexico 02009-07-01 July 1, 2009 [10]


General sources - Championship Information
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 389–402. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.  
General sources - Career
  • Madigan, Dan (2007). "Dorada de lucha libre: Las Leyendas, las peleas, los fósforos del resentimiento (the golden age of lucha libre: the legends, the feuds, the grudge matches): Ray Mendoza and Los Villaños". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizare & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 193–197. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.  
  • Luchas 2000 staff. "Luchas 2000" (in Spanish). Villano III: El Ultimo Rey (Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V.): pp. 1–35. Especial 37.  
  1. ^ "World War 3 1996". Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  2. ^ Cawthon, Graham. "Ring Results: WCW 1997". quote= Rey Mysterio Jr. would face Villano IV the following weekend on WCW Saturday Night. Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  3. ^ "SuperBrawl VII". Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  4. ^ "Clash of Champions XXXV". Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  5. ^ Cawthon, Graham. "Ring Results: WCW 2000-2001". quote= WCW Saturday Night taping: 2/12/00: Ron & Don Harris defeated Villano IV & V. Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  6. ^ "Finishing Moves List". Other Arena. Retrieved 2009-08-28.  
  7. ^ a b "High Voltage vs Super Calo & Villano IV". World Championship Wrestling TNT. WCW Pro. 1997-06-01.
  8. ^ Flores, Manuel (July 18, 2008). "Histórico de ganadores del torneo: La Gran Alternativa" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved September 5, 2009.  
  9. ^ Enciclopedia staff (July, 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras" (in Spanish). Brazo, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata (Mexico): pp. 39–41. Tomo I.  
  10. ^ Juan Pablo Valencia. (July 4, 2009). "COLISEINOS VS INDEPENDIENTES ARENA LOPEZ MATEOS 01 DE JULIO 2009" (in Spanish). La Wagnermania. Retrieved July 5, 2009.  


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