Ringo Mendoza

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Ringo Mendoza
Birth name Genaro Jacobo Contreras
Born (1949-09-19) September 19, 1949 (age 68)
Mezcala de la Asunción, Jalisco, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Ringo Mendoza
Billed height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Billed weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Billed from Mezcala de la Asunción, Jalisco, Mexico[1]
Trained by Diablo Velazco
Debut December 3, 1968[1]

Genaro Jacobo Contreras is a semi-retired Mexican professional wrestler, or Luchador in Spanish, and is a professional wrestling trainer for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Contreras is best known under the ring name Ringo Mendoza, which he has used since his debut in 1968. Contreras has two brothers who were also professional wrestlers, Pedro Jacobo Contreras who worked as Cachorro Mendoza ("Cub Mendoza") and another brother who wrestled as Indio Mendoza. Over the course of his career Ringo Mendoza held several Middleweight championships, including five NWA World Middleweight Championships, two Mexican National Middleweight Championships, one CMLL World Middleweight Championship and one Occidente Middleweight Championship. Mendoza wrestled his last match in 2011.

Professional wrestling career

Genaro Contreras made his professional wrestling debut in 1968, after training under renowned Mexican wrestling trainer Diablo Velazco, under the ring name "Ringo Mendoza", adopting a Native American persona complete with feathered headdress. Contreras would later be joined by his brothers who wrestled as Cachorro Mendoza and Indio Mendoza.[2] Mendoza won his first wrestling championship on November 29, 1974, when he defeated Aníbal to win the Mexican National Middleweight Championship.[3] Mendoza went on to hold the title for 822 days, over two years, before losing the title to Perro Aguayo on February 28, 1977.[3] During the 822-day reign Ringo Mendoza defended the title against opponents such as Tony Salazar and Perro Aguayo.[4] On July 3, 1977, Mendoza got a measure of revenge for his title loss as he defeated Perro Aguayo to win the NWA World Middleweight Championship, capturing the top title in this middleweight division.[5] Mendoza would become synonymous with the NWA Middleweight Title as he captured it five times between 1977 and 1981 defeating such wrestlers as El Faraón, Perro Aguayo, Tony Salazar, and Sangre Chicana. On June 6, 1980, Mendoza defeated Satánico to win his second Mexican National Middleweight Championship, holding it for 182 days before dropping it to El Faraón.[3] In the 1980s Mendoza began teaming more regularly with his brother Cachorro Mendoza, defeating Satánico and Espectro, Jr. in a tournament final to win the vacant Mexican National Tag Team Championship.[6] On January 15, 1983, Mendoza became a double champion as he defeated El Faraón to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship.[7] On July 28, 1983, Mendoza lost the championship to Satánico, but quickly regained it.[7] The Mendozas held the tag team title for a full 1,029 days before losing to Sangre Chicana and Cien Caras on April 12, 1985.[6] A month later Mendoza lost the NWA World Light Heavyweight title to MS-1 on February 13, 1985.[7] On November 28, 1986, Mendoza teamed up with Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. and Kiss to defeat Los Brazos (El Brazo, Brazo de Oro, and Brazo de Plata) to win the Mexican National Trios Championship.[8] The team held the title for 275 days before being defeated by Hombre Bala, Jerry Estrada, and Pirata Morgan on August 30, 1987.[8] In the late 1980s Ringo Mendoza began working for the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) where he defeated Gran Cochisse to win the UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship on April 29, 1989.[9] Over a year later, on June 29, 1990, he lost the UWA title to long-time rival Perro Aguayo. From the early 1990s on Ringo Mendoza began focusing part of his time on training wrestlers, mainly working with young wrestlers on Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)'s roster. Mendoza's last wrestling related highlight came on March 7, 1999 when he defeated Emilio Charles, Jr. to win the CMLL World Middleweight Championship, making him one of a very few wrestler to have won the Mexican, NWA World and CMLL World Middleweight championships to date.[3][5][10] Mendoza defended the championship on at least 10 occasions over the 742 days his reign lasted, defeating wrestlers such as Blue Panther, Scorpio, Jr., Rey Bucanero, Zumbido, Apolo Dantés, Black Warrior, Villano III and Mano Negra before losing the title back to Emilio Charles on March 18, 2001.[11] Since losing the title Mendoza has focused on training wrestlers at CMLL's Mexico City and Guadalajara, Jalisco based wrestling schools. In 2011 Mendoza wrestled his last match.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Luis Mariscal (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Asesino Negro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Black Killer (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Brazo de Plata (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Bruno Estrada (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Bruno Victoria (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Coloso Colosetti (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Brazo (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Nazi (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Espanto II (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Espanto III (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Pérez Mosqueda (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Satánico (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Vick Amezcua (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Idolo (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event 1970s  
Ray and Ringo Mendoza (hair) Ángel Blanco and Kim Chul Won (hair) Mexico City, Mexico EMLL 40th Anniversary Show September 21, 1973 [13][14]
Gemelo Diablo II (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event 1975  
Perro Aguayo (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event May 25, 1975 [15]
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Perro Aguayo (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event May 26, 1976 [15]
Ringo Mendoza and Carlos Plata (hair) Los Gemelos Diablo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 11, 1976  
El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza (hair) Perro Aguayo and Joe Polardi (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 9, 1977 [15]
El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza (hair) Sangre Chicana and Alfonso Dantés (hair) Mexico City, Mexico 22. Aniversario de Arena México April 22, 1978 22. Aniversario de Arena México
Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Adorable Rubí and Divino Roy (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 22, 1979 [16]
El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Nazi and Adorable Rubí (hair) Mexico City, Mexico 24. Aniversario de Arena México April 7, 1980 [17]
El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza (hair) Tony Benetto and Herodes (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 27, 1980  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Faraón (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 4, 1981  
Sangre Chicana and El Satánico (hair) Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Unknown Live event May 1982  
Ringo Mendoza, César Curiel and Rey Salomón (hair) Tony Benetto, Herodes and Adorable Rubí (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 10, 1982 [18]
La Fiera and Mocho Cota (hair) Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 1, 1983  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Tony Benetto (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 1984  
Ringo Mendoza, Américo Rocca and Tony Salazar (hair) Los Misioneros de la Muerte (hair)
(El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro)
Mexico City, Mexico EMLL 53rd Anniversary Show September 19, 1986 [14]
Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Macho (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 2, 1988  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Scorpio (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event August 17, 1990  
El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza (hair) MS-1 and Masakre (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 7, 1990  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Fabuloso Blondy (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event November 30, 1990  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Luis Mariscal (hair) Mezcala Live event January 6, 1991  
Perro Aguayo and Ringo Mendoza (hair) The Texas Rangers (masks) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 3, 1991 [15]
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Ranger (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 10, 1991  
Bestia Salvaje (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event August 16, 1992  
Javier Cruz (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 2, 1993 [Note 1]
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Luis Mariscal (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event December 8, 1993  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Hombre Bala (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 15, 1994  
Américo Rocca (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event February 16, 1996  
Ringo Mendoza and Tajiri (hair) Chicago Express and Mogur (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 14, 1998  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) El Signo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 6, 1998  
Ringo Mendoza and Campesino del Valle (hair) Indio Loco and El Mohicano I (hair) Xochimilco, Mexico City Live event September 9, 2000  
Emilio Charles Jr. (hair) Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event April 15, 2001  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Guerrero Del Futuro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event October 19, 2003  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Mohicano I (hair) Cholula, Puebla Live event May 27, 2006  

Notes

  1. ^ The match also included Mogur.

References

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  16. ^ Centinela, Teddy (June 22, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1979: Alfonso Dantés derrota a Satoru Sayama… Ringo y Cachorro Mendoza rapan a Adorable Rubí y Divino Roy" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
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