|Birth name||Arturo Díaz Mendoza|
|Born||March 23, 1952|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Died||August 21, 2018 (aged 66)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Búfalo Salvaje|
|Billed height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Trained by||Felipe Ham Lee|
|Debut||January 29, 1970|
Career[change | change source]
Díaz was a second generation wrestler, son of luchador Ray Mendoza and the father of professional wrestlers Villano III Jr. and El Hijo de Villano III himself. He retired from wrestling in 2015 due to health issues caused by wrestling.
For years Díaz was one of the known performers for the Universal Wrestling Association and during his career that spanned from 1970 until 2015 he worked for all major Mexican wrestling promotions such as Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and AAA.
Díaz was an enmascarado, or masked wrestler, up until 2000 where he lost to Atlantis and was forced to unmask. The match against Atlantis was later named "Match of the Year" by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Falleció el legendario Villano III por un infarto cerebral" [The legendary Villano III passed away due to a cerebral infarction]. MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.