Raul Mata Wiki Bio
Raúl Mata (January 26, 1947 – December 19, 2018) was a Mexican wrestler, or professional wrestler, who was active primarily from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Mata was the Mexican national light heavyweight champion for a record 1,164 days. He often teamed up with his brother Carlos Mata and together they held the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship promoted by NWA Hollywood in the Southern California region. He also won the tag team title with Dory Dixon, Ray Mendoza, David Morgan, Victor Rivera and Chavo Guerrero (twice).
Dilcia Mejía, almost 16 years after her death, Florida investigators solved a murder case and arrested the stepfather Raúl Mata of a girl who was brutally murdered in 2004. Miami-Dade police announced on Thursday the arrest of Raúl Mata , 46 years old.
Professional wrestling career
The exact year that Raúl Mata started wrestling is uncertain, only he was fighting for the Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) in the late 1960s. Mata’s first major championship was the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship. , a championship he won on April 11, 1968 when he defeated Dr. Wagner to win the vacant title.  The reign of the championship lasted until June 18, 1972, when Mata lost the title to Enrique Vera.  In the early 1970s, Raúl Mata had started working for Southern California-based NWA Hollywood, based in Los Angeles, CA. At NWA Hollywood he held the NWA Americas Couples Championship with a multitude of partners. In 1972 Mata held the title with Dory Dixon and Ray Mendoza, both regular EMLL wrestlers as well.  Between December 21, 1973 and October 28, 1976, Mata held the Americas tag title five more times, teaming up with David Morgan, Víctor Rivera, Chavo Guerrero twice and finally with his brother Carlos. Bush.  In 1977 Mata won the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship when he defeated El Halcón on December 18, 1977 to win the title.  Mata held the title until July 1, 1978, where he lost the title to El Nazi.  In 1970 Mata again won his NWA Americas Tag Team Championship, this time teaming up with Mando Guerrero to defeat Leroy Brown and Allen Coage for the titles, holding them for a month before losing the belts to the Twin Devils.  Raúl Mata also held the NWA World Lightweight Championship for 11 months, winning it on January 20, 1980 from the hands of Alfonso Dantés, losing it again to Dantés on December 15, 1980. 
Murder of 16-year-old Dilcia Mejia
On September 17, 2004, Mata was charged with the murder of 16-year-old Dilcia Mejia.
That morning, police were called to a Miami-Dade home and found Dilcia with a deep cut on her neck. Dilcia was murdered 5 days after her 16th birthday.
Mata was at home at the time and apparently even ordered authorities to find the girl’s body.
Dilcia’s death was murder
A few days later, the doctor’s office ruled that Dilcia’s death was murder, but no arrests were made at the time.
The arrest comes after investigators claimed Mata matched the DNA forensic scientists recovered from Dilcia’s nails.
An affidavit used by PEOPLE further states that the stepfather had a strained relationship with Dilcia.
The affidavit also alleges that Dilcia told a school counselor that Mata made inappropriate sexual progress against her.
“This person started a whole new life in California, remarried and had a son,” Miami-Dade elder Jorge Aguiar said Thursday at a news conference. “So you can see that this person had no conscience. Because this person practically went on with her life and led a normal life. ”
Miami-Dade District Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said the arrest, which came nearly two decades later, was intended to comfort other families awaiting justice.
Mata is awaiting extradition to Miami-Dade County. She was not given the opportunity to present a statement and it was unclear whether she was represented by an attorney.
Mejía’s cousin, Trinidad González, also spoke to reporters, saying the arrest brought some relief.
Stepfather Raul Mata
“It was terrible and no family should be able to go through this,” Gonzalez said. “It’s like taking a big load off us. I am speechless and happy that Raúl Mata can face the consequences of the cruel acts he committed 16 years ago ”.