José Lothario

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José Lothario
Birth nameGuadalupe Robledo
Born(1934-12-12)December 12, 1934
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
DiedNovember 6, 2018(2018-11-06) (aged 83)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Spouse(s)Jean Robledo
Children2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)José Lothario
El Gran Lothario[1]
Great Lothario
Supersock[2]
Billed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[3]
Billed weight245 lb (111 kg)[3]
Billed fromSan Antonio, Texas[3]
Debut1956
Retired1999

Guadalupe Robledo (December 12, 1934 – November 6, 2018) was a Mexican professional wrestler, best known by the ring name of Jose Lothario.[1][4][5][6] He performed for such promotions as the NWA and the WWF.

Career[edit]

Lothario competed in the National Wrestling Alliance for most of his career.[1] He once had a losing streak of over 500 matches.[7]

On Christmas Day 1970, Lothario teamed up with Danny Miller to defeat The Infernos and win the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship. In storyline, the previous champions, Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdoch, had been stripped of the title.[8]

Lothario's biggest feuds were with Gino Hernandez, whom he defeated in a hair match in November 1978, and El Gran Marcus. He wrestled in Florida and Texas and was one of the most popular wrestlers in Houston Wrestling's history.

Lothario trained Shawn Michaels in the 1980s,[1] with Lothario later becoming Michaels' manager in the WWF in 1996, managing Michaels to winning his first WWF World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XII. At the In Your House 10: Mind Games pay per view in September 1996, Lothario squashed Jim Cornette. He continued to manage Michaels until Royal Rumble in January 1997. He briefly returned to WWF in January 1999 as part of a storyline involving Michaels.

Lothario's son Pete was also a professional wrestler in the Texas area. His wife, Jean Lothario, also wrestled with Joe Blanchard's Southwest Wrestling Alliance. They have a daughter, Gina.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Lothario died on November 6, 2018, at the age of 83.[9]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • L&G Promotions

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "WRESTLER PROFILES". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.bodyslamming.com/other/lothario.html
  3. ^ a b c Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
  4. ^ Texas Monthly May 1976
  5. ^ Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore By Terry Funk, Scott Williams, Mick Foley
  6. ^ Gordon Solie ... Something Left Behind By Florida Media, Incorporated
  7. ^ "Jose Lothario Tops Full Card on mat Tonight". Palm Beach Post. January 9, 1966. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  8. ^ Woodward, Buck (2009-12-25). "THIS DAY IN HISTORY". PWInsider. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  9. ^ Satin, Ryan (November 6, 2018). "José Lothario Dead At 83-Years-Old". Pro Wresting Sheet. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  10. ^ http://www.ringside.nwaondemand.com/marshall-lothario-inducted-into-nwa-hall-of-fame/
(see additional references at the French Wikipedia page)

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