José Lothario

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José Lothario
Birth name Guadalupe Robledo
Born (1934-12-12) December 12, 1934 (age 82)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Spouse(s) Jean Lothario
Children 2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) José Lothario
El Gran Lothario[1]
Supersock[2][3]
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[4]
Billed weight 245 lb (111 kg)[4]
Billed from San Antonio, Texas[4]

Guadalupe Robledo (born December 12, 1934) is a Mexican retired professional wrestler, best known by the ring name of Jose Lothario.[1][5][6][7]

Career

Lothario competed in the National Wrestling Alliance for most of his career.[1] He once had a losing streak of over 500 matches.[8]

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.[9]

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. 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, who did not go into the wrestling business.[citation needed]

In wrestling

Wrestlers managed

Championships and accomplishments

  • L&G Promotions

References

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

External links

  • Profile at Online World of Wrestling
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