José Lothario

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José Lothario
Ring name(s) José Lothario
El Gran Lothario[1]
Super Sock[2][3]
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[4]
Billed weight 245 lb (111 kg)[4]
Born (1934-12-12) December 12, 1934 (age 79)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Billed from San Antonio, Texas[4]

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

Early life[edit]

Jose Lothario was born Guadalupe Robledo in Monterrey, Mexico.

Career[edit]

Lothario competed in the National Wrestling Alliance for most of his career.[1] He once had a winning streak of over 50 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 titles.[9]

Lothario's biggest feuds were with Gino Hernandez and El Gran Marcus. Lothario wrestled in Florida and Texas and was one of the most popular wrestler's in Houston Wrestling's long, prestigious history.

Lothario trained Shawn Michaels,[1] and appeared on-screen with Michaels when he won the WWF Championship and managed him for several months before leaving the WWF after the 1997 Royal Rumble. He appeared again on WWF television programming in January 1999 as part of a storyline involving Shawn Michaels.

His son Pete was also a professional wrestler in the Texas area, and has appeared on WWE television. His wife, Jean Lothario also wrestled with Joe Blanchard's Southwest Wrestling Alliance. They also have a daughter, Gina, who did not go into the wrestling business.[citation needed]

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. ^ 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. Jadn. 9, 1966. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Woodward, Buck (2009-12-25). "THIS DAY IN HISTORY". PWInsider. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
(see additional references at the French Wikipedia page)

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