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|Birth name||Guadalupe Robledo|
December 12, 1934 |
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||José Lothario
El Gran Lothario
|Billed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Billed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|Billed from||San Antonio, Texas|
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.
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, 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.
Championships and accomplishments
- NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Florida version) (3 times)
- NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Argentina Apollo (1) and Danny Miller (1)
- NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (5 times) - with Don Curtis (1), Joe Scarpa (3) and Dory Funk (1)
- NWA World Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (4 times) – with Wahoo McDaniel (2), Eddie Graham (1) and Sam Steamboat (1)
- L&G Promotions
- NWA American Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Ivan Putski (1), Mil Máscaras (1), El Halcon (3) and Tiger Conway, Jr. (1)
- NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (5 times)
- NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (7 times)
- NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Mil Máscaras (1), Ivan Putski (1), Alberto Madril (2), Rocky Johnson (1) and Cien Caras (1)
- WCCW Television Championship (2 times)
- NWA San Francisco
- NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (1 time) – with Pepper Gomez
- NWA Tri-State
- "WRESTLER PROFILES". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
- Texas Monthly May 1976
- Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore By Terry Funk, Scott Williams, Mick Foley
- Gordon Solie ... Something Left Behind By Florida Media, Incorporated
- "Jose Lothario Tops Full Card on mat Tonight". Palm Beach Post. January 9, 1966. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- Woodward, Buck (2009-12-25). "THIS DAY IN HISTORY". PWInsider. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- (see additional references at the French Wikipedia page)