Former NWA President Bruce Tharpe announced this evening that Jose Lothario has passed away at 83 years old. Lothario, real name Guadalupe Robeldo, is probably known by modern fans as Shawn Michaels trainer who appeared on WWF programming in 1996 and 1997.
Lothario was a big name in the 1970’s and one of his biggest feuds was in 1978 against Gino Hernandez. He was one of the most popular names ever in the history of Houston Wrestling.
Lothario is a former NWA World Tag Team Champion, a 1-time NWA Tri-State Louisiana Heavyweight Champion, a former WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Champion and he won several titles in World Class Championship Wrestling.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Lothario’s family.
Sad news today. The great JOSE LOTHARIO has passed away. So thankful that I had the opportunity to induct him into the NWA Hall of Fame while I served as President. He was so happy and it was my pleasure to induct him. God bless you Jose Lothario and may you Rest In Peace.
— R. Bruce Tharpe (@rbtharpe) November 6, 2018
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