Jose Lothario, one of the biggest stars in the history of Texas wrestling, just passed away according to Bill Apter, who spoke to his son this afternoon.
Lothario, who was 83, was the most popular babyface wrestler for years in San Antonio and Houston in particular, during the 1970s, when he feuded with numerous top heels of that era, and drew his biggest crowds when he teamed with Mil Mascaras against the legendary tag team of Black Gordman & Great Goliath.
He was a regular challenger for World Champions like Dory Funk Jr., Harley Race, Jack Brisco, and Terry Funk, and had a long Houston feud with Gino Hernandez. He also trained Shawn Michaels and worked with Michaels in starting a wrestling school in San Antonio and a promotion, which is where Bryan Danielson and Brian Kendrick got their start.
Lothario also had a run as Michaels' manager in the WWF, including his manager and pushed as his trainer for his first WWF title win over Bret Hart in 1996. The two later had a falling out
Last Edit: Nov 6, 2018 23:44:42 GMT -5 by jimsteel
R.I.P Don Leo Jonathan never seen him wrestle sadly . But he impressed me with his legends card and results
There's a few matches on YouTube. Definitely worth checking out!
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