José Lothario Dead at 83-Years-Old

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Legendary wrestler José Lothario reportedly passed on Tuesday at the age of 83-years-old.

The news of his death was reported by former NWA President Bruce Tharpe and later confirmed by the Cauliflower Alley Club, though no details on the cause of his death have been made available.

Lothario competed in the NWA for most of his career. He also famously trained Shawn Michaels and appeared in HBK’s corner at WrestleMania XII for the Iron Man match against Bret Hart.

“So thankful that I had the opportunity to induct him into the NWA Hall of Fame while I served as President,” Tharpe wrote on Twitter. “He was so happy and it was my pleasure to induct him. God bless you Jose Lothario and may you Rest In Peace.”

We’ll keep you updated if any additional information is made public. 

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  • Louis

    I remember Jose Lothario. He was the Mickey to HBK’s Rocky back in 1996 when Shawn was doing the sympathetic babyface run to his first WWE world title win at Wrestlemania 12.

    RIP

    • Lou DiFigliano #Deleted

      He was basically brought in the fold to help sell tickets for 12. He was a legend in Texas and Vince was counting on him to give the event a rub.
      I always thought it was an odd pairing for that stage of Shawn’s career.
      Supposedly HBK was an ass to him backstage. I kinda get it… It was supposed to be Shawn’s moment and now he had Joe tagging along.
      That by no means excuses Shawn for being an ass to Joe.

      • Louis

        Shawn was a douche to him as well. In that WM12 match, Shawn wins and wants basically everyone out of that ring even Jose. Jose was about to enter and you could see Earl Hebner stopping him and telling him not to enter. Jose was like, fuck it, he didn’t bother entering.

        • Lou DiFigliano #Deleted

          Like I said, Shawn (justifiably) wanted it to be HiS moment.
          He shouldn’t have been a shithead to Joe.

      • PurpleHaze

        From what i understand, Shawn always treated him worse than dirt when he came to the WWF to manage him

        • Lou DiFigliano #Deleted

          Yes, that’s what we’re saying.

          • PurpleHaze

            You need to put it in layman’s terms for me I guess

          • Lou DiFigliano #Deleted

            😊😊😊

  • PurpleHaze

    No disrepect, I thought he was in his 80s when he managed Shawn in the WWF