The owner and president of the worlds oldest pro wrestling promotion CMLL in Mexico Francisco Alonso Lutteroth passed away yesterday aged 67.
⚫ HASTA SIEMPRE SR. FRANCISCO ALONSO LUTTEROTH ⚫
Con profunda pena, informamos el deceso del Sr. Francisco Alonso Lutteroth, Presidente del Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre ocurrido el Sábado 6 de Julio de 2019. pic.twitter.com/7GHcWgtdZx
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) July 7, 2019
Lutterroth (who was also known as Paco Alonso) was the grandson of CMLL founder Salvador Lutteroth and took control and ownership of the company in 1987 and remained a reclusive figure behind the scenes. Shying away from the public eye, he only gave a few interviews in his time in charge of the promotion and was known for his hands-off management style preferring to delegate responsibilities to his booking team and his daughter Sofia.
Chris Jericho worked for CMLL in the early 90’s and was given his first gimmick of “The Lionheart” by Lutterroth posted an emotional tribute to the late promoter on Instagram:
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Sir Mitch Says: Everyone here at WR would like to extend our condolences to the Lutterroth family.