CMLL Owner Passes Away Aged 67

The owner and president of the worlds oldest pro wrestling promotion CMLL in Mexico Francisco Alonso Lutteroth passed away yesterday aged 67.

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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#RIPPacoAlonso …thanks for believing in me and always taking care of me! @cmll_mx

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Sir Mitch Says: Everyone here at WR would like to extend our condolences to the Lutterroth family.