Lorenzo Parente

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Title History

  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title (as Pancho Lopez) defeating Gene LeBelle (????, 1960);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title (as Pancho Lopez) defeating Mike DiBiase (November 17, 1960);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles (as Mephisto) w/Dante (aka Bobby Hart) defeating ?????? (June ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Len Rossi & Tex Riley (July ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Len Rossi & Tex Riley (September 5, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Len Rossi & Tex Riley (September 23, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Lester Welch & Jackie Fargo (November 28, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Lester Welch & Jackie Fargo (March 31, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Lester Welch & Mike Clancy (April 19, 1962);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Danny Hodge (November 23, 1965);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Danny Hodge (January 14, 1966);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Paul DeMarco defeating Skull & Kurt Von Stroheim (October 24, 1967);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Paul DeMarco defeating Ron & Terry Garvin (January 16, 1968);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Danny Hodge defeating ???????? (December 3, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Johnny Walker & Len Rossi (????, 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Don Carson & Len Rossi (April 26, 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Dante defeating Johnny Walker & Bearcat Brown (June 28, 1969);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles (as Mephisto) w/Dante defeating Bob Roop & Buddy Fuller (Febuary 10, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Interns (April ??, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Oni Maivia & Johnny Walker (September 23, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Dennis Hall & Len Rossi (October 1, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Mighty Atlas & Oni Wiki Wiki (Febuary ??, 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Jimmy Golden & Dennis Hall (March 20, 1971);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Woody Farmer & Bobby Duncum (May 27, 1971);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones (March 21, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Jerry Lawler & Jim White [Tournament] (November 10, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Frankie Laine & Ken Lucas (December ??, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Tojo Yamamoto & Tommy Gilbert (January ??, 1973);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Bobby Hart defeating Don & Ron Wright (May ??, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Don Greene (July 23, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Randy Curtis defeating Don Kent & Al Costello (September 22, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Randy Curtis defeating Interns (November 28, 1973);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Bill Dromo defeating ?????????? (Febuary ??, 1974);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/John Gray & Big Bad John defeating Dennis Hall & Jackie Fargo & George Gulas (January 16, 1975);

 

Career Highlights

  • Lorenzo Parente formed a tag team with Bobby Hart known as “The Continental Warriors” managed by Saul Weingeroff..
  • Lorenzo Parente owned an Italian restaurant in the Nashville area..

    Jim Daughtrey wrote: Mephisto (Lorenzo Parente) & Dante (Bobby Hart) were a great masked team in the 1960s. Bobby had a piece of metal in one of his boots and would kick the mat and it would slide to the front of his boot & he put out the lights of many a wrestler here in the Chattanooga area. Lorenzo was the first wrestler I can remember that would finish his opponent by using a devastating “Backbreaker” hold. I don’t know who unmasked them but later on Lorenzo & Bill Dromo tagged up & on a special Sunday afternoon wrestling card, unmasked the Mighty Yankees who were found to be Charlie Fulton & Frank Morrell.