"I used to be El Guamazo. That part of my life has passed. But i want to be recognized for who i really am, not just a wrestling character." -Gus to Maya, Miguel and Tito.

Gus Lopez
Vital statistics
Name Augustus Lopez
Age late 30's-early 40's
Ethnicity Hispanic
Residence Apartment building
Relatives Celia Lopez (niece)
Personality good, protecting, caring, tough and brave
First appearance "The Wrestler Next Door"
Voiced by Erik Estrada

Augustus "Gus" Lopez, (also known as Sr. Lopez and formerly known as El Guamazo Lopez) is a character from Maya & Miguel who made his debut in The Wrestler Next Door episode. He is a Mexican-American baker, bodybuilder, and retired wrestler. Gus is currently living in a apartment complex living next door to Maya Santos her twin brother, Miguel Santos and their cousin, Tito Chávez who is Gus' biggest fan. Gus is voiced by Erik Estrada.

Physical Appearence Edit

Gus is hispanic and was born with a lunar birthmark on his chest and a mole on his chin, he is six feet tall, weighs over 200 pounds of muscle, has brown hair, blue eyes, a curly mustache, and a goate.

As a baker, Gus wears a white cap with a white apron, a short sleeve green shirt that shows his muscular tree trunked arms, and blue pants with purple shoes.

After work, Gus wears a red jacket with a white shirt underneath, green pants and red sneakers. When he was a wrestler, Gus wore a yellow cape matching the color of his boots and an orange purple mask that also matched the color of his outfit.

On formal occasions, Gus wears a white tuxuedo, white shoes and a white hat with a pink collar.


Gus is a good person, he knows the difference between right and wrong and cares about others safety. In The Wrestler Next Door, Maya, Miguel and Tito wanted to help Gus move his piano, but Gus (worried that they will hurt themselves) warned them not to move it because it's too heavy, though he appreciated how helpful they were trying to be and as a way of thanking them, he told them to stop by in his new bakery and the pastrys will be on the house for his little helpers. Later in the same episode, Gus gave Maya, Miguel and Tito free samples of cookies just for entering his store two days in a row.

Gus goes out of his way to protect others due to his size and strength and is not afraid of anything. In the same episode, one of his mixing machines in his bakery went haywire and attacked Maya, Miguel and Tito. Gus fought back with no hesitation saying, "That's it! You can throw me across my bakery! But how dare you fling dough at the children!"

Wrestling Edit

Gus was a wrestler named, El Guamazo lopez: the greatest luchador, he was known for his catchphrase, "always keep your cool", his signature move, the mega ultra super guamazo especial and battling his arch rival, Sinister Sombrero who admits in Cupid that Gus is a brute.

Baking Edit

After he retired from wrestling, Gus moved from his hometown of Mexico City to Maya and Miguel's apartment where he started his new life as a baker, now punching, pounding, slamming and even throwing dough into the air. In his storage room he keeps all his winning ingredients like flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Gus reveals that being a great baker is a complicated and difficult art form, it can humble any man, woman, or parrot. His teenage niece, Celia Lopez works with him in his bakery. Gus wants to be recognized for who he really is, not just a wrestling character.

Bodybuilding Edit

Gus still worksout to maintain his physique, his muscular body makes him strong enough to tackle large heavy things. In The Wrestler Next Door, he carried his piano up the stairs only for it to slide all the way down until Gus did a flip that landed him at the bottom of the stairs and in front of the piano that would have run him over until Gus stopped it with his hands. Gus also picked up a large stack of newspapers off the ground in Every Day is Earth Day and he dragged Maya's large pyramid shaped birthday cake by pulling the table underneath it in The Battle of the Birthdays. Gus told Maya and the gang to leave the heavy lifting to him.

In The Wrestler Next Door, Gus is so strong when he was a wrestler, he fought a monster and threw it out of the ring so hard, it flew into the sky and it never returned, he also apparently can't beat his granny at thumb-wrestling.

Quotes Edit

  • "Allow me to introduce myself, the name is Gus Lopez, i just moved into the building."
  • "That is as soon as i get everything unloaded, i didn't realize how much stuff i brought from Mexico City, i feel like i've just gone three rounds."
  • "Oh, what a coincidence! maybe were long lost twins, no, Tito?"
  • "That's too heavy!"
  • "That is very impressive Miguel."
  • "Leave it to me!"
  • "How about you leave the heavy lifting to me?"
  • "Yes, my bakery's opening today and the pastry's are on the house for my little helpers, i'll see you later, i have to go unpack."
  • "What can i get for you being so...(laughing) helpful today?"
  • "I be happy to share a few of my secret's with you, but i must warn you, it's a complicated and difficult art form, it can humble any man or woman, or even a parrot."
  • "All the ingredients must be masked, uh i mean, mashed together in this very large bowl."
  • "This is the storage room, where i keep all my winning ingredients."
  • "Flour, yeast, sugar, salt, i'll tell you though, it's a constant fight to keep everything dry, if any of these goods gets wet, my whole operation is pinned down."
  • "You know, most people don't realize it, but baking is a full-contact profession."
  • "But wrestling with dough all day long makes these old hands pretty tired."
  • "And over here is the cutting board, where i punch, pound, and slam the dough."
  • "Like the sun has me in a headlock."
  • "Proof, of what?"
  • "Dinner?"
  • "And they told me all about your delicious pudding."
  • "Woah! match?"
  • "Opponent?"
  • "Always keep your cool."
  • "You're the first customers to come two days in a row, for that, free samples."
  • "What is it Tito?"
  • "As you can see, i'm just a baker."
  • "You guys, i can't even beat my granny at thumb-wrestling."
  • "You asked for it, you worthless piece of junk! it was no coincidence that you were a bargain."
  • "Take cover!"
  • "That's it! you can throw me across my bakery! but how dare you fling dough at the children!"
  • "You want a piece of me?! I'll show you who's boss!"
  • "Boo-yeah!"
  • "I used to be El Guamazo."
  • "Just a baker?"
  • "That part of my life has past, i didn't mean to deceive you, but i want to be recognized for who i really am, not just a wrestling character, and i have never been happier."

Episode AppearencesEdit

Trivia Edit

  • El Guamazo is spanish for The Guamazo. Guamazo is spanish for punch, blow, hard blow, clout, and slug.
  • Gus moving the piano on his own may have been inspired by Edward Gong, a resident from San Francisco who was known for moving pianos since the 1960's. Edward has moved at least 7,000 pianos on his own. Like Gus, Edward also worked out to maintain his physique.
  • Gus is only strong because he is a grown man. Men are proven to be more stronger then women and children, because they are taller, weigh more, have more upper body strength, and strong and dense bones, tendons, and ligaments. In addition, Gus gained more muscle mass from workouts because men have high testosterone, which leads to bigger, stronger, and denser muscles.
  • Since the piano that Gus moved belongs to him, it is heavily assumed that Gus knows how to play the piano.
  • Gus is one of the strongest characters in Maya & Miguel, the other being Sinister Sombreo.
  • Gus has similar characteristic's to actor Mario Lopez, though it is unknown if Gus is supposed to be based on him.
 * Gus' accent sounds similar to Mario's.
 * Gus and Mario are both mexican and muscular.
 * They both have the same last name, Lopez.
 * Gus and Mario both wrestle.
 * Despite that Gus and Mario act tough, they have soft sides.
 * Gus and Mario are both celebrities.

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