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.
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 and a white apron with a short sleeve green shirt that shows his muscular tree trunked arms, blue pants with purple shoes.
After work, Gus wears a red jacket shirt with a white shirt underneath, green pants and red shoes. When he was a wrestler, Gus wore a yellow cape that matched the color of his boots and a orange purple mask 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 same episode, 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, Gus told them to stop by his bakery and the pastrys will be on the house for his little helpers. Later in the same episode, Gus gave them 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, Gus' mixing machine 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!
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.
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, know 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 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.
Gus still workout to maintain his physique, his muscular body makes him strong enough to tackle large heavy things. In The Wrestler Next Door, Gus carried his piano up some stairs only for to slide all the way down and Gus did a flip which landed at the bottom of the stairs and in front of his piano that would have run him over until Gus stopped with his hands. Gus also picked up a large stack of newspapers off the ground in Everyday 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 tells 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 and threw a monster out of the ring so hard, it flew into the sky and never returned, he also apparently can't beat his granny at thumb-wrestling.