Mexican Wrestler El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo Dies from Injuries Suffered In a Match Against Rey Mysterio
Major tragedy struck the Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA) wrestling match on Friday night in Tijuana, Mexico when popular luchador El Hijo del Perro Aguayo died after suffering an injury in a match against former WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio.
The authorities are conducting an investigation into possible manslaughter, the Baja California state prosecutor’s office has said.
Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo fell unconscious on the ropes, seemingly after he received a flying kick from fellow wrestler Oscar Gutierrez aka Rey Mysterio Jr., according to video of the match.
Shockingly the fight continued for almost two minutes before the referee realised that Aguayo was seriously injured.
He was taken to a nearby hospital but died around 1.30 am on 22 March, prosecutor’s spokesman Raul Gutierrez said.
Aguayo, 35, was a professional wrestler and had been wrestling for 20 years. He was the son of the legendary Pedro “Perro” Aguayo who is now retired and a member of the Aztec lucha hall of fame. He has won numerous titles during his wrestling career including national pairs with his father, a national heavyweight championship and the Consejo Mundial Lucha Libre world trios championship.
According to Mike Coughlin of F4WOnline, Perro Aguayo went limp while on the ropes in position to take Mysterio’s 619 finishing maneuver. It is unclear what caused the incident, but the 35-year-old star was treated by medical personnel before being transported to a hospital, where he was ultimately pronounced dead.
Tweets started flowing as the news of Aguayo’s death in the ring spread
Our deepest condolences to the loved ones of El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, who reportedly passed away earlier this morning. #km
— PWI (@OfficialPWI) March 21, 2015
The video of the match has gone viral on the social networking sites after the death of Perro Aguayo was announced.
We had mentioned that Perro Aguayo was ex-WWE wrestler however WWE brought to our notice that he was never contracted for WWE. Error is regretted.