Mexican star El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo passes away after match with Rey Mysterio Jr.


Tragedy struck at last night’s AAA event in Tijuana, Mexico as famed luchador El Hijo del Perro Aguayo shockingly passed away after a match involving Rey Mysterio Jr.

Perro Aguayo Jr., the son of Mexican wrestling legend Perro Aguayo, was teaming with Manik (T.J. Perkins of TNA) in a match against Rey Mysterio Jr. & Extreme Tiger (Tigre Uno in TNA). During a spot involving Mystero Jr.’s “619” finishing maneuver, Perro Aguayo Jr. suddenly appeared to go limp while on the ropes, causing visible concern amongst those involved in the match and at ringside. Footage of the incident can be viewed below. (Warning: The footage may be disturbing to some.)


The 35-year-old AAA star was treated by medical personal before being transported to Hospital del Prado in Tijuana where he was pronounced dead. It is still unclear as to what the initial cause of death was, although there has been speculation that it resulted from cervical spine trauma from the ropes snapping his neck.

Beginning wrestling as a teenager, El Hijo del Perro Aguayo quickly became one of the top stars for Mexico’s AAA promotion where he was a three-time Mexican National Tag Team champion, former Mexican National Light Heavyweight champion and Mexican National Atomicos champion. Our thoughts and prayers from everybody here at Metal Head Wrestling go out to his family and fans.

Below are some tweets from those involved in the wrestling business expressing their condolences.

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