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.
Life goes so fast man. I can't believe some of us pack our bags and don't make it home.
— TJ Perkins/MANIK (@MaskaraManik) March 21, 2015
We've lost a great friend and one of the best in Lucha history, we all crying for you mi amigo Pedro. #AdiosPerro
— Alberto El Patron (@VivaDelRio) March 21, 2015
Very sad to hear of the horrible accident towards El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo during his match last night in Mexico. True warrior. #RIPPerro
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) March 21, 2015
Brothers & sisters that lace'em up… Tonight, say a prayer, raise a glass. Do what you do. Honor Perro Aguayo Jr & respect our ring.
— MVP (@The305MVP) March 21, 2015
RIP El Hijo del Perro Aguayo … Thoughts and prayers with everyone at @luchalibreaaa and the Roldan/Pena family…
— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) March 21, 2015
RIP Perro Aguayo jr. Please honor his memory. We all risk our bodies & lives to entertain. Heartfelt sympathy to his family and Rey/Tigre/TJ
— Magnus (@MagnusOfficial) March 21, 2015
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) March 21, 2015