So shocking. The 35-year-old Mexican wrestler died following a tragic in-ring accident during a match on March 20, according to a report.
What a tragedy. A terrible in-ring accident has ended the life of wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. The 35-year-old was fighting in a match in Tijuana when he hit the ring ropes and fell unconscious. Perro reportedly died hours later at a nearby hospital. There is a video of the horrifying incident, but beware of graphic content.
Perro Aguayo Jr Dead: Wrestler Dies After Match Accident
Perro was fighting Rey Mysterio Jr. and Xtreme Tiger in Tijuana on March 20 when something went terribly wrong. The wrestler went limp on the ring ropes after Rey issued a dropkick, according to The Wrestling Observer.
The match continued for quite some time before everyone realized that Perro was not OK. He was treated in the ring by medical personnel before being transported to the hospital. The cause of Perro’s death has not been officially revealed, but sources told The Wrestling Observer that Perro died from cervical spine trauma after snapping his neck on the ropes.
The video of the match shows the moment Perro was hit. It is difficult to watch given the circumstances.
Perro was the son of lucha libre legend Perro Aguayo. He was frequently known as El Hijo del Perro Aguayo or “The Son of Perro Aguayo.” He joined the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración at just 15 years old. He would go on to become one of the premier wrestlers in Mexico. He will undoubtedly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Perro’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson