Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, has died during a heavyweight wrestling match.
Ramirez fell unconscious, slumping against the ringside ropes, after a flying kick to the head by former WWE star Oscar Gutierrez, known as Rey Mysterio. The match continued for a further two minute before the referee and other wrestlers noticed something was wrong.
Aguayo was driven to a ostpital close by, but died at 1:30am.
The state prosecutor’s office is investigating the death as a possible manslaughter.
Joaquin Roldan, director of the AAA Wrestling Federation, said thorgh his Twitter account: “I have no words for this terrible news. My sincerest condolences for te Aguayo Ramirez family.”
Even though only 35 years-old, Aguayo had wrestled for 20 years. He was the son of the legendary Pedro ‘Perro’ Aguayo and led the group known as ‘Los Perros de Mal’ (the bad dogs).
Aguayo had won numerous titles including a national pairs championship with his father, and a trios national heavyweight title with his father and Consejo Mundial Lucha Libre.
He was enormously popular with fans in Mexico, Japan, and the US; and respected within wrestling circles by all.