On March 21, Perro Aguayo, Jr. died during a wrestling match in Tijuana, Mexico. The 35-year-old was a star in Lucha Underground and popular among hardcore Mexican wrestling fans and wrestlers and fans here in the states.
According to the autopsy results, Perro Aguayo, Jr. died almost instantly, after suffering three broken vertebrae in a match against former WWE superstar and newly signed Lucha Underground competitor Rey Mysterio Jr.
Son of famous wrestler Pedro (Perro) Aguayo, Perro Aguayo, Jr. died doing what he loved but that doesn’t make his passing any easier to swallow. It’s easy to forget that the men of the squared circle put their lives on the line every single night. The slightest wrong move could result in injury or possibly death. Throw around the “f word” all you want when it comes to wrestling, the results and injuries are always incredibly real.
Lucha Underground paid tribute to Perro Aguayo, Jr. with an in-ring ceremony celebrating his life and career. This video is incredibly tough to watch. There’s nothing fake about sentiment from the men and women in the ring towards their fallen comrade.
[via With Spandex]