Pro wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. dies during match vs. Rey Mysterio

Pro wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. dies during match vs. Rey Mysterio

Famous Mexican wrestling star Perro Aguayo Jr. has died at 35 years old from hit in the match, the Baja California state prosecutor’s office said.

The son of  Mexican wrestling legend Pedro Aguayo hit the ring ropes after taking a ”619” dropkick from former WWE wrestler champion Oscar Gutierrez, known as Rey Msyterio Jr., as seen in the full match. describes what led to Aguayo’s collapsing on the ropes:

All four men are battling in the ring when Aguayo is nailed with a missile dropkick. He takes a bump that results in him flopping over and landing on his stomach. He returns to his feet and takes a head scissors from Mysterio, bumping outside to the floor, twisting his body while running to take the move and go through the ropes. Aguayo lands on the outside and returns to the ring and is dropkicked, resulting in him landing against the ropes in the traditional position to take the 619. It appears Aguayo may have suffered a spinal trauma while taking the bump to the outside of the ring, not realized it (possibly due to the adrenaline of performing) and worsened the injury taking the dropkick after he returned to the ring

The match continued for almost two minutes before the participants discovered Aguayo was seriously injured.

Aguayo was delivered to  Tijuano’s Hospital del Prado hospital few blocks away from the arena and reportedly died, prosecutor’s spokesman Raul Gutierrez said.

Conflicting reports on the cause of death surfaced online. According to, the initial reports claimed that he died of cervical spine trauma caused by hitting the ropes. While indicated the cause of death got from trauma to trachea and whiplash.

Aguayo has been a professional wrestler since he was 15. He has been part of several match since 1995, which includes Asistencia Asesoría y Administración and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.

Lucha Libre posted a statement on its website:

Lucha Libre AAA feels much the loss of one of their star talent, praying for the repose of Pedro Aguayo Ramírez, in addition to the early resignation of his relatives. We thank the media support, understanding, respect and discretion at such a difficult time.

Aguayo’s tag team partner, Manik, posted a tweet about his death:

Rey Mysterio Jr. has thanked Aguayo for sharing the ring with him for the last time. He was in the ring with Aguayo when he debuted in AAA in 1995. He posted on Instagram:


I had the privilege to share a ring for the first time with Hijo Del Perro Aguayo in his debut as a professional wrestler & an Honor to be in the Ring with this great Legend for the last time! You will be missed Perro: RIP Perro Aguayo Jr.

Here’s the video  that shows Hijo del Perro Aguayo’s tragic scenario on the ring.

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