Wrestler Died In Ring

Perro Aguayo Jr., a 35-year-old professional masked wrestler from Mexico, died during a live public wrestling-match in Tijuana on March 20th, 2015. During a tag-team match, Aguayo’s opponent, Rey Mysterio Jr., drop-kicked Aguayo in the back/shoulder area, causing him to fall forward and go limp against the ring’s ropes. Aguayo’s tag-team partner, Manik, jumped into the ring and proceeded with the match while Aguayo remained motionless against the ropes. Ringside officials attempted to revive Aguayo and immediately terminated the match when they realized he wasn’t responding. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. The cause of death was determined to be due to sudden cardiac arrest caused by a cervical stroke stemming from the fracture of three of his vertebrae, which he received from Mysterio’s drop-kick. An autopsy indicated that Aguayo died instantly as a result. The event occurred in front of a massive live audience and was being filmed by TV Azteca. The footage has since been made available on the Internet.

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