Saturday, March 21, 2015
One of the top stars in Mexico, El Hijo del Perro Aguayo dies after taking Rey Mysterio's 619 maneuver at a AAA show Friday night
Official Footage from TV Azteca
The tragic death of El Hijo del Perro Aguayo
Mexican wrestler El Hijo del Perro Aguayo died early Saturday after receiving a blow that caused trauma to the head during a wrestling match held in the city of Tijuana, Mexico.
According to news reports, El Hijo took the 619 in the trachea trying to avoid the move, causing severe whiplash. El Hijo was placed on a backbrace by paramedics and taken out of the Municipal Auditorium arena to Del Prado hospital.
The Zeta publication initially reported that El Hijo was stabilized at the hospital after losing consciousness. However, local news outlet El-Mexicano.com reported that El Hijo was pronounced dead around 1:00 a.m. local time. Zeta followed up with a headline story also reporting that El Hijo died early Saturday morning.
AAA issued a brief statement early Saturday on Twitter. The translation: "The grief overwhelms our hearts. Rest in peace, El Hijo del Perro Aguayo."
Rival promotion CMLL also tweeted a statement early Saturday morning joining the lucha libre community in mourning El Hijo's death.
El Hijo main-evented AAA's "Rey de Reyes" PPV in a tag match against Mysterio just two days earlier. It was Mysterio's first match since leaving WWE.
Credit: TV Azteca Baja California & pwtorch.com
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All of us here at Wrestling News Center would like to send our sincere condolences to El Hijo del Perro Aguayo's family and friends on their tragic loss.