Mexican wrestling star dies from in-ring injury while fighting former WWE star Rey Mysterio

23 March 2015 / 1 year 7 months ago

Mexican wrestling star Perro Aguayo Jr. has died at 35 years old after an in-ring accident in a match in Tijuana.

According to, he hit the ring ropes after taking a dropkick from Rey Mysterio Jr., as seen in video of the full match, and was injured either then or when his tag team partner Manik hit them as well.

As seen in the several videos taken from ringside, these are difficult to watch but don't show the exact moment when Aguayo seems to have been injured, reports Deadspin.

Mysterio and the other participants in the match continued briefly, with Aguayo's partner, apparently unaware of the seriousness of the situation, pulling him out of the way of the action.

Medical personnel are seen attending to Aguayo in the video above, but he died later in the night in Tijuana's Hospital del Prado.

There are conflicting reports on the cause of death, but the report above cites sources at the hospital who say it was cervical spine trauma caused by hitting the ropes.

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