The son of a wrestling legend, Aguayo Jr. was a veteran performer with two decades of in-ring experience.
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Professional wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known by his ring name as Perro Aguayo Jr., died on Friday night in Tijuana, Mexico after sustaining injuries in a wrestling match with Rey Mysterio.
During the tag-team match with the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) wrestling promotion, Aguayo Jr. went limp on the ropes after being struck by Mysterio in an attempt by MYsterio to execute his signature “619” finishing maneuver. Aguayo had teamed up with Manik against Mysterio and Xtreme Tiger.
Oscar Gutierrez, famously known as his persona “Rey Mysterio” was making his in-ring return to Mexican wrestling after several long stints with the WWE.
It was not clear what caused his death. However, sportingnews.com said reports had indicated it was likely from damage to his trachea resulting from whiplash.
The Associate Press said Aguayo fell unconscious on the ropes, apparently after receiving a flying kick to the back from Mysterio.
You can watch a fan-recorded video of the event here: (WARNING: Graphic content)