Mexican wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. died last night after what appeared to be an in-ring accident during a match in Tijuana. He was 35 years old.
The tag-team match where the incident took place featured Aguayo Jr. and Manik vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. and Extreme Tiger. Aguayo Jr. got back into the ring after he was sent through the ropes and onto the floor by a spinning head scissors from Mysterio Jr. But as he returned to the action, Aguayo looked a bit wobbly and maybe dazed.
Mysterio hit Aguayo Jr. with a dropkick, sending him to the ropes in order to set up for the 619. At that moment, Aguayo appeared to be unconscious as his body just hung on the ropes. After Manik got knocked alongside his partner to execute a double 619, he realized that something was wrong. The remaining three wrestlers finished up the match, so the medical staff could attend to Aguayo.
Sources who were at Hospital del Prado in Tijuana have said that the initial cause of death was cervical spine trauma coming from when the ropes snapped his neck.
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[via Wrestling Observer]