Ever since I was a very young kid I’ve been watching professional wrestling. As a kid it was a form of escapism for me and then I started watching it with my dear grandmother until she passed away. I’ve considered wrestling as a special bond between me and my grandmother so I have always continued watching professional wrestling throughout the years into adulthood. However these days it’s not so much the wrestling but the business side of things that keep me entertained these days. The business side of wrestling is pretty cutthroat and can be just as entertaining if not more than actual wrestling these days. Oh how I miss the old days of the WWE/WWF and especially ECW, those were the glory years of true wrestling.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lucha Libre Star Passes Away El Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Very sadly El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, who has also wrestled as Perro Aguayo Jr. passed away after a match for the CRASH promotion in Tijuana, Mexico last night; he was just 35. Perro Aguayo Jr. was working a match with Rey Mysterio, Tigre Uno and Manik On March 20, 2015 when the freak accident occurred.

Referenced From wikipedia.org “Death On March 20, 2015, Aguayo suffered a severe whiplash injury during a tag team match against Rey Mysterio Jr. and Xtreme Tiger with his partner Manik at a show in Tijuana, Baja California. After being attendeded to by EMTs, Aguayo was taken to the local Del Prado hospital, but was later pronounced dead in the early hours of March 21. According to the initial announcement from the hospital, Aguayo died from a cervical spine trauma, reportedly suffered as a result of a dropkick by Mysterio Jr. that propelled him forward and caused the ring ropes to snap his neck. At the time of the incident Aguayo was not immediately attended to by a physician and was actually taken from the ring on a piece of plywood instead of a stretcher, which lead to some criticism of the event organizers. The Tijuana wrestling commission later explained that the doctor was backstage, attending to two other injuries that happened during the show. One of those injuries was a spinal injury and they did not want to remove that wrestler from the stretcher he was on, which was why they used the plywood to move Aguayo from the ring. The doctors worked on resuscitating Aguayo for over an hour before declaring him dead.”

I am sure more information will come available has soon as some time has passed and everything is sorted out. The young man is dead now and there is nothing that will bring him back however hopefully the wrestling business can learn something from this to help prevent future accidents and help safeguard the workers. I am left to wonder what kind of impact this will leave on his fellow wrestlers in the ring that moment and god bless his family. Just for the record I have seen the video of his death and its quite sad to see, Just a warning. Perro Aguayo Jr., was one of the biggest stars in Mexican pro wrestling. Aguayo Jr., the son of Mexican wrestling legend Perro Aguayo, had been amongst the AAA’s top heels. Rey Mysterio was wrestling in his first AAA match since leaving behind the WWE.

Update: The Death of Perro Aguayo Jr. has now made the mainstream news here in the US.I wonder what impact it will have on people's views on wrestling in general.

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