The son of a Mexican wrestling legend died early Saturday from a blow suffered in the ring, the Baja California state prosecutor’s office said.
Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, fell unconscious on the ropes, apparently after receiving a flying kick from fellow wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, known as former WWE star Rey Mysterio Jr., according to video of the match in a municipal auditorium in Tijuana.
The match continued for almost two minutes before other participants and the referee realized Aguayo was seriously injured and tended to him.
Wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, died early Saturday, just hours after a hit in the ring during a match in Tijuana, Mexico.
He was taken to a hospital a block away and died about 1:30 a.m., prosecutor’s spokesman Raul Gutierrez said.
“I have no words for this terrible news,” Joaquin Roldan, director of the AAA wrestling federation, said through his Twitter account. “My sincerest condolences for the Aguayo Ramirez family.”
The state prosecutor’s office said the cause of death, based on the autopsy, was trauma to the neck and a cervical fracture. It has opened an investigation into possible manslaughter.