UPDATE: I found footage of the incident. From what you can see , Perro’s body just goes limp on the ropes. He seems to be out even before he gets hit by the 619.
You can see the video here but watch at your own discretion. I personally found the footage hard to watch:
ORIGINAL: Devastating news hit the wrestling community today. The decorated luchador El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, son of Mexican wrestling legend Perro Aguayo, passed away due to injuries sustained during a match against Rey Mysterio.
The match took place on Friday night (March 19). Mysterio had just come back to AAA for the first time since 1997. It was meant to be a celebration of his return but ended up as a tragedy.
According to WrestlingNews, an cervical trauma was sustained when El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo was hit with Mysteryo’s 619 in the trachea. He was trying to avoid the move and it caused a severe whiplash.
Aguyo was rushed to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1AM.
The untimely death of the Mexican legend came as a shock to all of us and it comes to remind everybody that wrestling is a dangerous business.
Our hearts go out to El Hijo del Perro Aguayo’s family!
I can’t imagine what it feels like to be in Rey Mysterio’s shoes at the moment. Recovering from such a blow and wrestling again will not be easy.
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