Wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, died early Saturday (March 21), after suffering a blow in the ring, reports the AP.
The 35-year-old fell unconscious on the ropes, after receiving a flying kick from fellow wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, known as former WWE star Rey Mysterio Jr., during a match in in Tijuana, Mexico.
In a video of the match, which has surfaced online, Aguayo fell onto the ropes after receiving the kick and the match continued for almost two minutes before other wrestlers and the referee realized he was seriously injured.
He was immediately taken to a hospital a block away and died at around 1:30 a.m.
“I have no words for this terrible news,” Joaquin Roldan, director of the AAA wrestling federation, said through Twitter. “My sincerest condolences for the Aguayo Ramirez family.”
The Tijuana Boxing and Wrestling Commission called the death an unfortunate accident.
Aguayo had wrestled for 20 years and was the son of the legendary Pedro “Perro” Aguayo, now retired and a member of the Aztec lucha Hall of Fame.
He was also popular and led a group called “Los Perros de Mal,” translated to English as the bad dogs. During his career, he won numerous titles, including national pairs with his father, a national heavyweight championship and the Consejo Mundial Lucha Libre world trios championship.