Mexican wrestler dies after in-ring incident with ex-WWE star Rey Mysterio

The son of a Mexican wrestling legend died early Saturday following a blow suffered in the ring. Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, fell unconscious on the ropes after a flying kick from fellow wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, known as Rey Mysterio Jr. The match continued for almost two minutes before other participants and the referee realized Aguayo was seriously injured and tended to him. He was taken to a hospital and died around 1.30am, the Baja California state prosecutor’s office said.

I have no words for this terrible news. My sincerest condolences for the Aguayo Ramirez family.

Joaquin Roldan, director of the AAA wrestling federation

The state prosecutor’s office said the cause of death, based on autopsy, was trauma to the neck and a cervical fracture. It has opened an investigation into possible manslaughter. Commission President Juan Carlos Pelayo said the doctor in charge was not at ringside because he was treating another injured wrestler, but paramedics and a doctor who was a spectator attended to Aguayo. Aguayo, 35, had wrestled for 20 years and was the son of the legendary Pedro “Perro” Aguayo.