The autopsy report of Perro Aguayo Jr., revealed that the Mexican lucha lire star died “almost immediately” of his injuries he suffered in the ring, suffering three fractured vertebrae and was dead by the time he was transported to the hospital, said Gilberto Cota Alanis, deputy prosecutor for Baja California state.
Prosecutors have opened an investigation, and Cota Alanis said the other wrestlers involved in the match would be questioned about the incident as well as Wrestling and Boxing Commission officials who handled Aguayo’s body and the medical workers who attended to him.
The whole incident started when Aguayo Jr., received a missile dropkick and then was thrown out of the ring via a hurricanrana. Once he came back in the ring, looking already a bit groggy, Aguayo Jr., was hit with another dropkick that set him up for the 619 but that was apparently the final blow that lead to his death.
The funeral for Perro Aguayo Jr., was held yesterday in Guadalajara, Mexico as the world of lucha libre is still in shock over what happened during the weekend in Tijuana.
While his famous father did not talk to reporters at the funeral, his mother released a statement which was published by the Associated Press. “We, as relatives of Pedro, want to thank all of you for the affection and respect you have shown for Pedro, and you will understand that we are in no condition to comment with respect to the death of Pedro,” Luz Ramirez said.
Dave Meltzer of the Observer said that a press conference held yesterday in Tijuana by the Tijuana Boxing and Wrestling Commission stated that Aguayo Jr., suffered a cardiac arrest in the hospital and died after arriving there at 1:30AM. That conflicts with the autopsy report which said that he died of trauma to the neck and a cervical fracture.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were the only two WWE officials who acknowledged the death of AAA Lucha Libre Star Perro Aguayo Jr., through two tweets on their respective Twitter accounts.
“RIP El Hijo del Perro Aguayo. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans,” wrote Triple H. Stephanie McMahon wrote her message completely in Spanish which translates to, “#RIPElHijoDelPerroAguayo. My deepest condolences to the Ramirez family.”
WWE as a company has opted to stay away from the incident, probably for the better considering the media is quick to associate them with every wrestler death even though some never worked for them or haven’t worked for them for a very long time.
The doctor who treated Perro Aguayo Jr., at ringside and backstage said that the cause of death is due to a cervical spinal injury according to the El Mexicano newspaper.
“I was with him for about an hour trying to revive him. He had an MRI to rule out anything else,” Commission doctor Ernesto Franco said.
Aguayo Jr., stayed motionless in the ring for several minutes before EMTs decided to show up, something which Franco is defending, shooting down the idea of malpractice. He said that there were two other wrestlers injured backstage receiving medical care when afterwards they noticed something’s wrong with Aguayo Jr.
Franco said that there were two ambulances at the show but both stretchers were being used which is why they decided to use a plywood board to carry Aguyao Jr., from the ring to the back area so they get him to the hospital as quickly as possible. He was eventually transferred to a proper backboard and stretcher in the tunnel backstage.
Franco added that they tried resuscitation for nearly one hour before declaring him dead at 1AM at the hospital.
Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, AAA’s Lucha Libre star better known as Perro Aguayo Jr., passed away in hospital after injuries he suffered in the ring during a tag team match in which Rey Mysterio was involved.
The match, between Aguayo Jr., and TJ Perkins vs Rey Mysterio and Xtreme Tiger continued as Aguayo Jr., stayed motionless hanging on the ropes as he was about to get a 619. Mysterio missed the double 619 as Perkins moved and he went over Aguayo Jr., and then Konan tried to revive him at ringside as the match went on.
Aguayo Jr., was transferred from the Municipal Auditorium to Del Prado Hospital earlier today and at 1AM he was pronounced dead. According to the El Mexicano newspaper, the cause of death was listed as whiplash.
The whole thing was caught on video and judging by how Aguayo Jr., was not responding in the ring it’s most likely that he passed away while in the ring. You can see the full video below.