An unsuspecting crowd in Tijuana cheered on as Mexican pro wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. was mortally wounded by WWF/WWE legend Rey Mysterio Jr. and laid on the canvas lifeless as the match raged on.
Pro grappler Perro Aguayo Jr., 35, went down hard and never got up Friday night during a four-man Tijuana match involving former WWE star Rey Mysterio, officials confirmed Saturday.
A video showed Aguayo lying unresponsively on the ropes after taking a kick from the masked Mysterio, with the other three wrestlers continuing the bout for several minutes around him.
At one point, Mysterio delivers a two-footed shot to the head of another wrestler as Aguayo lies lifelessly beneath them.
The whole match was captured on video, including attempts by ringside officials to rouse the unconscious Aguayo before he was carried from the ring.
The Baja California state prosecutor’s officer said it was launching a manslaughter investigation, although the cause of death remained unknown and it appeared to be a freak accident.
Aguayo died at 1 a.m. at Hospital del Prado in Tijuana, according to a press release.
A distraught Mysterio looked on in horror as he saw the end result to his inadvertant handiwork. To make matters worse, he may face manslaughter charges for the incident.
Watch the video of Aguayo’s tragic final moments doing what he loved the most in the video below. Viewer discretion is advised.