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Wrestler Dies During 619 Sequence With Mysterio

Mexican wrestler El Hijo del Perro Aguayo has passed away, after a freak accident during Rey Mysterio’s 619 sequence on Friday evening. They were wrestling a tag match for the CRASH promotion in Tijuana, that saw Mysterio team with Tigre Uno, and Aguayo team with Manik.

The 35 year old reportedly suffered a cervical spinal stroke while being set-up for a double 619 alongside Manik. Instead of landing clean on the middle rope, he awkwardly landed on the right side of his neck after a dropkick from Mysterio. It’s not entirely clear whether it was the dropkick, the landing, the latter movements of the ropes, or all of the above that caused the damage.

The other wrestlers didn’t notice a problem until after Mysterio completed the sequence and Aguayo stayed motionless, before falling and slumping over the bottom rope. Konnan who was at ringside then tried to revive him, thinking he was knocked out. You can see footage of how it all went down below:

The match was quickly wrapped up and the luchadore was rushed to hospital, but he was pronounced dead in the early hours. It’s possible that there were other contributing factors before or during the match, but we don’t know for sure just yet.

The authorities have opened a manslaughter investigation, but this may just be a formality. The reason why it took several minutes for doctors to arrive is because they were already dealing with injuries backstage.

Rey Mysterio Tweeted the following after the tragedy: “I miss you and I will take with me the rest of my life, rest in peace HijoDelPerro.”

Manik who works for TNA wrote:

AAA where Aquayo has wrestled regularly also made a Tweet of condolence, which translates: “The grief overwhelms our hearts again. Rest in peace , Son of Perro Aguayo.”

Our thoughts are with Aguayo’s family and friends.


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  • Jux

    He did NOT take a botched 619… get it right. This is slander, Rey never touched him with the 619, it was a kick shortly before that, but if you can’t tell the facts and have to make up lies I will have to make sure Rey’s manager knows about your slander and hopes he takes legal action against you. This is clearly not Rey’s fault as he see’s something wrong and calls the ref and the ref’s/owner’s of the wrestling company do nothing about it. Can i blame you for your boss’s mistakes?

    • Keelan Balderson

      Stop being hysterical. I’m well aware it was a freak accident, but it was all part of the 619 sequence.

      Perhaps you should read the article more carefully.

    • Kent Walker

      Hey boofhead not once in the article does it say that Rey Rey was at fault or state it was a botched move.

      However it does state in the article:

      It’s not entirely clear whether it was the dropkick, the landing, the
      latter movements of the ropes, or all of the above that caused the
      damage.

      It also states:

      It’s possible that there were other contributing factors before or during the match, but we don’t know for sure just yet.

      This does in no way say anyone is at fault.

      It was a freak accident that can sometimes happen in a tough business like Wrestling, no-one is to blame to me it sounds like nothing could have been done to prevent this. The neck area is a sensitive area where any damage done can affect different parts of the body adversely, the wrestlers know this and they take that risk each time they step into the ring to provide us with the entertainment we love.

      I hope that those involved in the match can eventually move on from this and it doesn’t have any long running psychological effects from this unfortunate incident.

      To the poor chaps family i give my condolences and hope that they can move on in life and remember the good times they had with him.

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