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Mexico 'lucha libre' wrestler dies from hit in the ring

Mexico 'lucha libre' wrestler dies from hit in the ring

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican state prosecutor says a professional wrestler has died from a hit in the ring during a match.

The Baja California state prosecutor's office says Pedro Aguayo Ramirez died in a Friday night match in Tijuana.

Television images show the wrestler known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo going limp on the ropes after a hit from an opponent. The match continued before the other wrestlers and the referee realized he was gravely injured.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Mexico is famous for its colorful characters and costumes in professional wrestling, popularly known as lucha libre.


Updated : 2021-03-01 06:38 GMT+08:00