As noted, top Lucha Libra star Hijo del Perro Aguayo passed away after an accident during a tag match for the CRASH promotion in Tijuana, Mexico last night. The match also featured Rey Mysterio, Tigre Uno and Manik. Shortly after a spot in the ring with Mysterio, Aguayo was rushed to a hospital just a block away but was pronounced dead at around 1am local time.
The cause of death for Aguayo was a stroke caused by cervical spinal damage, according to MedioTiempo.com. The medical report says he suffered from whiplash.
They also noted that the doctor in charge of the CRASH event was busy treating two other wrestlers backstage which is why he wasn’t at ringside when the accident with Aguayo happened. The doctor defended the delay in responding to Aguayo, saying it was not malpractice.
Medio Tiempo also noted that Aguayo was carried away from the ring on a piece of plywood as a way to get him backstage as fast as possible. He was then moved to a stretcher and into the ambulance. The doctor also defended that decision.
Once Aguayo arrived at the hospital, Dr. Ernesto Franco and other specialists tried to resuscitate Aguayo for about an hour. He was then given a MRI to rule out other causes and his death was pronounced.