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.