Ramirez fell unconscious while along the ropes, apparently after being on the receiving end of the flying kick handed out by Oscar Gutierrez the former WWE superstar called Rey Mysterio Jr. in the ring. The incident was videotaped and uploaded to YouTube. The match took place in Tijuana at a local municipal auditorium.
The match continued close to two minutes longer prior to other wrestlers as well as the referred realizing that Aguayo was injured seriously and then they started to work on him.
He was taken a block to a nearby hospital and died a short time later.
The prosecutor’s office for the state of Baja California announced the cause of death as a cervical fracture and trauma to the neck. An investigation was opened into the possibility of filing manslaughter charges.
After it became known of Ramirez’s death, Gutierrez took to the Internet and social media to express great sorrow and shock. He expressed his condolences to the entire family of the deceased.
In one tweet that shows a picture of both of them, Gutierrez said, he had been honored to be in the same ring for the debut of Gutierrez, calling him a great legend and his brother.
The company reportedly organizing the event could not be reached for a comment. Even though the participants of the match continued while Aguayo was hanging listless on the bottom rope, the boxing and wrestling commission president said people charged to ringside to check on him quickly. A doctor, who is hired to be at ringside for the event, was not there as he was back attending to another wrestler from a previous match.
In Mexico, wrestling known as Lucha Libre is full of colorful costumes and characters where fighters perform aerial maneuvers both in and out of the ring.
Aguayo was 35 and had been wrestling over 20 years. His father was Pedro “Perro” Aguayo, who was a legendary wrestler and now retired.