Mexican wrestling legend Perro Aguayo Sr. has died at age 73.
Aguayo’s family released a statement on social media this evening announcing the death of the retired pro-wrestler.
La Familia Aguayo Ramirez con mucho dolor comunicamos el sensible fallecimiento de nuestro amado padre y esposo Don…
Aguayo was known for his work for multiple promotions in Mexico, including UWA, AAA, and CMLL. In the 90s, Aguayo was known for his legendary three way feud with Konnan and Cien Caras in AAA.
Aguayo made two appearances for WWE in 1997, working the Royal Rumble, and Superstars taping. Aguayo also held the short-lived WWF Intercontinental Tag-Team Championship with Gran Hamada. The titles were created in association with Tokyo-based Universal Wrestling Federation. Six months after the titles were introduced, they were abandoned due to WWE severing ties with UWF.
Aguayo was inducted in the AAA Hall Of Fame during Triplemania XX in 2012.
Aguayo’s son passed away in 2012 while competing in a match against Rey Mysterio in Mexico.
The official cause of death for Perro Aguayo Sr. has yet to be revealed.
AAA released a statement following the announcement from Aguayo’s family.
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide se une a la pena que embarga a la familia luchística por el fallecimiento del Integrante del Salón de la Fama AAA, ÍDOLO y LEYENDA de la lucha libre mexicana:
Pedro Aguayo Damián "PERRO AGUAYO"
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/AEY2aQYKiJ
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) July 4, 2019
Sorry to hear the passing of Lucha Libre Legend Perro Aguayo
I was in awe when I 1st met him 1995#ECW ran a co show w/Triple A
Terry Funk turned on him and a complete riot ensued pic.twitter.com/UXXphg7xju
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) July 4, 2019
Perro Aguayo used to call me that all the time. Lol, especially when I first moved to Mexico and couldn’t speak Spanish. I would freak out because I couldn’t understand anyone and he would always shake his head and say “Pinche Wera loca” 🤦🏼♀️ https://t.co/ZdI0b1i7na
— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) July 3, 2019
RIP! El Perro Aguayo🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/vEbth43hZj
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeCienWWE) July 4, 2019
Kenny Omega Captures AAA Mega Championship
Kenny Omega has captured the AAA Mega championship.
Last night at AAA Heroes Inmortales, Kenny Omega defeated Rey Fenix to win the tile. Omega won following a One Winged Angel.
¡Tenemos NUEVO Megacampeón AAA!
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) October 20, 2019
AAA and AEW have a working relationship which started this past February.
This is Kenny Omega’s first championship win since losing the New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Heavyweight Championship this past January
AAA Lucha Invades NY – Match Card, Start Time, How To Watch
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Lucha Invades NY Match Card
Tag Team Match for the AAA World Tag Team Match
Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr & Fenix) vs LAX (Santana & Ortiz)
Single Match for the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship
Tessa Blanchard vs Taya
No Disqualification Match
Blue Demon Jr vs Dr. Wagner Jr
Six-man Tag Team Match
Cain Velazquez, Brian Cage and Phycho Clown vs Los Mercenarios (Rey Escorpion Jr and Taurus)
All Elite Wrestling Executive VP Cody Apologizes For Participating In Anti-Gay ‘Puto’ Chant
All Elite Wrestling’s Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes is apologizing for participating in a homophobic chant during AAA’s Triplemania event in Mexico City last month.
Rhodes joined AAA star Psycho Clown and former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez in chanting “puto” following their match at the event. The chant has plagued Mexico soccer games over the last decade. Fans often chant it towards the opposing team. The term itself has several meanings, one of which is homophobic. The word translates to “male prostitute”, and has been a derogatory term used against gay men and, therefore, is a gay slur.
An AEW spokesperson released the following statement to Outsports.
“Cody joined his teammates at AAA TripleMania for what he understood to be their post-match tradition in Mexico and was unaware of any negative connotations. Certainly the last thing Cody would want to do is to hurt or offend anyone, anywhere.”
All Elite Wrestling included a clip of Cody, Psycho Clown, and Cain Velasquez chanting the slur during episode 4 of Road To All Out on the company’s Youtube channel.
Fifa guidelines state, “Referees would first stop the match and request a public announcement to insist that the discriminatory behavior cease. If this has no effect, he or she can then suspend play again and, if the racist, behavior persists, abandon the match.”
Representatives from AAA did not respond to a request from Outsports for comment.