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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Death by Tragedy

3/22/2015 12:59:53 PM

Oh my goodness. This does not sit well at all. Now, what am I pertaining to? Relax. Just read this post, and you will see everything.

First things first: Think twice before you say something like “wrestling is fake,” ‘cause apparently it’s no joke getting body pain just to entertain people—especially if you are some sort of an “ex-fan.” 

And sometimes, it even cost them their lives. Much to what happened on Owen Hart, Mike DeBiase and Mitsuharu Misawa.

Well, this happened just recently; and in case you want to see this clip, I am now warning you that the footage might cause you some kind of disturbia. 

Yes, a wrestler died in the ring—no kayfabe per se—while on his match in Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion, a known wrestling promotion in Mexico over the weekend. And his opponent happens to be one of the mightiest luchadors ever to grace the ring in Rey Mysterio.

His name is Pedro Aguayo Ramirez–known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Jr., the son of one of legendary Perro Aguayo, and was then casted heel in the AAA (a leader of Los Perros de Mal or “The Bad Dogs”). He was scheduled to deal in a two-on-two tag-team match against Mysterio—or Oscar Gutierrez in real life—during AAA’s event called The Clash late Friday evening at a municipal auditorium in Tijuana, Mexico.

Here’s a bit of a closer look:

Upon seeing the footages, it seemed Mysterio’s dropkick hits Hijo del Perro’s left shoulder; but it also appeared the ropes seemed to barred its impact over the kicked guy; making him listless and seriously beaten. It was only noticed when Mysterio unleashed his signature move called 619, but did not his Perro’s head. 

The match still went on despite everyone—from the wrestlers to the game officials to even spectators —checking on Aguayo. 

They need to stop this damn match before it gets out of hand. If you wonder why that happened, well that’s how the business rolls. And you just can’t blame them – unless it’s the referee’s decision, something that the likes of boxing, UFC, and even that NXT championship match between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens had in common.

Did it appear too late? Well, AAA’s commissioner quickly opinionated “The reaction for medical attention was quick.” And if you base it on the clips presented, it was indeed; considering he was taken by an ambulance to a nearby hospital. But sadly, he was pronounced around 1:30 in the morning at Hospital del Prado.

I pity those idiots who tweeted that Mysterio killed him though. Are you guys dead serious? You know wrestling may be “fake” in your POVs, but to take it on a bad limelight? Man, sucks to be you. 

No one wanted it to happen. Not even Rey or anyone out there.

And perhaps, it will be contrasted to what the Baja California’s state prosecutor said. They called it “manslaughter?” Well, the Tijuana Boxing and Wrestling Commission tagged it as an unfortunate accident.

Well again, true enough! That is why a lot of wrestling promotions—especially the WWE—has been vocal in saying “Be smart. Be safe. Don’t try this at home.” ‘Cause wrestling may be a scripted dangerous sport compared to the likes Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing; but the athletes-slash-performers who go out there day in and day out, doing those deliberately dangerous stunts while getting hurt in the process, is NEVER (EVER!) a joke.

If you want certain cases to be recalled, here’s a tale of accounts as Rappler reported: 

Mike Debiase succumbed to a heart attack in his match in Texas. Owen Hart was killed right before his match even started in 1999. And even a Japanese wrestler was killed after landing awkwardly on his match in 2009. I’ll discuss more of them in one of my posts later on here at the SlickMaster’s Files.

Meantime, even if I haven’t seen any match from the AAA, my condolences goes to the family of that departed wrestler. Rest in Peace, Perro. Seeing those clips was actually disheartening on my part, though I have to review it before I give my take on this issue.
Author: slickmaster | © 2015 september twenty-eight productions

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