As we approach one week since the tragic passing of luchador Perro Aguayo Jr. following a match in Tijuana, Mexico, the wrestling world is still coming to grips with the high profile death of one of the biggest stars from one of the business' biggest markets.
The Associated Press today brought news that the autopsy on Perro (real name Pedro Aguayo Ramirez) has been completed and a report issued by the Baja California prosecutor's office. Aguayo had three fractured vertebrae and those were listed as the cause of his death. Deputy Prosecutor Gilberto Cota Alanis said that he was dead by the time he reached the hospital. That office is still investigating the incident for possible charges and will interview the others involved in the match such as Rey Mysterio, Jr., TJ Perkins, Tigre Uno, Konnan and other officials, but the autopsy indicates that death was fairly quick and that it's unlikely any level or speed of treatment could have saved him after his neck was broken.
WWE ex-Mysterio, who was the most widely known name involved in the incident and also the performer delivering offense in the exhibition when Perro was hurt, has been the focus of much of the mainstream media attention since last Saturday. Both CMLL star Rey Bucanero and sources of thecubsfan at Lucha Blog have indicated that Rey is considering retiring rather than continuing with the comeback he began after finally getting free of his contract with WWE.
Both Mysterio and Konnan are set to make their first public appearances since the tragedy at the WaleMania event tonight (March 26, 2015) in the Bay Area, and Rey is still listed as signing autographs at WrestleCon this weekend.
Insiders and fans in Mexico are naturally still talking about the death, and the business within which it occurred. Though the Mexico City Lucha Libre Commission has cleared Tijuana officials of any blame and Dr. Gustavo Zavaleta of the commission states that Aguayo was himself cleared by an examination "15 days" before The Crash show where he died, many luchadors are publicly lamenting their lack of medical insurance and the way they're treated by promoters.
We'll update with any pertinent comments from Mysterio or Konnan concerning the incident or Rey's future as we have them.