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July 8, 2019 Observer Newsletter: The life and death of Perro Aguayo


Pedro “El Perro” Aguayo, a wrestler who is widely believed to have drawn more live fans to matches than anyone in Mexico, and at a level of all but a few in history, passed away on 7/3 at the age of 73.

Aguayo, Rey Mendoza and Gori Guerrero are generally considered as the three biggest stars in the history of Lucha Libre who were not masked wrestlers. Known for brawling, bleeding and throwing his body around, Aguayo made his name as a heel and as he got older was one of the most beloved wrestlers of any wrestler in history.

His family reported the death without any other information.

Aguayo had been battling dementia in recent years and was kept from doing public interviews when his son, Perro Aguayo Jr., passed away after an in-ring accident on March 21, 2015, at the age of 35.

The Aguayos are one of only five father-and-sons in the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame, along with the Funks (Dory Sr., Dory Jr., Terry), The Guerreros (Gori, Eddy), The Harts (Stu, Bret), The McMahons (Vincent James, Vincent Kennedy) and the Guzmans (El Santo, El Hijo del Santo).

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