Mexican Wrestler Salazar dies aged 26 after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm
Luis Angel Salazar, who fought as Principe Aereo, which in English means Aerial Prince,
went down after receiving two slaps to the chest as his opponent Redimido ran towards him to deliver another blow.
The 26-year-old’s rival and the ref immediately realized he was not play-acting and could be seen desperately
ushering for medical assistance as they tended to him on the canvas.
But a third wrestler was fooled into thinking it was part of the dead man’s performance and jumped into the
ring to kick the fighter trying to help Principe Aereo before he realized a tragedy was unfolding in front
of his eyes.
The shock moment happened on Saturday at the San Juan Pantitlan Arena on the outskirts of Mexico City.
Initial reports pointed to Luis Angel, whose mum and girlfriend were in the crowd, suffering a heart attack.
But today a specialist wrestling website, maslucha.com, said he had died in a hospital opposite the arena
after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.
Fans quickly took to social media to voice their hurt.