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Lucha libre wrestler dies in the ring

A Lucha Libre wrestler dies in the ring.
A lucha libre wrestler dies in the ring. Image by Luis Javier Vilchis / CC BY 2.0

Lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) is usually a crowd-pleasing spectacle that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but a fight in the Mexican city of Tijuana has left one wrestler dead and fans in shock. Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, son of an equally famous competitor, was kicked by an opponent during the bout on Friday and slumped on the ropes while the fight continued until it was noticed that something was wrong. He was then taken to hospital but later died of neck injuries. Read more: cnn.com