After the sad news of La Parka’s death last week, the lucha libre world celebrated his career. La Parka died on January 11 from long-term complications of a suicide dive mishap in October.
As with all mentions of La Parka, it must be clarified that this La Parka is not the same person as the WCW La Parka. The WCW version now goes by the name LA Park.
Some of these videos and comments will be in Spanish.
Lucha Azteca aired a tribute show on Friday. Here is the ‘thank you’ video to La Parka.
La Parka’s son, Karis La Momia Jr., penned a column for Record in honor of his father. One particular paragraph stood out.
Dr. Wagner Jr. posted a photo montage of unforgettable moments with La Parka. Something about seeing the masked men at a fast food joint feels so natural in the center image.La Parka was a free soul, a hippie, and amid the pain I feel, it reassures me to think that he is in a very special place, fully enjoying the freedom he defended during the 54 years of his life.
Hijo del Fantasma also shared photo memories.Wagnermaniacos ... memorias inolvidables de combates de un gran guerrero @LaParkaAAA y gran ser #humano #bienbienbien @record_mexico @torreon @MilenioLaguna @LuchaAztecaAAA @ovaciones @estoenlinea @VengaLaAlegria @MMTVLaguna pic.twitter.com/C2janzmfmh
— Dr. Wagner Jr (@WagnerJrOficial) January 14, 2020
Psycho Clown was thankful to La Parka for showing him how to be a great person inside and outside the ring.
Pagano got a tattoo to honor La Parka.
Angelico will always remember the happiness La Parka brought to the fans. Angelico added a humorous wrestling clip.
We’ll close with a couple in English from Taya, Marty Martinez, and Killer Kross.
Haven’t stopped crying and I know you wouldn’t want me to. Today’s match is dedicated to you Chewy. Years and years of working and traveling with you. You weren’t just a superhero to the fans but also to you friends and coworkers. RIP Parka Wera Loca on Twitter
— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) January 12, 2020
Wow this sucks . I'll always remember @Parka_AAA as one of the kindest to me in Mexico & a scar on my nose from one of my matches w him. Nothing he did fyi, we were bull fighting during a match. He always added fun & hilarity when we worked & after. RIP carnal#RIPLAParka Wera Loca on Twitter pic.twitter.com/P3IWLzcQfP
— Martin Casaus (@martincasaus) January 12, 2020
Rest well, La Parka.La Parka was one of the first new friends I made in Mexico.
He was always smiling and had a great energy.
Our communication was limited with each other- but we’d always pull pranks on each other and make fun of ourselves together.
Please check out his work.
He loved the fans.
— Killer Kross (@realKILLERkross) January 12, 2020