Sad news to pass along from the world of lucha libre. Luchador Príncipe Aéreo collapsed during a match and later died at the hospital on Saturday night (Oct. 17, 2020). It was believed he suffered a stroke.
Príncipe Aéreo participated in a MexaWrestling event at the Arena San Juan Pantitlan in Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico. During a match, he took a few chops to the chest and a kick to the gut then awkwardly collapsed to the mat. His opponent immediately recognized something serious had occurred. The referee called for assistance, and Príncipe Aéreo was transported to a local hospital.
Here is a clip of the moment.
Several lucha libre media outlets have confirmed the terrible news. It is believed that Príncipe Aéreo was 26 years of age at the time of his death. He worked primarily in the indie scene around Mexico City.
Nos informan la muerte de #PrincipeAereo en #ArenSanJuanPantitlan en el evento de #MexaWrestling, nos unimos a esta pena q embarga a la familia del joven y a la familia luchística en general, joven q pintaba con buenos dotes aéreos y una estupenda actitud.#latijeraluchalibre pic.twitter.com/UnG7lYramF
— La Tijera Lucha Libre (@LaTijeraLucha) October 18, 2020
Cageside Seats’ thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Príncipe Aéreo following his tragic death.
Que descanse en paz.