Lucha Legend Perro Aguayo Sr. Passes Away

The wrestling world has sustained a big loss, as Perro Aguayo has passed away.

Perros del Mal announced on Facebook Wednesday evening that the 73-year old legend had died, leaving a huge legacy that includes AAA, NWA, UWA, and technically even WWF championships on his way to helping establish and influence a generation of talent.

Aguayo was a huge star, and a major draw who helped influence a physical, brawling style. This led him to big success in the Universal Wrestling Association, where he'd actually become a seven-time WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, before the title was sent back to the actual World Wrestling Federation. Despite the title reigns, it wasn't until 1997 when Aguayo would actually make televised WWF appearances.

1992 saw Aguayo help establish AAA, which is still thriving today. Aguayo himself would enjoy six title reigns in the company. Along his career, he won over 40 documented Luchas de Apuestas matches.

Aguayo wrestled as recently as 2007, and Aguayo's ultra-popular son also passed away in a tragic accident in the ring just years ago.

Fightful sends our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Perro Aguayo.

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