Lucha Libre star Principe Aereo has passed away at the age of 23
Principe Aereo, whose real name was Luis Ángel Salazar collapsed in the middle of the ring while wrestling for the Mexa Wrestling promotion last night at Arena San Juan Pantitlan in Mexico City, Mexico.
Aereo collapsed after taking two chops to the chest and was immediately taken to the back for medical attention. A report from Mas Lucha notes that Aereo was treated by the designated doctor of the boxing and fighting Commission determined that he should be immediately transferred to the hospital, where despite their efforts, they could not revive him.
Principe Aereo passed away during the Mexa Wrestling show tonight at Arena San Juan Pantitlan.— luchablog (@luchablog) October 18, 2020
the clip only has about a minute of the match, so it's possible something else could've happened earlier. But it looks so random.— luchablog (@luchablog) October 18, 2020
-- Este sábado falleció el luchador Príncipe Aéreo durante una función de #LuchaLibre en la Arena San Juan Pantitlan al oriente de la #CDMX, en el evento Mexa War II de la empresa Mexa Wrestling. El gladiador sufrió de un infarto.#PuntoCuatroTV pic.twitter.com/BBxJNJW1bU— Punto Cuatro TV (@puntocuatrotv) October 18, 2020
correction: Príncipe Aéreo was actually 23 when he passed away.— luchablog (@luchablog) October 18, 2020
Principe Aereo began his career in 2010 and after wrestling in smaller promotions, he got a chance to work for AAA in 2019 and returned earlier this year.
Fightful sends its condolences to Aereo’s family, friends, and fans.