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#2. Perro Aguayo Sr. and Paco Alonso pass away; Chris Jericho's emotional tribute

 Perro Aguayo Sr. (l) and Paco Alonso (r)
 Perro Aguayo Sr. (l) and Paco Alonso (r)

The wrestling fraternity lost two trendsetting personalities of the industry this past week.

Perro Aguayo Sr., considered to be one of the greatest Mexican wrestlers of all time, passed away at the age of 73 on July 3rd. Aguayo debuted in 1968 and went on to become of the most sought-after attractions for decades to come, as he made a name for himself in AAA and Universal Wrestling Association. Tributes and condolences poured in from all corners right after news of the Lucha Libre icon's death was made public.

Another significant figure in Mexican pro wrestling, CMLL owner Paco Alonso died on July 7th. Alonso was the head honcho of the oldest pro wrestling organization in the world - Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Alonso took over the reins of CMLL from his uncle Salvador “Chavo” Lutteroth Jr. in 1987 and steered the promotion to become the leading company in Mexico. Chris Jericho put out a tearjerking video in which he paid tribute to Alonso.

We at Sportskeeda covey our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Perro Aguayo Sr. and Paco Alonso.

Published 08 Jul 2019, 17:13 IST
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