Six days after the tragic passing of Mexican wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr it appears that Rey Mysterio, one of the men in the ring at the time of his friend's death, is on the verge of retiring from wrestling.
This update comes courtesy of NoDQ who report that CMLL wrestler Rey Bucanero has spoken with Mysterio in the past couple of days. He claims the former WWE Superstar is "leaning towards retirement."
Perro Aguayo Jr's death occurred during a tag-team match in Tijuana, Mexico which included Rey Mysterio, Manik and Extreme Tiger. Autopsy results today confirmed that he died instantly after the in-ring accident.
It was an awkward landing on the rope, and the dramatic force with which it sprung back and hit Aguayo's neck, that led to the wrestler suffering three fractured vertebrae. The news that Rey Mysterio is contemplating retirement cannot come as a surprise to too many people.
Having been so close to the tragedy - it was at first thought that a Mysterio kick had killed Aguayo Jr - the shocking tragedy will have had an untold affect on the veteran masked Superstar.
Add to that the fact that Mysterio and Aguayo Jr had been friends since childhood and you can only imagine the emotions and thoughts that must have gone through the former's head since the weekend. Mysterio's Twitter posts in the wake of the accident give an insight into that.
What's more, some people actually saw fit to blame the ex-WWE star for the death of his opponent. Indeed, there were reports that he had received death threats from within his native Mexico.
Aged 40, there would be no-one who could argue with Rey Mysterio's decision to walk away from wrestling at this point.
As stated above, there has been no official word out of the Rey Mysterio camp as of yet. That may very well change tonight though with the wrestler scheduled to make his first public appearance since the tragic events.
He will be taking part in an interview in San Jose this evening.
What do you think WWE fans? Is there any way Rey Mysterio can carry on after what happened, and what will you remember most about his career if he does quit? Let us know in the comments section below...
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