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Perro Aguayo Jr. (1979-2015)

Real Name - Pedro Aguayo Ramírez

Birthdate - 7/23/1979 - 3/21/2015

5’6” 165 lbs. - Mexico City, Mexico

Athletic Background - n/a

Teacher(s) - Perro Aguayo

Professional Background - AAA(`95-`03), CMLL(`03-`08), PdM(`08), Indies(`08-`15), AAA(`10-`15)

AliasesHijo del Perro Aguayo

Groups - Los Juniors Atomico, La Furia del Norte, Los Perros Del Mal

Peak Years - `04-`10

Finisher(s) - 

- Flying La Lanza

- La Lanza

- Perrito Driver (Low Kick)

- La Silla

Favorites -

- La Silla off apron

- Front Dropkick

- Biting

- Lariat

- Chop

Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set4

Intangibles Rating - 


Place in History - The role of family within lucha libre is more pronounced than pro-wrestling anywhere in the world.  The vast majority of notable luchadores have fathers, brothers, uncles or cousins in the business and those connections have been key for the launch of many careers.  The descendents of the most famous luchadores are mixed bag of coattail riders, copycats and a few genuine talents.  Perro Aguayo was a major rudo of the 1970s and later a beloved technico in the 1990s, perhaps the greatest non-masked luchador of all-time.  While Perro was in the midst of his late career run in AAA, his son Perro Aguayo Jr. made his debut.  While he was unquestionably living off his father’s legacy, the younger Perro was impressive from the start.  Perrito was a teenager, short and skinny, wearing the trademark garb of his father and using the same signature moves.  However, he was in the right place at the right time.  AAA’s talent pool was depleted by WCW and the peso devaluation, allowing the youngster to quickly advance up the cards.  He, along with Heavy Metal, Hector Garza and Latin Lover became the central technicos for AAA for several years.  Hijo del Perro Aguayo was very good and yet he was missing something.  In 2003, he made the move to CMLL and was turned rudo for the first time.  It transformed him from an average wrestler with a famous name to a bonafide superstar.  After years of continuing in his father’s footsteps, he emerged as his own man.  His father too had made his name as a rough and wooly villain who eventually became a beloved character.  Perrito did the same.  He formed a stable of rudos called “Perros del Mal” and their simply designed t-shirt became a hot item among fans and non-fans.  Perro was the anti-hero that many of the CMLL fans were waiting for after years of formulaic booking.  The promotion was on fire as this new group of cool heels came at the same time as Mistico’s ascension.  Perro was also featured on a popular reality show that further escalated his popularity.  He left CMLL and tried to run independent shows, but eventually headed to AAA and was immediately moved into a top spot.  Although known and unknown health problems were taking their toll, Perro Aguayo Jr. was the most popular luchador in AAA and entering into the height of his career.  Then at a small Tijuana show, Perro took a bad bump that ended in his death.  It stunned the pro-wrestling world.  A star tragically cut down in the prime of his life by a freak accident.  While Perro Aguayo Jr. was not the most successful or the best luchador, he was a groundbreaking performer in his own way whose charisma and character are impossible to replicate.