Luchador Wrestler Principe Aéreo Dead At Age 26 After Collapsing Mid-Match (VIDEO)

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The wrestling world is in mourning this week after the tragic news of a young wrestler dying.

Principe Aéreo, who is a wrestling star in Mexico, dies at just age 26 after video showed him collapsing in the ring during a match over the weekend.

Saturday at Arena San Juan Pantitlan in Mexico City — Principe Aéreo took two slaps to the chest and a kick to the stomach when he suddenly fainted onto the mat. His opponent and the in-ring ref immediately knew something was very wrong as medical personnel came out to rush him to the nearest hospital.

MasLucha.com says an official medical report revealed the wrestler suffered a “ruptured middle cerebral artery.”

Other wrestling events in Mexico held moments of applause to honor Salazar: