The pro wrestling world has lost another legend.
Mexican pro wrestling legend La Parka (Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza) passed away on Saturday evening, January 11, 2020 after suffering what ended up being fatal injuries following a dive spot in a match at a KAOZ Lucha Libre event the end of November in 2019.
La Parka was one of the biggest recent stars in the Mexican pro wrestling scene, and was considered one of the symbols of the AAA Lucha Libre promotion.
La Parka also worked in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) during the industry-changing influx of Cruiserweight and Lucha Libre talents during the Monday Night Wars era with WCW jumping off to an early lead over WWE that lasted well-over a year, with many pointing to the innovative in-ring style used by the Cruiserweight / Lucha Libre stars as one of the key factors.
The AAA Lucha Libre promotion issued the following statement:
The Lucha Blog posted the following remembrance of La Parka on Twitter shortly after the news of his passing was confirmed on Saturday night.
AAA's La Parka passed away tonight. He was 56. He suffered serious injuries on a dive at the end of November and never recovered.— luchablog (@luchablog) January 12, 2020
La Parka is one of the bigger recent stars in Mexican wrestling, the symbol of AAA. He is not the La Parka who wrestled in WCW and is now LA Park. pic.twitter.com/HiBICfYHri