The match keeps going because fighters and audience think it’s part of the script.

Daily Mail – A Mexican wrestling star suffered a fatal blow in the ring on Friday night in front of the thousands of fans in attendance – and the fight continued for nearly two minutes as he lay motionless on the mat.

Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, went limp on the ropes after a flying kick from one of his opponents, Oscar Gutierrez, known as Rey Misterio, Jr., hit his neck.

The team match continued for almost two minutes before the other participants and the referee realized Aguayo was seriously injured and tended to him, according to video shot in a municipal auditorium in Tijuana, Mexico.

The wrestler lost consciousness and never recovered, reports San Diego Red. 

The Baja, California, state prosecutor’s office said he was taken to a hospital a block away and died about 1:30am on Saturday morning.

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