During the show, Parka attempted to dive through the ropes to the floor onto Rush and his feet clipped the ropes, causing him to crash to the floor and drive his head and neck into the security railing. Nunca tuve la fortuna de estar con el en un ring pero las veces que lo vi fuera de él siempre amable. @KennyOmegamanX de @AEWrestling #HeroesInmortalesXIII En VIVO por @TwitchES […], Cain Velasquez attended last night’s NJPW Super J-Cup in San Francisco and had a informal meeting with NJPW officials, according to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi. He underwent surgery the next morning but was never able to recover from his injuries and passed away on Jan 11th. Lucha Libre AAA posted the news on Twitter and you can view the tweet below. Wrestler La Parka has won many titles and trophies, both national and around the world. He had a fantastic feud with LA Park over the gimmick of La Parka and it still remains one of my favorite feuds in history. My heart goes to his family and friendsThis are the dangers of wrestling. La Parka, who was originally branded “La Parka Jr.” when the original version of the character left for World Championship Wrestling in the mid-1990s, began his career in 1987 and would go on to become one of the biggest stars in lucha libre. New, 10 Greatest Match Finishes In Modern Wrestling History, Renee Paquette Announces New 'Oral Sessions' Podcast, Backstage WWE News On Original Plans For Roman Reigns' Latest Title Run, Wrestling News: AEW Sign Former WWE Tag Champion, SHOCK Drew McIntyre Feud Planned & More (VIDEO), 9 Ups & 3 Downs From Impact Wrestling (Nov 17). QEPD #LaParka https://t.co/GVkS11YVuJ, — “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeCienWWE) January 12, 2020. Descanse en paz. ¡Tenemos NUEVO Megacampeón AAA! La Parka! Tragic news from the world of lucha libre this weekend as La Parka has died at the age of 56. 'CDMX, January 11, 2020: Lucha Libra AAA Worldwide is in mourning. Originating from Hermosillo, Sonora, Jesus Alfonso Escoboza Huerta traversed through Mexico and the world under the mask of La Parka. He held both the Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship and Mexican National Tag Team Championship twice, and we recommend you read the write-up from Luchablog for insight on the performer and what he meant to the sport. 40,000+ articles posted by thousands of contributors spanning the entire cultural spectrum. Seen on Sky News; featured in The Guardian, NY Times, The Independent and more. Externamos nuestro apoyo y condolencias a toda su familia y elevamos nuestras oraciones para su pronta resignación. La Parka was just that, a super hero to many kids with his great charisma and his electrifying dancing stole the heart of Lucha Libre fans all over Mexico. Adolfo Tapia made his professional wrestling debut in 1982 at the age of 16, using his real name. New, Backstage WWE Update On Vince McMahon Meeting With Chelsea Green AAA's Lucha Libre Star La Parka Dead At 55. La Parka got his start in wrestling in 1987 and finally hit it big in 1995 when he worked as Karis la Momia for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. All rights reserved. THERE IS NOTHING FAKE ABOUT IT! Among those titles, he has won 4 times the AAA Rey de Reyes title, among many other titles. Demus & Dave The Clown Team IMPACT (Josh Alexander, Sami Callihan & Michael Elgin) def. La Parka was just that, a super hero to many kids with his great charisma and his electrifying dancing stole the heart of Lucha Libre fans all over Mexico. 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We send our love and condolences to his family, friends, and fans. “Cain Velasquez is at the New Japan Super J Cup show tonight in […]. La Parka II (not to be mistaken for the La Parka which appeared in WCW) wrestled for AAA Worldwide for nearly a quarter of a century and was rightly lauded as one of the “bigger recent stars in Mexican wrestling”. He more than lived up to it and was one of the most over acts in lucha libre history. The mask and outfit he wore to the ring have become iconic and every time his music hit, the crowd went crazy. Count Oscar: When you think of Lucha Libre many names come to mind. Later on he would wrestle as the masked El Gringo in the Monclova, Coahuila region and as El Minero in Mexico City. El Santo, Mil Máscaras, Blue Demon, Rey Mysterio, but none compare to La Parka. In 1988 he changed his ring character to El Asesino de Tepito ("The Assassin from Tepito"), a rudo(villain) character he used in 1988… A statement from AAA explained that Parka (real name Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta) died due to lung and kidney failure. The Mexican wrestling sensation had been paralyzed since an in-ring accident in October. Con mucha tristeza lamentamos informar que nuestro amigo e ídolo de la lucha libre mexicana Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta "LA PARKA" ha fallecido. RIP La Parka. AAA Star La Parka (Jesus Huerta Escoboza) has died at 55, stemming from injuries sustained in a wrestling match last year. Lifts rubber and metal. Fans of every generation of lucha libre loved the man and I am truly saddened by this. That gave him neck and cervical fractures that left him unable to move or talk, and while he was able to regain some feeling and communicate again, the injuries ultimately cost him his life. pic.twitter.com/qK925xXFhI, — Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) January 12, 2020, Mi más sentido pésame! Tapia lost his first Lucha de Apuesta, or bet match, to Climax II and was forced to take off the El Minero mask and reveal his real name, as per Lucha libre traditions. You can also view some tribute various wrestlers have shared below as well. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time... WWE Survivor Series 2020: 10 Nightmares That Could Come True Respect our sport. Main eventing many of Triple AAA big shows for so many years, he was the top Baby face “técnico” of the company. We need more writers about La Parka you will be missed. Idol and legend of Mexican lucha libre. Main eventing many of Triple AAA big shows for so many years, he was the top Baby face “técnico” of the company. As a young kid, you always saw your favorite Luchador as a super hero. All of us here at WR give our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time. La Parka died doing something that he love and he risked everything for it. La Parka — who we should note is the AAA La Parka, not the WCW version of La Parka, who now wrestles as LA Park — reportedly died due to complications from a horrifying injury he suffered at Kaoz Lucha Libre’s 64 Anniversary Arena Coliseum event in Monterrey in October of 2019. The Mexican sensation had been paralyzed after hitting his head on the floor and guard rail following a missed tope in his match with RUSH and Murder Clown at Kaoz Lucha-Libre's 64th anniversary event on October 21st. @Parka_AAA , — Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) January 12, 2020, This are terrible news. I was holding out hope that he would pull through from the injuries he sustained but they proved to be too much for him. I will say that if you are not that familiar with this La Parka, you should do yourselves a favor and search out his work because he is truly one of the all-time greats. Impact Wrestling To Lose Several Top Stars This Week? Tragic news from the world of lucha libre this weekend as La Parka has died at the age of 56. #RIPLaparka https://t.co/k0tS6RbfUK, — Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) January 12, 2020. Externamos nuestro apoyo y condolencias a toda su familia y elevamos nuestras oraciones para su pronta resignación. Growing up watching La Parka was a pleasure and a big influence on my love for Lucha Libre. New, 10 Most Genuinely Frightening Moments In Wrestling History We truly lost one of the biggest legends in wrestling today. Con mucha tristeza lamentamos informar que nuestro amigo e ídolo de la lucha libre mexicana Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta "LA PARKA" ha fallecido. Then, under his new identity as La Parka (II), he quickly earned an elite position within the AAA ranks, becoming a leader in the battle against the LLL and its allies. Que en paz descanza La Parka. In Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide we join the sorrow of the luchistic family after the sensitive death of Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta who gave life to the character of: “La Parka” 1966-2020. The Mexican wrestling sensation had been paralyzed since an in-ring accident in October. This is the second La Parka and the original one is now known LA Park and La Parka 2 had a lot to live up to because of how popular the original one was. Team AAA (Murder […], Kenny Omega has defeated Rey Fenix to win the AAA Mega Heavyweight Championship at the promotions Héroes Inmortales show today. With a heavy heart rest easy. In his possession is the Copa Triplemania, the Copa Antonio Pena, the masks of Cibernetico, Gigante Drako, Halcon Dorado Jr. and Muerte Cibernetica as well as the top winner of the Rey de Reyes tournament.'. AAA issued this statement regarding Parka's death, last night. This hits hard. All content: ©2020 Wrestle Royalty.com. Chris Dickinson & Mascarita Sagrada def. Royalty of the Ring: Semi-Final – Naomi vs Mia Yim, Chelsea Green Suffers Injury During Smackdown, The Royal Council – Greatest Wrestlers of Right Now, WWE Smackdown Review – A Smackdown Rendezvous. Mexico City, January 11, 2020 - Lucha Libre AAA … Descanse en paz pic.twitter.com/JNtTYKOlwG, — Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) January 12, 2020, I have lost so many people in the last 5 years in Lucha Libre and my life. ⚫ DESCANSE EN PAZ LA PARKA ⚫El CMLL se une a la pena que embarga a la familia luchistica por el sensible fallecimiento del luchador La Parka, quien tuvo una destacada trayectoria en la historia de este deporte. It is with great sadness that I report that lucha libre legend La Parka has passed away due to complications from the injury he suffered last year during a dive to the outside. S.A.M.’s Spiel: This has honestly hit me a lot harder than I thought it would. Today, January 11, 2020, in his native home Hermosillo, Sonora, Jesus Alfonso Escoboza Huerta, LA PARKA, passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones.