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. Lucha Libre AAA posted the news on Twitter and you can view the tweet below. You can also view some tribute various wrestlers have shared below as well.
Con mucha tristeza lamentamos informar que nuestro amigo e ídolo de la lucha libre mexicana Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta "LA PARKA" ha fallecido.
Externamos nuestro apoyo y condolencias a toda su familia y elevamos nuestras oraciones para su pronta resignación.
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. This hits hard. Que en paz descanza La Parka. @Parka_AAA 🙏🏻💔
— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) January 12, 2020
This are terrible news. My heart goes to his family and friends💔💔💔
This are the dangers of wrestling. La Parka died doing something that he love and he risked everything for it.
Respect our sport. THERE IS NOTHING FAKE ABOUT IT! #RIPLaparka https://t.co/k0tS6RbfUK
— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) January 12, 2020
⚫ 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.
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/qK925xXFhI
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) January 12, 2020
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeCienWWE) January 12, 2020
S.A.M.’s Spiel: This has honestly hit me a lot harder than I thought it would. 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. 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. Fans of every generation of lucha libre loved the man and I am truly saddened by this. 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. He injured his shoulder in an automobile accident at one point that forced a change in his wrestling style, but it still did not stop him from continuing his career. I was holding out hope that he would pull through from the injuries he sustained but they proved to be too much for him. We truly lost one of the biggest legends in wrestling today. 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. All of us here at WR give our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time. RIP La Parka.
Count Oscar: When you think of Lucha Libre many names come to mind. El Santo, Mil Máscaras, Blue Demon, Rey Mysterio, but none compare to La Parka. As a young kid, you always saw your favorite Luchador as a super hero. 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. Main eventing many of Triple AAA big shows for so many years, he was the top Baby face “técnico” of the company. Growing up watching La Parka was a pleasure and a big influence on my love for Lucha Libre. La Parka you will be missed. With a heavy heart rest easy.