Lucha Legend La Parka Has Died

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.

 

 

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.