By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
La Parka (Jesus Alfonso Escoboza Huerta) died on Saturday. He suffered head and neck injuries suffered during a match in October. La Parka missed his opponent while performing a dive, causing him to crash headfirst into the ringside barrier.
Powell’s POV: It must be noted that this is not the La Parka who wrestled in WCW and currently works as LA Park in Mexico and MLW. Huerta took over the gimmick in 2003 after a falling out between Adolfo Tapia, the original La Parka, and AAA owner Antonio Pena, when Tapia went to work for CMLL. There are conflicting listings for Huerta’s age at the time of his death with some outlets listing him as 56 and others listing him as 54. My deepest sympathies to Huerta’s family and friends.
Con infinita tristeza en el corazón decimos adiós a un ídolo de la lucha libre mexicana y referente único de @luchalibreaaa
Toda la familia luchística nos unimos para levantar una oración en nombre de Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta, LA PARKA.
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/y9OVAM6XJX
— Marisela Peña (@MPenaAAA) January 12, 2020
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.
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
— luchablog (@luchablog) January 12, 2020