Authorities found (now) ex-pro wrestling legend Abismo Negro ("The Black Abyss") floating down a Mexican river on Sunday. The story/explanation sounds bizarre. To Wrestling-Edge:
No definite cause of death has been determined as of yet, nor has foul play been ruled out.
According to a bus driver who was transporting González and other passengers to Mexico City, González became agitated, almost panicked and demanded to be let off the bus despite it being 1:30 in the morning. After leaving the bus, González found himself lost on the dark hillside, confirmed by a text message he sent to his wife. After receiving the text, his wife contacted local wrestling promoter Vicente Martinez, who organized a search party.
Yesterday morning, González was found floating face down in the river. There has been talk that he may have gotten stuck in mud and was unable to free himself. The body was removed from the river and positively identified as Gonzalez. The local coroner confirmed that the anxiety attack led to the events of his death. He also noted that anabolic steroids being taken by Gonzalez at the time could have caused his anxiety attack.
The steroids/anxiety attack explanation sounds hokey. Indeed Gonzalez may have taken steroids (appears to go with the pro wrestling profession). However 'anxiety attack' caused by anabolic steroids leading to confusion and death might be pushing it.
The wrestler might have suffered a heart attack or a stroke, leading to confusion. Very common. That confusion could have led to more panic and disorientation. Or it all could be foul play.
Considering the general cocktail of anabolic drugs pro wrestlers ingest - AASs, HGH, insulin, thyroid hormones, it is a wonder their heart makes it past 40. Oh yeah, it often doesn't.
González changed his appearance in 1997 and became Abismo Negro in 1997. He wrestled at the 1997 Royal Rumble in San Antonio at the Alamo Dome by taking part in a "Free-For-All" pre-show match alongside Heavy Metal and Histeria. His team lost to Octagón, Blue Demon, Jr. and Tinieblas Jr. He also made two appearances on Raw in March of that year.
In 2004, Abismo Negro appeared in TNA by taking part in the World X Cup Tournament for Team Mexico.