It was reported last night that Lucha Libre legend Super Porky (real name José Luis Alvarado Nieves) had passed away.
His son, Psycho Clown has since revealed that this was caused by a heart attack. WWE has also released a statement following Nieves’ passing. He had a brief stint with the company in the mid-2000s. WWE posted the following on WWE.com:
“The always charismatic and infectiously hilarious Lucha Libre Legend José Luis Alvarado Nieves, better known in the squared circle as “Super Porky” (Brazo de Plata), passed away Monday at the age of 58. The celebrated Mexican competitor was a proud member the Alvarado wrestling family, which includes several generations of luchador athletes, as well as being a member of the squared circle for nearly 40 years — including a stint with WWE from 2005 to 2006.
WWE extends its condolences to José Luis Alvarado Nieves’ family and friends.”
We here at WrestleTalk would also like to extend our deepest condolences to the friends, family and fans of Super Porky.