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Chris Jericho pays tribute on the death of wrestling promoterAnother week in the bustling world of pro wrestling just went by and as always, there were many newsworthy moments that captivated the attention of the fans.

A former WWE Superstar confirmed his in-ring return with a new gimmick while another fan-favourite teased a possible return in a recent interview.

Elsewhere, two pioneers of the wrestling industry passed away.

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Chris Jericho posted an emotional tribute to CMLL owner Paco Alonso, who has passed away at age 67.

Jericho spoke on how Alonso believed in him, and helped him get a break in the infancy of his career in Mexico.

Paco Alonso was regarded as one of Mexico’s most prominent wrestling promotors. The third generation promotor was the grandson of company founder Salvador Lutteroth.

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CMLL shared the following message on social media today.

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Alonso was the head honcho of the oldest pro wrestling organization in the world – Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).

Alonso took over the reins of CMLL from his uncle Salvador “Chavo” Lutteroth Jr. in 1987 and steered the promotion to become the leading company in Mexico.

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#RIPPacoAlonso …thanks for believing in me and always taking care of me! @cmll_mx

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Chris Jericho put out a tearjerking video in which he paid tribute to Alonso.

We at covey our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Paco Alonso.