How did Super Porky die? Mexican wrestler, 58, weighed 332 lbs and his legs couldn't take it
Mexican wrestling legend José Luis Alvarado Nieves aka 'Super Porky' died on Monday, July 26, at his home in Mexico City
It's a sad day for Lucha Libre fans all over the world today. Mexican wrestling legend José Luis Alvarado Nieves aka "Super Porky" died on Monday, July 26, at his home in Mexico City. The World Council of Wrestling announced the news of the Lucha Libre star's death on social media.
"ALWAYS, SUPER PORKY! The CMLL joins the grief that the Luchistic family suffers for the sensitive death of José Luis Alvarado Nieves, better known as "Super Porky (Silver Arm)" gladiator who will mark an era in Mexican Wrestling. Rest in peace," the translated tweet read. 2021 has seen the tragic passing of many wrestling stars including Del Wilkes. The WWE icon better known as 'The Patriot' was working as a car salesman before dying at 59 following a massive heart attack. Joseph "Jocephus" Hudson died in February this year leaving his fans saddened and shocked. Legendary wrestler from the '80s and '90s, Butch Reed, also passed away in February aged 66 following a long struggle with health issues.
😢 ¡HASTA SIEMPRE, SÚPER PORKY! El CMLL se une a la pena que embarga a la familia luchística por el sensible fallecimiento de José Luis Alvarado Nieves, mejor conocido como "Súper Porky (Brazo de Plata)" gladiador que marcara época en la Lucha Libre Mexicana.Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/20ssp4RjFQ— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) July 27, 2021
Who was Super Porky?
According to Wrestlepedia, Super Porky made his wrestling debut in 1977 and since then he has adapted his ring name Brazo de Plata which translated to English reads Silver Arm. He came from one of the greatest wrestling families known as the Alvarado Dynasty which included his father Shadito Cruz and five brothers. Porky had three sons - MÁximo, Psycho Clown, Silver Doll, and Goya Kong all of who have followed in his father's footsteps and made a career out of wrestling.
Porky was a part of some of the best wrestling companies not just in Mexico but around the world. Promotions such as Mexico's AAA, the World Wrestling Council, as well as USA's WWE had him on their roster. Porky was an unstoppable force in the ring - equal parts intimidating and endearing - which is the reason why so many people fell in love with him. His weight never stood in the way of his performance and showmanship which also included throwing his opponents from the third ring.
How did Super Porky die?
Super Porky's weight did not deter him from being one of the greats in the ring. However, it did turn out to be troubling for him in the past couple of years since he quit in 2016 and stayed at home following a battle with health issues due to his weight. According to a report, Porky was struggling with his health due to being overweight and living a life of excess. Porky weighed 151 kilos and his legs couldn't hold his weight. Add to that, his declining finances made matters worse. Porky had fallen prey to a scam that didn't end well for him.
Fans of the wrestling star as well as those who had the opportunity to fight him in the ring took to Twitter to mourn his death. "This one really breaks my Heart~! RIP Brazo de Plata aka The One and Only SUPER PORKY~!" read a fan of the Mexican wrestling legend. "RIP to The Legendary Brazo de Plata Super Porky! He granted me many wonderful childhood memories!" another tweet read. "Rest In Peace Super Porky I was lucky enough to spend some time with this legend when I was in CMLL. His English was great and he lit up the room every time he was around. I’m lucky to have known him. My sincerest condolences go out to his family," wrote another heartbroken fan.
This one really breaks my Heart~!— Edward Loredo (@Edinsanantonio) July 27, 2021
RIP Brazo de Plata aka The One and Only SUPER PORKY~! pic.twitter.com/VQNBCY6xbi
RIP to The Legendary Brazo de Plata— Wrestling fan (@TonyElpatron97) July 27, 2021
Super Porky! He granted me many wonderful childhood memories! https://t.co/vm4CsoPoGD
Rest In Peace Super Porky 😢😢😢— Sam Adonis (@RealSamAdonis) July 27, 2021
I was lucky enough to spend some time with this legend when I was in CMLL.
His English was great and he lit up the room every time he was around.
I’m lucky to have known him.
My sincerest condolences go out to his family