COVID-19 continues to be an immense problem around the world, but in many Latin American countries, it appears to be even more so. It has apparently claimed another victim in the lucha libre community, with the announced passing of Matemático II, a wrestler who comes from a large wrestling family, at the age of 50 on Thursday, June 4. It came just days after the passing of Dragon Chino II, reportedly from the same complications, as well as the April passing of Black Demon, also from COVID-19 complications.
Rodolfo Garcia (aka Matemático II) is the grandson of Mexican luchador Ruddy Garcia and son of the original El Matemático. El Matemático was a star with Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) where he won the UWA World Lightweight Championship and UWA World Welterweight Championship, the latter for 791-days. Matemático II’s brothers, Matemático Jr. /Libertador and Matemático III, also wrestled, as did his uncles, Huracán Ramírez, El Demonio Rojo, and El Catedrático/La Panter Roja.
Matemático II made his debut with Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL, prior to it rebranding as the now Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) before heading to the UWA in the mid-1980s. There he would work primarily tag team and trios matches, often with his father and brother Matemático III in Los Matemáticos. In the early 1990s, he would make the jump with his family to the upstart Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (now AAA Lucha Libre). Following his departure from performing, he had been working in his native Mexico as a police officer, before going into hospital in late May with respiratory issues due to COVID-19.
LWOPW sends out our deepest condolences to the entire Garcia family, as well as Matemático II’s fans, friends, and colleagues. Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.
Lamento profundamente el fallecimiento de mi compañero Matematico Segundo. ( Hijo del Matematico) Mi más sentido pésame a su familia y en especial a mi querido compañero y amigo Rodolfo García “El Matematico” pic.twitter.com/E9jeaIjqcu
— El Hijo del Santo (@ElHijodelSanto) June 5, 2020
Es con un nudo en la garganta y con mucha tristeza que nos enteramos del sensible fallecimiento del Matemático II (Hijo del Matemático) quien se nos adelantó hoy a los 50 años de edad por complicaciones del COVID-19.
Enviamos nuestras más sentidas condolencias a sus familiares. pic.twitter.com/WHFP2B9cYK
— Lucha Libre Y Ya (@LuchaLibreYYa) June 5, 2020
Sad news out of Mexico today, Matematico II (the son of the original Matematico, Ruddy Garcia), passed away at the age of 50. He worked on several major shows in his life, teaming with his father many times. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Matematico family at this time pic.twitter.com/VCYf2Mbuah
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) June 5, 2020
Ayer se dió la noticia de que El matematico II falleció a causa del covid, esperemos pronta resignación a la familia y ojalá que el 2020 ya no se lleve luchadores. pic.twitter.com/hrfX79IZQN
— La Huracarrana (@LHuracarrana) June 5, 2020