On July 26, 2021, Nieves passed away at the age of 58 years old, his cause of death was not revealed. The news was announced on Mas Lucha
and both CMLL and AAA with ribute posts on social media.
In a translated tweet, AAA wrote: ‘The family #LuchaLibreAAA Worldwide joins in prayer for the eternal rest of José Luis Alvarado Nieves “Brazo de Plata” “Super Porky”. Legend of Mexican Wrestling.’
He is also well known for his appearances in WWE as Super Porky. Alvarado is a part of the Alvarado wrestling family which includes his father Shadito Cruz, five brothers who used the "Brazo" name at some point and several third-generation wrestlers who have appeared over the last couple of years.
Plata was hired by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2005 as part of the SmackDown! brand's short-lived Juniors Division.
Plata was billed as "Super Porky" and paired up with the minis of the Juniors division.
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