Silver King dies during match Against Juventud Guerrera in England

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Silver King dies during match Against Juventud Guerrera in England

Post by Bandit » Sun May 12, 2019 12:04 pm

AMBULANCES are at the famous Roundhouse venue this evening (Saturday) after a Mexican wrestler collapsing mid-performance.

It was reported later that the performer, César Barrón, better known as Silver King, could not be revived after suffering a cardiac arrest and had passed away.

A large audience watching the Lucha Libre event was cleared out of the building after a fall which left the wrestler unconscious. His co-performers did not at first appear to realise there was a serious problem after he collapsed to the floor following a kick to the side of his body, soon after standing up from a previous tussle.

Witnesses said his opponent held out his hands in confusion when he did not respond to a referee urging the stricken wrestler to stand back up again. During the confusion, they said, Silver King was turned over and counted out. When he still did not recover during the end of bout celebrations, two organisers and then a team of medics arrived on the stage.

Fans chanted ‘Silver, Silver’, also not aware of the seriousness of the incident. At first the audience was told there would be a short break in the show, but then the venue was cleared while music played on the PA system.

As images emerged of the incident on social media, shocked friends of the tour were asking that photos and videos not to be shared.

It is understood the venue in Chalk Farm Road had a team of standby medics at the venue in line with wrestling events.

A member of the audience said: “It seemed to be part of the show at first but then he didn’t get up – and then the medical team was on the stage. Everybody was cleared out and lots of police and ambulances were there.”

Others said they saw CPR being performed.

The show is loved for its colourful costumes, aerial athletics and high theatrics, with freestyle wrestlers performing in iconic masks which they must remove if they lose a fight. Silver King was playing the character Ramses, a role he played in the film Nacho Libre.

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Re: Silver King dies during match Against Juventud Guerrera in England

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SILVER KING PASSES AWAY AFTER COLLAPSING DURING MATCH
BY BRYAN ROSE | @BR26 | MAY 11, 2019 4:48 PM

César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón, best known in the wrestling world as Silver King, passed away today during the course of a match in London, England at the age of 51.

thecubsfan on Twitter has confirmed that he has passed away. At this point, it is unclear what the cause of death is.

He was wrestling Juventud Guerrera for the Lucha Libre World promotion’s “The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre” event at the Roundhouse. King hit Juventud with a flying clothesline during the match then went for a cover. Juventud kicked out, but it appeared after this that King was struggling to move. Juventud kicked Silver King in the collarbone then went for a cover, but King was unresponsive as Guerrera tried to roll him over. The referee, Black Terry, paused before he hit his hand the third time, but eventually did make the three count, ending the match.

According to those in the arena, the rest of the show was cancelled.

Silver King, son of Dr. Wagner, started wrestling in November of 1985. After losing his mask a few years later, he began teaming with El Texano and together they were known as Los Cowboys. During the course of his career, he wrestled for UWA, CMLL and AAA among other promotions in Mexico.

King may be best known in the United States for his appearances in WCW, joining the promotion in 1997. He mainly worked with other luchadores in six man tag matches, though he also was a part of WCW cruiserweight division.

He continued to wrestle in Mexico after his release from WCW in 2000 and also wrestled in Japan as the third iteration of the Black Tiger persona for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

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Re: Silver King dies during match Against Juventud Guerrera in England

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RIP Silver King








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(Los CanAm Express was Furnas and LaFon. Phil LaFon is the only one still alive in the match.)

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Re: Silver King dies during match Against Juventud Guerrera in England

Post by Bandit » Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 pm

AEW and MLW announced their referees will take CPR training due to Silver King's death.

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