Expert wrestler and mature WCW enormous identify Silver King died Saturday after collapsing within the ring at some level of a fight in London, officers mentioned.
The 51-three hundred and sixty five days-frail wrestler, whose genuine identify is César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón, changed into performing within the Lucha Libre reward at the Roundhouse when he died, organizers mentioned on Twitter.
“Final evening Silver King sadly lost his life at some level of an match at the Roundhouse. At this stage the necessary ingredients are accrued being investigated so we set no longer need extra info we can part,” Roundhouse wrote. “Our ideas and condolences are along with his household, company and the total Lucha Libre crew.”
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Barrón had starred reverse Hollywood enormous identify Jack Dark within the 2006 comedy Nacho Libre as the villain Ramses. He changed into to painting the villainous character at some level of the reward on Saturday, fixed with Roundhouse’s online page.
Extinct WCW wrestler Silver King died at some level of a fight in London on Saturday evening, fixed with officers.
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Witnesses suggested the Camden Original Journal that Silver King’s co-performers didn’t at the starting set realize there changed into a controversy after he collapsed to the flooring after a kick to the aspect of his physique.
“It perceived to be segment of the reward at the starting set, nonetheless then he didn’t stand up – and then the clinical crew changed into on the stage,” a member of the target market suggested the newspaper. “Everyone changed into cleared out and a entire bunch police and ambulances delight in been there.”
After Barrón at the starting set collapsed, fans chanted “Silver, Silver,” sooner than being suggested there would be a smash within the reward till the venue changed into cleared out, fixed with the Camden Original Journal.
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The London Ambulance Carrier suggested Sky Files that paramedics arrived five minutes after being known as at 10: 21 p.m., nonetheless the wrestler changed into pronounced dead at the scene.
WWE mentioned in an announcement it changed into “saddened” to be taught of his death.
“A champion luchador in his native Mexico, Silver King, genuine identify César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón, entertained audiences across the globe, and changed into a standout in WCW’s Cruiserweight division within the unimaginative ’90s,” WWE mentioned. “Commence air the ring, he looked under a conceal as the villainous Ramses within the favored 2006 comedy “Nacho Libre.”
“WWE extends its deepest condolences to Silver King’s household, company and fans,” the community added.
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Silver King joined World Championship Wrestling in 1997 and customarily looked on its showpiece TV program WCW Monday Nitro. His highest profile match changed into an unsuccessful downside for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Guerrera at Tumble Brawl 1998, fixed with Sky Files.
He changed into launched by the WCW in unimaginative 2000.
Tributes delight in since flooded in across the wrestling world on social media.
Jack Dark posted an image to Instagram taking at some level of filming for the 2006 movie, writing “Vaya con dios, hermano [go with god, brother]”.