Tragedy struck tonight during The Greatest Show Of Lucha Libre event in London, England.
César González, aka Mexican wrestling star Silver King collapsed during his match with Juventud Guerrera and later died.
— Olivier VDA (@mistervda) May 11, 2019
According to luchablog, Silver King gave Guerrera a close-line, then went on all fours to cover him, Guererra kicked out, and Silver King’s body seemingly shut down.
Silver King was given CPR, and an emergency intermission was called. Those in attendance were told to leave the building, as the event had been cancelled. Medical staff tended to a Silver King, who was later pronounced dead.
Silver King is a former CMLL Heavyweight Champion, AAA World Tag Team Champion, and All Japan World Junior Heavyweight Champion.
In North America, Silver King worked in WCW from 1997 – 2000. In 2005, González was cast as the villain opposite Jack Black’s character in the film Nacho Libre.
I can confirm now. I hate this.
Former CMLL/AAA/WCW wrestler Silver King has passed away after suffering a health issue during his match earlier today. He was 51.
— luchablog (@luchablog) May 11, 2019
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