Many wrestling stars took to social media to their condolences following the passing of Lucha Libre star Silver King.
WWE released a statement on their website this evening, highlighting Silver King’s time in WCW during the late 90s.
Silver King became unresponsive during his match with Juventud Guerrera tonight at The Roadhouse Theatre in Camden, South London.
An official cause of death has yet to be released. Mexican sports newspaper The Record is reporting King suffered a heart attack, but that has not been confirmed with additional sources.
WWE is saddened to learn that Lucha Libre legend and former WCW star Silver King has passed away at age 51. https://t.co/mAge65OmeN
— WWE (@WWE) May 12, 2019
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Silver King. Like so many of the great Luchadores that helped Americans appreciate Lucha Libre and make Nitro the success it was, he will be missed. Thank you and RIP.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) May 12, 2019
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 12, 2019
Terrible news. Please keep Silver King’s friends & families in your thoughts. RIP. ❤️ https://t.co/Aovhv7nVKO
— KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) May 11, 2019
Terrible news of Silver King passing away in the ring tonight
He was a star in Mexico, Japan & WCW
He was Ramses in movie Nacho Libre
Pray for strength for his family pic.twitter.com/FYVk4i59qo
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) May 11, 2019
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) May 11, 2019
Damn terrible news. Silver King was one of the best “bases” I saw in Lucha and I’m thankful I got to work with him in WCW. All my best to his family and friends. #RIPSilverKing https://t.co/hLmagVr65H
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 11, 2019
Absolutely awful news emerging about the confirmation of Silver King passing away this evening. Such a horrible situation, my heart goes out to all involved as well as to his loved ones. Tragic.
— Ligero (@Ligero1) May 11, 2019
¡Hasta Siempre, Silver King!
El elenco del Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre y la afición que asistió a la Arena Coliseo despidió al gladiador con un minuto de aplausos. #LuchaRetroCMLL #SilverKing pic.twitter.com/TDmcumlTeH
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) May 12, 2019
I met Silver King once on some random Lucha Libre London Show.
Was such a sweet guy to me, thoughts to his family, friends & co workers.
RIP Silver King
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) May 12, 2019
RIP Silver King. Horrible news. Godspeed sir.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) May 11, 2019
Just heard about the unfourtante passing of legendary Lucha Libre Star #SilverKing . I never had the opportunity to wrestle him over the years but was well aware of his ability, talent & star power. Condolences to his family & fanbase. RIP 🙏
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) May 12, 2019
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide se une a la pena que embarga la familia luchística por el fallecimiento de César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón "SILVER KING".
Descanse en paz. 🕊 pic.twitter.com/RhAWTFg5Cw
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) May 11, 2019
Becky Lynch Announces Engagement To Seth Rollins
Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are planning to get married.
Lynch took to Twitter to announce her engagement with the following caption – “Happiest day of my life. For the rest of my life.”
Rollins and Lynch have been publicly dating since Wrestlemania 35, although the two have been rumored to have been together for several months prior.
No date has been set for the marriage.
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) August 22, 2019
Report: CM Punk’s Agent Reached Out To FOX To Become Co-Host on WWE’s FS1 Show
WWE is moving SmackDown Live to FOX this October, and has a scheduled in-studio talk show on FS1 every Tuesday. One interesting name has come up to co-host the show, CM Punk.
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents both CM Punk and WWE. The agency reached out to FOX about having CM Punk co-host the up-coming WWE in-studio show according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
If accepted, CM Punk would be working for FOX, and not WWE. The Observer speculated that WWE would absolutely hate this idea. So far no actual negotiations between FOX and CAA have taken place, all that is known is that an agent from the company reached out to FOX regarding the FS1 show.
WWE’s new in-studio show on FS1 is scheduled to begin airing this fall.
WWE Teams With Endeavor Audio To Launch ‘WWE Podcast Network’
WWE announced today plans on launching the WWE Podcast Network. The company has teamed up with Endeavor Audio for the venture, which will have several Superstar-focused series.
WWE will be looking to enter the market, which currently has a number of wrestling focused podcasts available. The Bella Twins already have a podcast hosted on Endeavor Audio.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks,
WWE issued the following press release today.
WWE® PARTNERS WITH ENDEAVOR AUDIO TO DEVELOP PODCAST NETWORK
NEW YORK, NY AND STAMFORD, CONN., (August 22, 2019) – Endeavor Audio, Endeavor’s audio-first entertainment studio, and WWE (NYSE: WWE), a global media and entertainment company, today announced plans to launch a new WWE Podcast Network with several Superstar-focused series. The move into the audio space marks a first for WWE and is Endeavor’s latest foray into exploring new podcast formats.
‘Storytelling is at WWE’s core and we are eager to add the audio genre to our portfolio,’ said Jayar Donlan, Executive Vice President, WWE Advanced Media. ‘Partnering with Endeavor Audio, an expert in podcasting, will enable us to provide our fans with unique content and reach new audiences across the platform.’
‘We’re always looking to pair dynamic content with the best formats for listeners,’ remarked Moses Soyoola, Senior Vice President, Endeavor Audio. ‘Through our new partnership with WWE, we’re looking forward to tapping into their iconic event portfolio and talent base to create compelling audio content for their fans.’
Additional details, including launch timing and content creative, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Endeavor Audio is a full-service operation offering content development, financing, production, distribution, marketing, and monetization. The studio has produced BLACKOUT, the hit audio drama, with Academy Award winner Rami Malek (also starring) and QCode; The Bellas Podcast, the popular weekly lifestyle chat show hosted by WWE Superstars, The Bella Twins®; and Freaknik, a podcast about Atlanta’s infamous spring break, as part of a larger content partnership with Mass Appeal that also includes Drink Champs, the popular hip hop podcast show, and the upcoming re-launch of Juan Ep hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds.
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Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency, WME; sports, fashion, events and media company, IMG; and the premier mixed martial arts organization, UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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