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 Posted: Sun May 12th, 2019 12:02 am
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Lucha legend and former WCW star Silver King had a heart attack today in London during a match against Juventud Guerrera. He was part of a lucha tour of the UK. King was covering Guerrera, who kicked out, but King never got up. Wrestlers and crew rushed to the ring and tried to resuscitate him. An ambulance was called and he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 51. 

King was the son of Dr. Wagner and a star in Mexico, Japan, and the U.S.  He played the third version of the Black Tiger character in NJPW and held the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight title. He was a perennial contender for the WCW Cruiserweight title and a member of the LWO.  He achieved mainstream fame by starring in “Nacho Libre” as Jack Black’s nemesis Ramses. Of course his greatest achievements came in Mexico where he headlined for AAA, UWA, CMLL, and scores of indies over a 30 year career. 

Last edited on Sun May 12th, 2019 01:11 am by srossi



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