Silver King Has Passed Away

Famous luchador Silver King has passed away.

Silver King
Silver King

Famous luchador Silver King (Cesar Gonzalez) passed away last night after suffering a stroke mid-match against Juventud Guerrera. He was 51-years-old.

Lucha Blog confirmed the news:

Gonzalez also played the role of Ramses in the film Nacho Libre. Actor Jack Black sent the following out to his social media followers after learning of Silver King’s death.

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César González…vaya con dios, hermano 💙

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Konnan sent this message out on Twitter in response to a video of Silver King wrestling Eddie Guerrero:

Silver King – 1968-2019

Gonzalez wrestled as part of WCW’s Cruiserweight division from 1997 to 2000. He unsuccessfully challenged Juventud Guerrera for the Cruiserweight title at Fall Brawl 1998 in what was arguably his highest profile match for the promotion. Gonzalez would also join the Latino World Order while in WCW.

After WCW, he went to Japan and wrestled as Black Tiger from 2001 to 2006. He is the 3rd wrestler to have adopted the gimmick. After losing a mask vs mask match to LA Park, however, Gonzalez returned to the Silver King gimmick. In 2008, he returned to Mexico and had been wrestling with AAA ever since.

Gonzalez is a former CMLL heavyweight champion, 2x CMLL tag team champion, 1x trios champion, and also held the AAA tag team championships along with Ultimo Gladiador.