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[VIDEO] Luchador Silver King, Also Known As Ramses From ‘Nacho Libre,’ Dies During Match

César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón, a.k.a. Silver King, was born to live a life in the ring. As the son of the luchador Manuel González Rivera known as the professional wrestler, Dr. Wagner, Barron followed in the footsteps of his dad.

His stage names were Dr. Wagner Jr., El Invasor, El Bronco, El Hermano de Dr. Wagner Jr., and most recently as Silver King. Unfortunately, his life recently ended the same way it began —  in the ring.

Silver King died during a match in England at the age of 51.

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Silver King was part of the Greatest Show of Lucha Libre in Camden Town, London, England, when he collapsed in the ring. Witnesses thought Silver King was simply performing and his fall to the ground was part of the act.

“It felt like it was staged,” Roberto Carrera Maldonado told the BBC. “Obviously it was quite normal in the fight.

The BBC also reports that the referee tried to revive him to no avail. Although a cause of death has yet to be determined, speculation is that the Silver King suffered a heart attack.

“All of us were really shocked —it wasn’t clear what was happening,” Maldonado added, “I had the impression they didn’t know what to do.”

Silver King played Ramses in the hit 2006 film “Nacho Libre” opposite Jack Black.

The actor paid tribute to the great luchador on Instagram with a picture from the movie and said, “César González…vaya con dios, hermano.”

The actor paid tribute to the great luchador on Instagram with a picture from the movie and said, “César González…vaya con dios, hermano.”

Footage shows that his opponent thought he had won the fight. Some are calling out the referee for not helping sooner. Warning, this is tough to watch.

His opponent seems to be confused about his victory but continues to play along as if he won the match. The entire time, you can see Silver King clearly struggling to alert his opponent and the ref of his condition. Spectators were also unaware of the severity of the issue as you can hear boos and laughter from the crowd.

Minutes later, CPR was finally administered but by then it was too late. Again, this is very sensitive material.


The BBC reports that medical officials arrived five minutes after being called to the scene. During that time, the ref tried to administer CPR but the fighter was dead in the ring.

Here are some tributes from his fans.

He was so good as Ramses. That movie was a cultural moment in the U.S. giving people a comedic and touching look at lucha libre and Mexican culture. The use of real luchadors in the movie gave it a needed authenticity.

His fellow opponent and rival, El Hijo del Santo also tweeted his condolences.

Credit: @ElHijodelSanto / Twitter

“I am profoundly sad at the death of my great rival and companion of numerous fights,” he tweeted. “He dies as he wanted: a fighter. @SILVERKING Farewell my dear friend, #SilverKing.”

Here he is without his mask.

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According to CNN, Sean Waltman, a former WWE star, said: “It was an honor to have been friends and shared the ring with the great Silver King. He truly was one of the greats and I’m heartbroken to learn of his passing.”

He was a great fighter till the very end. Here’s one of his greatest moments.

Rest in peace, Silver King.

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Bad Bunny is Going to Wrestlemania: His Road to the WWE Main Event

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Bad Bunny is Going to Wrestlemania: His Road to the WWE Main Event

Bad Bunny is going to Wrestlemania. The Puerto Rican superstar will face his rival Mike “The Miz” Mizanin on April 10. Here’s a roadmap of his journey to the WWE main event.

Bad Bunny made his WWE debut in January with Booker T.

Bad Bunny’s affinity for WWE and wrestling is no secret. He released an ode to one of his favorite wrestlers Booker T on his chart-topping El Último Tour Del Mundo album. Benito turned those WWE dreams into reality on Jan. 31 with his first appearance during the Royal Rumble special. He performed “Booker T” alongside the man himself.

That’s when Benito started beefing with The Miz.

During Bad Bunny’s debut in January, he got embroiled in a rivalry with The Miz and John Morrison. After his first performance of “Booker T,” The Miz destroyed Benito’s DJ set. When The Miz and Morrison were in the ring for the Royal Rumble, they were distracted when they saw Benito approaching. Both guys were pushed out of the ring and then Bad Bunny let the world know “los conejos brincan” when jumped on top of them from the top rope.

In February, Benito became the 24/7 Champion.

On February 15, Bad Bunny became more of an authority at the WWE when he won the 24/7 Championship on Monday Night Raw. While in the middle of an interview, Bad Bunny and his ally Damien Priest witnessed R-Truth lose the 24/7 title to Akira Tozawa. A few seconds after Tozawa’s short-lived reign, Priest knocked him out and told Benito to pin the wrestler. Following the 3-count, Bad Bunny became the 24/7 Champion. This was in the same week he performed on SNL with Rosalía.

Then he traded that away a month later for Stone Cold merch.

Bad Bunny is one of the few wrestlers to hold the 24/7 Championship for more than a day. Exactly a month later, he forfeited the championship belt in a trade with R-Truth for some “Stone Cold” Steve Austin merch. R-Truth told Benito he could put his newly-won Grammy Award in the Stone Cold lunchbox. During that episode, The Miz upped his beef with Benito by hitting him in the back with a guitar.

Bad Bunny and the Miz have it out for each other.

As Wrestlemania draws closer, the tensions between Bad Bunny and The Miz keep rising. On this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, he hit The Miz square in the mouth. The guys will face off on the first night of Wrestlemania on April 10. It will be a special two-part event carrying into the next day on April 11.

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Bad Bunny Is Going All In On Wrestling And We Ain’t Mad About It

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Bad Bunny Is Going All In On Wrestling And We Ain’t Mad About It

Bad Bunny has consistently been building upon what it means to be a music icon. He’s helped bring reggaeton into the worldwide mainstream and he’s created albums that mashup reggaeton with pop and indie sounds. He’s also landed acting roles in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico.

But last month he took his stardom to a whole other level: the center ring of a WWE match! And he’s not done yet.

It looks like Bad Bunny will be taking center stage at WrestleMania 37 in April.

Bad Bunny is doing more in WWE than just assisting Damian Priest during his matches. According to reports, Bad Bunny is drawing massive WWE merchandise sales at the moment.

Bad Bunny has been involved with Damian Priest on WWE television since his first appearance at the Royal Rumble, and there has been speculation that he will be working with WWE heading into WrestleMania.

According to a report from Fightful Select, Bad Bunny has been a ‘gigantic’ hit for WWE when it comes to their merchandise. The report stated that last week, Bad Bunny held four of the top merchandise selling spots. His t-shirt took spots one, three (women’s), and four (youth). Along with this, his pullover hoodie was at number two as well.

So it makes sense that San Benito would be looking to further his wrestling career. He has been training at WWE‘s Performance Center and is set to appear in-ring at WrestleMania 37 on either April 10th or 11th.

eWrestlingNews has the scoop that Bad Bunny will be teaming with Booker T at the show. Booker T is of course the subject of Bad Bunny’s new mega-hit track; and now the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer will apparently be entering the ring with our beloved Conejo Malo.

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Bad Bunny turned his childhood WWE dreams into reality when he appeared on the Royal Rumble special on Jan. 31. The Puerto Rican superstar performed his song “Booker T” and also got into it with a few of the wrestlers.

Bad Bunny performed his new single “Booker T” for the first time.

On his latest album El Último Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny fanboyed over WWE legend Booker T while comparing his top reign in Latin music to the wrestler’s championship reign. In the music video, which was released last month, the actual Booker T appears alongside Benito singing his praises.

Bad Bunny reunited with Booker T for his first live performance of the song “Booker T” during the Royal Rumble. “Estoy en mi peak,” he spits as Booker T stood there statuesquely like in the music video. To wrap up the performance, Booker T dropped his signature line “Can you dig it, sucka?” That’s also a part of the swaggering anthem.

Bad Bunny also got into the ring for his wrestling debut.

During his short tenure on the show, Bad Bunny also got embroiled in a rivalry with wrestlers John Morrison and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. After Bad Bunny finished his performance, The Miz destroyed his DJ set.

Bad Bunny was not very happy about that and he came out during the middle of the Royal Rumble event when wrestlers are eliminated when they’re tossed out of the ring. When The Miz and Morrison saw Benito approaching, they were distracted and pushed out of the ring. To add insult to injury, Bad Bunny got into the ring and jumped on top of them from the top rope.

The WWE commentators were doing the most during Bad Bunny’s wrestling debut. The guys doing the commentary in English said, “I’ve heard of flying squirrels, but flying bunnies?!” The ones doing the WWE Español commentary came through with the best anecdote of the night: “¡Los conejos brican!”

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