The lucha libre world is still shook by the death of Silver King while wrestling in London. Several promotions have expressed their condolences: AAA, CMLL, Koaz, Lucha Libre Elite, WWE and others. CMLL had a salute in the ring for Silver King during their show last night.
¡Hasta Siempre, Silver King!— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) May 12, 2019
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
Dr. Wagner Jr. provided some words about his brother, Silver King. Unfortunately, the volume is extremely low. Based on a transcription from Medio Tiempo, Wagner said it was a comfort that his brother is reunited with his father up above as grand warriors and grand legends. The promoter in London behaved to the highest and the accompanying wrestlers behaved marvelously. Wagner also thanked El Hijo del Santo and Hijo del Fantasma.
Wagnermaniacos... Gracias Q.E.P.D. “SILVER KING” Cesar C. Gonzalez Barrón #teamo @luchalibreaaa @mas_lucha @AztecaDeportes @record_mexico @torreon @EstadioDxts @estoenlinea @MMTVLaguna @multimediostv @TD_Deportes @ElHijodelSanto @hijodelfantasma @la_parktapia pic.twitter.com/FbkH1ZmpIc— Dr. Wagner Jr (@WagnerJrOficial) May 12, 2019
El Hijo del Santo shared a photo taken before the London event. Silver King wrestled as both Silver King and the Nacho Libre character Ramses.
Les comparto esta maravillosa Foto de todo el equipo antes de la lucha campal... estábamos muy felices! Silver King King luchó como Silver y cómo Ramses! pic.twitter.com/HJD5LekEwV— El Hijo del Santo (@ElHijodelSanto) May 12, 2019
El Hijo del Santo added that Silver King went the way he wanted: fighting!
Hijo del Fantasma stated that words can’t express how he feels and provided a neat photo.
Las palabras no pueden expresar lo que siento. Words can’t explain what I’m feeling right now. #RipSilverKing descansa en Paz amigo y compañero. Nos vemos más adelante!!! Hasta siempre César. pic.twitter.com/szKqVpuI3K— El Hijo del Fantasma (@hijodelfantasma) May 12, 2019
AAA Reina de Reinas champ Lady Shani thanked Silver King for teaching her to love and respect lucha libre and for giving her an important base in the beautiful sport to be where she is today.
Solo Dios sabe porque hace las cosas... Descanse en paz..— Lady Shani (@LadyShaniAAA) May 12, 2019
Gracias por enseñarme a amar y respetar la lucha, a darme bases importantes de este bello deporte para ser lo que ahora soy. Gracias por todo #SilverKing pic.twitter.com/DcL82cUd1v
Silver King was Taya’s first lucha libre teacher when she arrived to Mexico.
Me quedo sin palabras. Fuiste mi primero maestro llegando a Mexico Te tengo en mis oraciones. pic.twitter.com/loGjvjLZ9e— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) May 11, 2019
Silver King’s moves were an inspiration for X-Pac in the ring.
It was an honor to have been friends & shared the ring with the great Silver King. He & Tejano were an amazing team. He truly was one of the greats & I'm heartbroken to learn of his passing. #RIPSilverKing pic.twitter.com/WhM1zM9jfp— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) May 12, 2019
If you saw a lot of 123 Kid matches, you saw some Silver King moves I appropriated. #RIPSilverKing— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) May 12, 2019
Lucha Underground pizza lover Vinnie Massaro shared that Silver King would leave voice messages as Ramses.
RIP SILVER KING— Vinnie Massaro (@snoringelbow) May 11, 2019
He was always the nicest person and helped me out whenever he could. He used to send me voice messages as Ramses cutting promos on me calling me Nacho Libre. Praying for his family. He will be missed
Nacho Libre co-star Jack Black posted a cool photo of Silver King as Ramses with the simple message to go with God.
What are you favorite memories of Silver King?