The love came pouring in for Silver King.
On May 11th, it was confirmed that former CMLL World Heavyweight Champion Silver King passed away after collapsing during his match with Juventud Guerrera at a Lucha Libre World show in London. As the news made the rounds on social media, those who had the opportunity to see the 51-year old Silver King wrestle, shared memories with him and/or wrestled him showed their respect to the Lucha Libre legend.
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
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
If you saw a lot of 123 Kid matches, you saw some Silver King moves I appropriated. #RIPSilverKing— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) 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
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
Our thoughts are with the friends, family, fans & colleagues of Silver King who tragically passed away earlier this evening. pic.twitter.com/UXrdhnE3Sa— #StarrcastOnFITE (@StarrcastEvents) May 12, 2019
R.I.P. Lucha Libre star Silver King (both photos below) who died suddenly during a match in London earlier today. People knew him for playing Ramses in 'Nacho Libre' but Lucha fans loved him for his long and successful career in the ring. Very sad news #silverking #luchalibre pic.twitter.com/kWNklgxwSB— Carlos Avila (@echoparkvato) May 11, 2019
As a harmless rib, Silver King and Dandy kept calling spots in Spanish even though they knew we didn’t speak it. It was pretty funny in retrospect. They would say about 30 words then shoot me to the ropes for a simple spot. They got me. -- https://t.co/qPN0q22QdU— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 11, 2019
MLW sends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family of Silver King. One of the best of his class of luchadores. #RIPSilverKing— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) May 11, 2019
The news of Silver King’s passing hits me hard. I was lucky to be able to tour & work New Japan with him. Such a great person. Rest In Peace, good sir.#RIPSilverKing— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) May 11, 2019
Terrible news of Silver King passing away in the ring tonight— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) May 11, 2019
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
Just read about Silver King’s untimely heart attack, in the ring tonight.— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) May 12, 2019
I didn’t know him, but, heard so much about him over the years.
Prayers, condolences to family, friends and fans.
Our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the legendary luchador Silver King. Tonight’s #AAWTNP show will be in his memory.— AAW Wrestling (@AAWPro) May 12, 2019
I always love showing this pic to ppl because Silver King physique is so outta control. He was the definition of bad ass. RIP to the legend. pic.twitter.com/hrAwEWaFd9— D J Z (@IAmDJZ) May 12, 2019
Tragic news breaking tonight that legendary luchador Silver King has passed away in the ring during a match with Juventud Guerrera. He was 51-years-old.— Wrestling Travel (@WrestlingTravel) May 11, 2019
Rest In Power pic.twitter.com/haCJ2iG0Cu
RIP Silver King. Horrible news. Godspeed sir.— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) May 11, 2019
Rest In Peace Silver King.... https://t.co/QI3xhfk34x— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) May 11, 2019
Thoughts & condolences are with the loved ones of Silver King.— Joseph Conners (@JosephConners) May 11, 2019
Extremely sad news on the death of the legendary luchador Silver King. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans. Such a huge and tragic loss to our wrestling community. Thank you for all the years of entertainment. pic.twitter.com/OFVKs2y57i— PCW ULTRA • MIND CRAWLER • 6/14/19 (@PCWULTRA) 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