Silver King (wrestler)

Silver King
Silver King luchador en 2015.jpg
Silver King in 2015
Birth nameCésar Cuauhtémoc González Barrón[1]
Born(1968-01-09)9 January 1968
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico[1]
Died11 May 2019(2019-05-11) (aged 51)
Camden Town, London, England
Cause of deathHeart Attack[2]
Spouse(s)Xóchitl Hamada (ex-wife)
ChildrenEl Hijo de Silver King (son)
Parent(s)Dr. Wagner (father)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
  • Black Tiger (III)
  • Dr. Wagner Jr.
  • El Invasor
  • El Bronco
  • El Hermano de Dr. Wagner Jr.
  • Ramses
  • Silver Cain/Silver Kain
  • Silver King
Billed height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Billed weight96 kg (212 lb)[1]
Billed fromTorreón, Coahuila, Mexico[1]
Trained by
DebutNovember 1985

César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón (9 January 1968 – 11 May 2019) was a Mexican luchador enmascarado (masked wrestler) and actor. He was known best as Silver King, but also had an extensive stint as Black Tiger III, the third incarnation of the Black Tiger character. He was the son of luchador Dr. Wagner and the brother of Dr. Wagner Jr. González worked for many years with El Texano as the tag team "Los Cowboys," winning tag team championships in both Mexico and Japan.

González worked for the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA), Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (AAA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and various smaller federations all over the world. González also starred as the villain "Ramses" in the movie Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black. In June 2010, González began using the ring name Silver Cain/Silver Kain when wrestling in Mexico City as a way to be able to officially be allowed to wear his mask again.[a]

In 2019, he was posthumously inducted into the AAA Hall of Fame.

Personal life

César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón was born on 9 January 1968, son of Magdalena Barrón and her husband Manuel González Rivera, better known as the luchador (professional wrestler) Dr. Wagner. César González was the third son born to Manuel, with his brother Óscar being four years his elder. and Juan Manuel González Barrón, two years older than César, and finally a daughter Mayra.[3][4] At one point in the late 1980s to 1990s César González was married to Xóchitl Guadalupe Hamada Villarreal, who is also a professional wrestler under the name Xóchitl Hamada.[4]

In 2012, César González introduced a wrestler under the name "Silver King Jr.", a masked wrestler who was advertised as the son of González,[5] but would later reveal that the first person to use the name Silver King Jr. was not his son, disassociating himself from the "fake" son.[6] A second wrestler used the name Silver King Jr. in 2014 and 2015 until he was unmasked in a match on 11 October 2015, where he gave the name Felipe Garcia González.[7] César González later introduced "El Hijo de Silver King" ("The Son of Silver King"), believed to be his real son, not a storyline.[8] César González was the uncle of El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. and El Galeno del Mal, sons of his older brother Juan Manuel, as well as the former brother-in-law of Rossy Moreno and the Moreno wrestling family until Juan Manuel and Moreno divorced.[4]

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