Sean X-Pac Waltman on the Tragic Passing of Silver King

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This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, Sean commented on the tragic in-ring death of Lucha Libre legend Silver King. Waltman spent a lot of time in AAA and had many interactions with Silver King:

“Okay so in 1991, I started going to Japan for Universal Pro Wrestling which was the precursor to Toryumon and Dragon Gate…. I was the first American to go to Universal Pro, and other than that it was just their Japanese talent and all luchadors. All the greats; Dos Caras, El Hijo Del Santo, Blue Demon Jr, you name it. Just every tour there was just the best {talent}. And it was at a time when Mexico had devalued the peso, so shit was tough down there. So yes, I got to know those guys really well, we spent a lot of time together, Silver King, Texano {Los Cowboys}, and they were one of the greatest teams of their era, at the time I think they were one of the top five teams in the world…As a matter of a fact, you watch me as 1-2-3 Kid and matches I had with Shawn, you’ll see me do the Silver King spot where I run parallel to the ropes, jump off the second turnbuckle and vault over to the side down to the guy on the floor. That’s Silver King’s all day long, I think he invented it, and I stole it…
When I lived in Mexico and worked for AAA and Silver King came to work there, he used to give me rides and stuff sometimes, it was so great. When I lived in Mexico a lot of American guys go down there and they’re just so lost and they don’t know anyone, and I had this relationship with all these great guys in Lucha Libre and I am so grateful for it and they were so good to me…. I just felt so bad, I think about the family, I think about the mother, I saw Wagner post a picture of those two with their masks on and his mother. I still have matches, and I’ll be 47 in July and I have tag matches now for this very reason. Sometimes it’s tough out there, if you don’t think that I don’t fucken think about this happening to me, you’re wrong. Not that anyone necessarily thinks that, I do. Shit can happen really bad out there, you know we’re going out there trying to do this and we love this. And it’s so rewarding for us too and we love doing it for all of you but this is what can happen. And let’s not blame or start blaming people for whatever but let’s have some safety measures in place…at least for sure having an EMT on hand I don’t know if that means an ambulance is there too, but if that’s what it takes, that’s what it takes. Because we’re out there, we, mostly just all the other guys, cause I am not doing this as much anymore, but risking their lives, it’s the least you can do.”

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