Silver King

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Silver King
Silver King
Name Silver King
Real name César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón
Nicknames El Fabuloso (The Fabulous One), El Efectivo (The Effective One)
Name history El Invasor (debut - ??), Silver King (?? - 2001, 2006 - current), Dr. Wagner Jr. (NJPW, 10/87), Black Tiger (06/01 - 2005), Bronco (2005), El Hermano De Dr. Wagner/Dr. Wagner II (2006), Ramses (Nacho Libre 2006), Silver Cain (May 2010 - )
Family Dr. Wagner (father), Dr. Wagner Jr. (brother), Xochitl Hamada (former wife), Silver King Jr. (son)
Maestro(s) Dr. Wagner, Gran Markus
Birth date, location January 9, 1968 - Torreón, Coahuila
Obituary date n/a
Debut, location November 1985 - Matamoros, Coahuila
Lost mask to El Hijo del Santo - November 13, 1987 - Auditorio de Tijuana (as Silver King)
LA Park - Feburary 4, 2006 - Auditorio Municipal de Torreon (as Black Tiger III)
Height 5'9"/176 cms
Weight 216 lbs/98 kg
Signature moves Superkick, Moonsault press, Airplane Spin, Silver King Dive, Swinging DDT, Death Valley Bomb
Titles: WWA World Tag Team Titles (2, w/ El Texano, w/ El Dandy), UWA World Tag Team Titles (w/ El Texano), UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, CMLL World Tag Team Titles (2, w/ El Texano, w/ Dr. Wagner Jr.), IWA Japan World Tag Team Titles (w/ El Texano), CMLL World Heavyweight Title, CMLL World Trios Titles (w/ Dr. Wagner Jr. & Universo 2000, IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship (2 w/ Pantera & Pentagon Black,w/ Joe Lider & Ultimo Gladiador), UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship, AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title, AAA World Tag Team Championship (w/ Último Gladiador), IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, LyC Tag Team Championship w/Dr. Wagner Jr.

Biography

He began his career as Silver King in the Universal Wrestling Association and lost his mask early to El Hijo del Santo. He formed a tag team with El Texano called "The Cowboys" and the tandem saw success with a UWA and WWA World Tag Team title reigns and an appearance on WCW's Clash of the Champions XIX in 1992 being defeated by The Fabulous Freebirds. In 1993, Texano and Silver King jumped to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre where they continued their success by winning the vacant CMLL tag titles. In singles competition, Silver King feuded with veterans such as Scorpio and Emilio Charles, Jr. and he won the CMLL World Heavyweight title by defeating Black Magic Norman Smiley in 1994. In 1996, he and his brother Dr. Wagner, Jr. defeated Dos Caras and Último Dragón to win the vacant CMLL World Tag-Team titles but in 1997, Silver King joined WCW full time and gave up his half of the title.

Other than a Cruiserweight title challenge against Juventud Guerrera on the 1998 Fall Brawl pay-per-view, he did not receive much of a push, mostly wrestling in opening matches, even though he was a member of the short-lived Latino World Order. He began teaming with El Dandy as Los Fabulosos with Stacy Keibler managing but when Vince Russo took over booking, most of the luchadores in WCW's employ were released or given a much smaller role. After leaving WCW, he returned to CMLL and began wrestling for CMLL's Japanese affiliate, New Japan Pro Wrestling. In 2001, he adopted the "Black Tiger" character previously used by Eddie Guerrero. As Black Tiger, he wrestled several tours with New Japan and had an unsuccessful IWGP Tag Team Championship attempt with his brother against Jushin Liger and El Samurai in 2001. In 2003, New Japan used Mexican wrestlers less and less so Black Tiger wrestled mostly for CMLL, usually as Dr. Wagner, Jr.'s back-up. However, since Black Tiger was supposed to be Japanese (for the Mexican storyline - New Japan had always given the Black Tiger character to a foreigner), the relationship was not publicly recognized by CMLL even when Tiger, Wagner and Universo 2000 won the CMLL World Trios title that year.

After losing the title to Canek, Black Warrior and Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. in 2004, Dr. Wagner, Jr. turned técnico (face) when Dr. Wagner, Sr. died. This left Tiger without much to do and he wrestled mainly in IWRG, Arena Coliseo, CMLL's secondary arena, or he filled in holes in Arena Mexico cards. In 2005, Rocky Romero debuted as New Japan's new Black Tiger. González continued to use the name but CMLL decided to repackage him as "El Bronco." His debut, where he teamed with Elektro (a wrestler from AAA) and L.A. Park against the original members of Los Guerreros del Infierno, was a huge failure. The crowd did not buy Elektro or Bronco and a rematch set for next week on top of the Gran Alterntiva tournament was quickly changed with Hijo del Lizmark and Místico filling in and Bronco replacing Lizmark in the tournament. Elektro was never used again and Bronco was used occasionally in midcard roles. Despite the name change in CMLL, he continued to wrestle as "Black Tiger" in IWRG and in independent promotions. After months of delays due to injuries, he finally lost the Black Tiger mask to L.A. Park in his hometown of Torreón and began wrestling as Silver King again. He appears in Paramount Pictures' Nacho Libre as RAMSES, in which he dons a golden mask.

2008-2009

Silver King left CMLL to work for AAA. He returned to the ring once again donning a mask. He turned on the AAA version of La Parka and joined La Legion Extranjera. He continued his feud with La Parka throughout the year. Once La Legion Extranjera was disbanded he joined forces with his real life brother Dr. Wagner Jr. and formed a new stable called Los Wagner Maniacos.

Mask Controversy

Silver King was prohibited to wrestle in the Triplemania 17 event while wearing a mask. This was brought about by the President of the Boxing and Wrestling commission in Mexico, El Fantasma. The argument was that since Silver King had previously lost his mask in Mexico, he would not be allowed to wrestle wearing the mask. Silver King did perform in the event without his mask, donning face paint instead.

The following TripleMania, Silver King wrestled for the tag team title championship while wearing his mask. After the show, it was explained Silver King had gotten a license under the name Silver Kain, and was allowed to wrestle under a mask using that identity.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
1987/11/13 mask El Hijo del Santo Silver King Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
1988/02/19 hair Kendo Silver King Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
1990/12/06 hair Silver King Black Power II Pista Arena Revolución - Mexico City
1992/07/12 masks Silver King & El Texano Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat) El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
1992/11/08 masks (1) Silver King & El Texano Los Crazy Stars I & II El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
1992/12/04 hair Silver King Loco Zandokan Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
1994/09/30 hair Silver King Scorpio Arena México - Mexico City
1995/02/09 hair Silver King Ari Romero Pista Arena Revolución - Mexico City
1995/09/22 hair Miguel Pérez Jr. Silver King Arena México - Mexico City
1996/09/27 hair Emilio Charles Jr. Silver King Arena México - Mexico City
1997/03/21 hair Silver King La Fiera Arena México - Mexico City
2006/02/04 mask L.A. Park Black Tiger III Auditorio Municipal de Torreon
2007/12/19 hair (2) L.A. Park Silver King Arena Lopez Mateos - Mexico, State
(1):Finals of a losers advance tag team tournament; (2): Cage: Hijo de Cien Caras, Canek Jr., Dos Caras Jr., L.A. Park, Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, Villano V & Mano Negra


Gallery

Silver King masked
Black Tiger III
Black Tiger III & Dr. Wagner Jr.
cowboy
La Corporacion in IWRG


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as Bronco
as Ramses
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remasked in AJPW 2008