SILVER KING Q.E.P.D. 1968- 2019: Silver King changed pro wrestling and didn't get enough credit, says Eric Bischoff

Posted on 5/14/119 by Casey Carver

Silver King changed pro wrestling and didn't get enough
credit, says Eric Bischoff


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Ex-WCW president Eric Bischoff says he was devastated by the
death of pro wrestler Silver King -- telling TMZ Sports the
guy was a legit trailblazer who never got the credit he
deserved.

Silver King wrestled under the WCW banner back in the late
'90s -- and Bischoff says the guy was a KEY reason for the
success of the "WCW Monday Nitro" brand.

"The luchadores, that whole crew that came out of Mexico and
were such a vital, important part of 'Nitro' ... they never
really got the credit," Bischoff says.

Bischoff says Silver King and his crew "were really way more
responsible for the success of 'Nitro' and giving 'Nitro'
the ability to outperform [WWE] than they were ever given
credit for ... including by me."

Silver King -- real name Cesar Barron -- died in the ring on
Saturday during a luchador match in London. He was only 51.

Bischoff says he'll always remember Silver King for being
one of the nicest guys in the business ... and also for
helping to turn the luchador style of wrestling into the pop
culture phenomenon it is today.

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