Ex WCW wrestler dies on the ring, fellow wrestlers’ pay glowing tributes

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He passed away following the incident at the Roundhouse venue in east London two nights ago while entertaining his  audience.

Barron was  on stage performing at the ‘Greatest Show of Lucha Libre’ with former WWE cruiserweight star Juventud Guerrera when he took ill.

Barron suddenly collapsed in the ring, with his opponent, Guerrera attempting to roll him over to pin him as part of the show, not knowing Barron has passed out.

There was pandemoniun when the audience and fellow wrestlers saw that  he did not respond to the referee’s calls for him to get up.

Paramedics rushed into the ring to try and resuscitate him but failed,he was subsequently rushed out into a waiting ambulance.

The audience were horrified,but were told the show will be distrupted temporarily.

According to the Camden New Journal, he was turned over and counted out, but when he still did not get up after that, organisers and a team of medics rushed onto the stage.

A host of wrestlers have paid tribute to Barron,

WWE’S Tommy Dreamer wrote on Twitter: “Terrible news of Silver King passing away in the ring tonight. He was a star in Mexico, Japan & WCW. Pray for strength for his family.”

NXT star Kassius Ohno also took to Twitter to pay tribute, posting: “Terrible news. Please keep Silver King’s friends & families in your thoughts. RIP.”

And fellow wrestler Christopher Daniels added: “The news of Silver King’s passing hits me hard. I was lucky to be able to tour and work New Japan with him. Such a great person. Rest In Peace, good sir.”

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