Lucha legend, and former WCW cruiserweight, Silver King died in the ring today of an apparent heart attack at 51. He was wrestling Juventud.
The footage is hard to watch because how slow to react the people in the ring are. How clueless can you be that something isn't right, especially the ref who's job is to communicate with the wrestlers? If this were WWE, doctors would've been in the ring within seconds.
Post by currentbigthing on Jun 8, 2019 12:28:04 GMT -6
Every one of these things, be it Mexico or Japan has been just atrocious to watch. I know the reports later said he had to have died just about immediately upon impact, but watch how long it takes for anyone even remotely medicinal-looking-- even a guy with a band-aid or something-- to get out to Mitsharu Misawa in that footage. It's infuriating. And when someone finally does get out there, they take him out of the ring on like a piece of plywood or something. Or maybe that was with El Hijo del Perro Aguayo in Mexico. One of them was carried out on a piece of plywood or something, and the other was carried out on one of those fabric, Civil War-style gurneys like circus clowns use to comically exaggerate how hard a guy just got pied in the face.
And neither of those companies are shitty little hole-in-the-wall operations that genuinely can't afford to have a whole medical team, or their own ambulance, or whatever. These were big deal, big money companies. I'm not sure which it was, but AAA and CMLL are either the WWF and WCW or WCW and WWF of Mexico, while New Japan and NOAH are the WWF and WCW analogues in Japan. Both companies certainly had the resources to field a full team of standby EMT's and they chose not to n order to save money. I think all three families have grounds for at least wrongful death litigation, and maybe even negligent homicide in Silver King's case.
It reminds me eerily of when Hayabusa broke his neck in FMW and it took at least 8 minutes and maybe as much as 15 for anyone to get out there. And his opponent, who didn't see Hayabusa's awful landing, grabbed a fuckin' headlock in a misguided effort to buy him recovery time. I've never been able to watch that footage a second time.