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No Doctor/Ambulance Present At Indy Show During Silver King’s Passing

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 12, 1990) – NWA PRO

On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Capital Combat 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman vs. Galaxian I & Joe Cruz

– Wrestling Wrap Up

– Doom vs. Dave Diamond & Johnny Gun

– Steiners Interview

– Loisville Slugger: Guest Ric Flair/Ole Anderson introduce Sid as a Horseman

– Johnny Ace vs. Mark Kyle

– Mean Mark Callous vs. Road Warrior Animal

– Norman vs. Mike Wenner

• No Doctor/Ambulance Present At Indy Show During Silver King’s Passing

Old School WCW Veteran Silver King passed away yesterday at the age of 51 after he suffered a health issue during his match against fellow Old School WCW Veteran Juventud Guerrera.

Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that there was no doctor or ambulance present at yesterday’s event and this eventually proved to be fatal:

“There was no ambulance. This is one of those things where the independent promotions and everything always get so upset and I understand why because you hire a doctor and you hire an ambulance on these shows with very low profit margin and all of a sudden you can’t afford to run a show.

The flip-side is something like this which is you know very rare, but it does happen. It’s not like it’s never happened before. It is also very rare.

So this situation, Silver King basically collapses in the ring and Juventud Guerrera kicks him in the back.

When something like this happens and we’ve seen it in WWE a million times. You just signal for the X when the guy is unresponsive — the show’s over. You don’t mess with anyone.

The problem was that there was no medical attention there. There was no doctor there. So you know, but still, there were several minutes in the ring where he’s just laying there and even when the match is over and they count the pin he’s still just laying there for a long time.”

        
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