Eddie Guerrero was a professional wrestler who won the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Born on October 9, 1967, in El Paso, Texas, Eddie had a passion for wrestling from an early age. He grew up watching his father, Gory Guerrero, and his older brothers, Chavo and Mando, compete in the ring. Eddie followed in their footsteps and began his wrestling career in the independent circuit.
Indy Wrestling Days
Eddie started his wrestling career in 1987, wrestling for small independent promotions. He quickly gained a reputation as a talented and hardworking wrestler, and it wasn’t long before he caught the attention of bigger promotions. Eddie was known for his technical wrestling ability, high-flying moves, and charismatic personality. He quickly became a fan favorite and was soon offered a contract with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
Transition to ECW, WCW, and Later WWE
In ECW, Eddie was able to showcase his skills on a larger stage. He quickly became one of the top stars in the promotion, winning the ECW World Television Championship twice. Eddie’s success in ECW caught the attention of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he made his debut in 1995.
In WCW, Eddie formed a tag team with his close friend, Chris Benoit. The two became known as the “Two-Man Power Trip” and had some of the best tag team matches in the company’s history. Eddie also had a successful singles career in WCW, winning the United States Championship and the Cruiserweight Championship.
Eddie’s time in WCW came to an end in 2000, and he soon signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In WWE, Eddie reached new heights of success, winning the WWE Championship, the United States Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, and the Tag Team Championship multiple times.
Eddie was involved in many classic matches during his career. One of his most memorable matches was against Brock Lesnar at No Way Out 2004. Eddie was the underdog going into the match, but he shocked the world by defeating Lesnar to win the WWE Championship. The emotional celebration that followed is still remembered as one of the most touching moments in wrestling history.
Another classic match was Eddie’s bout against Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 21. The two friends put on a technical masterpiece that is still talked about today. The match ended with Eddie winning the match and the respect of the wrestling world.
- Eddie Guerrero vs. Brock Lesnar (No Way Out, 2004) This match is considered one of the greatest upsets in WWE history. Eddie, the underdog, put on an incredible performance against the much larger Brock Lesnar. The two men traded blows back and forth, with Eddie using his signature high-flying moves to try to gain an advantage. In the end, Eddie was able to hit Lesnar with a low blow and a frog splash to win the WWE Championship. The emotional celebration that followed, with Eddie hugging his family and crying tears of joy, is still one of the most touching moments in wrestling history.
- Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (WrestleMania 21, 2005) This match was a technical masterpiece between two of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Eddie and Rey, who were close friends in real life, put on a display of high-flying moves and innovative offense. The match ended with Eddie hitting Rey with a brainbuster and a frog splash to win the match and the respect of the wrestling world.
- Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Jericho (Fall Brawl, 1997) This match, which took place in WCW, is considered one of the greatest cruiserweight matches of all time. Eddie and Jericho, two of the most talented wrestlers in the company, put on a display of technical wrestling and high-flying moves. The match ended with Eddie hitting Jericho with a tornado DDT and a frog splash to win the Cruiserweight Championship.
- Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko (Uncensored, 1997) This match, which took place in WCW, was a classic battle between two of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time. Eddie and Malenko put on a clinic of mat-based wrestling, with both men showing off their incredible submission skills. The match ended with Eddie hitting Malenko with a brainbuster and a frog splash to win the Cruiserweight Championship.
- Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle (WrestleMania XX, 2004) This match was a technical masterpiece between two of the most talented wrestlers in WWE history. Eddie and Angle put on a display of technical wrestling and high-flying moves, with both men trying to outdo each other. The match ended with Eddie hitting Angle with a series of suplexes and a frog splash to win the WWE Championship. The match is considered one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all time and was a fitting tribute to Eddie’s incredible career.
Fun Backstage Moments
Eddie was known for his infectious personality and his ability to make people laugh. He was always the life of the party backstage and was loved by everyone who knew him. One of the most famous stories about Eddie involves him playing a prank on Chris Benoit. Eddie convinced Benoit that he had accidentally soiled his pants, causing Benoit to frantically try to clean himself up before realizing that Eddie had tricked him.
Remembering Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero passed away on November 13, 2005, at the age of 38. His death was a shock to the wrestling world, and his legacy has lived on in the years since. Eddie was not only a great wrestler but also a great human being. He was a role model for many young wrestlers and fans and will always be remembered for his passion, talent, and infectious personality.