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READER FEEDBACK: Send in your memories of Eddie Guerrero, and we'll collect them into a story to be shared with others. Email: goliver845@gmail.com.
It was 1979 the first time we met a young 11-year-old Eddie. His father, the late, great Gory Guerrero, had come to my home to talk about forming a partnership to promote wrestling in Los Angeles area. That night Eddie and my son Wayne met and became inseparable friends. They worked in our promotion called Six Amigo's, we were running four shows a week, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Oxnard and Oceanside. Eddie and Wayne would come early with us to get things ready and spend hours in the ring and having a great time. For the next 3 years on week ends or during summer vacations, Eddie was either at our house or Wayne was at theirs. Eddie's mom Linda and father Gory were with us a lot and our friendship went way beyond on business dealings, when Gory's health began to fail they moved back to his beloved El Paso, Barbara and I visited them on several occasions. Eddie was always there and getting the pro wrestling fever.

In his early career he worked for me at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles and for our WWA federation in Mexico. USA and Japan. Always gave 110% in every match and truly enjoyed the wrestling business. Worked for Red Bastien and I in the WIN promotion with all three brothers Chavo, Mando and Hector, probably if not the greatest wrestling family in the top two, every Guerrero including third generation Chavo Jr are 110% dedicated to the wrestling business.

As much as I admired and respected all the brothers and loved Gory, Eddie was the best of the clan. I told him this just a few weeks ago in Springfield, MO where he worked a Sunday show and I was the Athletic Inspector, he said not true, I had four great teachers and a lot of great promoters who who believed in me and gave me more chances then I deserved. We both shed a tear and Eddie gave me his home number and said our family would love to come to your ranch in Missouri and just relax for a few days. It will be so good to see Wayne again.

The Lauer family will always be friends and fans of the Guerrero Family.

With loving memories
Karl K.Lauer
Executive Vice President, Cauliflower Alley Club

Cartoon by Annette Balesteri, our SLAM! Wrestling Editorial Cartoonist.

I'll never forget Eddie. He always made me laugh. One moment I'll never forget and I'm sure no one else will was back in Feburary 2004 when Eddie won the WWE Championship. No one can ever be compared to Eddie. There will never be another like him. He was, no he IS one of a kind. Bless his soul. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends.Thank you Eddie Guerrero. You will truly be missed!
Latinabonita152@aol.com
All I can say is WOW!
Sean Murley
I was shocked when I heard Eddie was found dead. I wish peace on his soul and my sincerest hopes and condolences to his family and friends.
Ryan Clark
I am stunned to hear that Eddie is gone. My friend and I went to see him last weekend in St. Louis. My prayers are with his family and friends. We have lost a good man.
Jamie, Centralia, MO
Having met Eddie twice, I think I would like to share my experiences due to his untimely passing...

I first met Eddie at Wrestlemania in Toronto and he was very accomodating towards my friends and I. He introduced us to his wife and seemed to be very very happy.

The last time was at Smackdown in Hamilton, Ontario. He was sitting having dinner with Rey, Kidman and Torrie Wilson. We apologized for interrupting their meal and spoke with them all very briefly. Eddie was kind enough to pose for photos with us and was very kind to my group. He signed stuff and was very open about his faith and his being clean of substances.

He has given me much to think about in my own life and recently, my father and I sat and watched his DVD. My dad had just got out of rehab for cocaine use and this hit him really hard. It has made him want to be a better man and want to go on with his life as clean as he can be...

I will miss Eddie for his laugh, his character, his ability to call it in the ring and for giving me some of the best 20 min matches I have ever witnessed. His work in ECW was flawless and I loved every bit of time he spent in the ring with Benoit, Angle, Big Show, and even Haas and Benjamin. Eddie Guerrero will be sorely missed!
Jeff Goodridge
Eddie was a good wrestler. It's just shocking that I saw him Friday night on Smackdown. He was one of my favorite wrestlers. He and Rey Mysterio are the ones who caught my attention on Smackdown. It's just very heartbreaking that he passed away. I would like to say to Vickie and his three beautiful girls that I'm so so sorry for their loss and may God be with them and God bless them. He was a tough man who just got a short life.. He shall be missed and loved.
Abby
What can I say about Eddie? Well one thing I can say is that he was a great person and a great friend. I remember when I saw Eddie back in 2004. I met him at a meet and greet before Wrestlemania XX. I was a little bit nervous but when I got his autograph. I said you are a great wrestler and good luck at Mania. He thanked me, and he really appreciated that. Eddie, God bless you. You will be missed. My prayers go out to Eddie's family and friends.
FLSTUNNER316@aol.com
A few months back he was playing heel to Rey Mysterio, Jr.'s face character. On the "Smackdown" before the (inevitable) pay-per-view match Eddie came out sans trademark lowrider, slowly entered the ring and stood silently while his facial expressions reacted to the crowd's heat on him. He slowly pulled a Mysterio mask out of his pocket, looked at it lovingly, then gleefully ground it into the mat. When the crowd's howls of indignation reached their peak he took on a mournful air and slowly left the ring without having uttered a sound for the entire five minutes.

Eddie's promo demonstrated his mastery of crowd psychology and his ability to silently move the story forward with physical acting alone - truly an acme all the half-talent newbies will be striving to emulate for years to come. His passing is a terrible loss to McMahon's company at a time when that man's lack of taste and callous disregard for his employees are driving it down.

Perhaps it's best that this thoroughbred "broke free" before the rest of the herd is rounded up for the glue factory.

Godspeed, Mr. Guerrero.
-Mikel Tackett
Honestly I'm staring at my computer screen in awe not knowing how to put any of my disbelief into words. Eddie was a solid wrestler that told a great story inside the ring, his matches with Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio (not to mention dozens of others) will be remembered by many for years to come. I am deeply saddened by the loss and will miss watching him every week. I hope that his family will find a way of coping with this great loss as they will be the ones who will feel his absence the most. Too many, too young.
Philip Moreau
Can't say I have watched a lot of wrestling, but the one memory I will have is when WWE came to Edmonton a couple years ago, and Eddie was in a ladder match or something and a fan jumped into the ring with a Bill Guerin jersey on and knocked Guererro off the ladder. Guerrero just kicked the guy and didn't miss a beat despite obviously wondering who the hell this guy was and wondering if he was actually part of the show. It was hilarious.
Jason Buzzell
Eddie was a great wrestler. He's always been my favourite and he will always be my favourite. My favourite match was when he defeated Brock Lensar for the WWE championship because I was their rooting for Eddie, and as he dived in to the crowd, I was right by him. Rest in peace, Eddie. God bless you.
Your number 1 fan, Gavin Pike
My lasting memories of Eddie are during a tour of the UK, he came to the ring wearing an England football shirt. The crowd loved him for it.

Also,as great as Eddie was, and he was truly great - you always knew he could be even better if he wanted to. He was that good.

Thanks for the matches,Eddie.
El Neilio
I just browsed to SLAM's site like I always do, but I never would've thought I would read that title of that article ever. I am still in shock. I watched this man entertain me on my TV screen for a long time, and never thought this could ever happen to him. Eddie was one of the best wrestlers I watched during recent years and it's hard to see him gone. My heart goes to the Guerrero family and his family in the pro wrestling business.
Long time SLAM! reader and Eddie fan, Rich Pennacchio
I just want to say it is sad to Eddie's family and I hope they are better and I wish I could have gotten an autograph or picture with him but couldnít. I liked Eddie's saying lie, cheat and steal, but at least he honest about it. Well I hope all of his family is better. Eddie was my favorite WWE superstar. Now, even though he is dead, he will still be. I hope he could look over me from the minute I wake up to the minute I'm sleeping. I also hope Chavo could try to be like Eddie with the low-rider in his entrance.
Steve Heinen
Hi, my name is Barbara. I'm a 31-year-old female who is a big WWE fan. I love watching wrestling and I try to watch it ever time it's on. Wrestling will always be good and fun to watch but it just won't be the same without seeing Eddie on there. It is going to be weird to watch it not getting to see him on there with his crazy smile and big attitude. When he was younger he looked like a guy I used to date. I was hoping to one day get to meet Eddie and get a picture with him and a picture with his autograph but now unfortunately that will never happen. Eddie may be gone but in a way he is still here with us. All his memories will always be here. A part of him will remain with us. I am saddened with the awful news. When I first heard about it I wasn't sure to believe it or not. I didn't want to believe it but then I realized it was true and made me want to cry. My prayers goes out to all his wrestling friends and all his other friends and family. I wish there was something I could do. I wish I could be there. If I could be there with everyone of you right now and I had the way there I would be on the next bus, plane or whatever it took to get there. I wish there was something I could do. My prayers are with you all. Remember Eddie is a Angel watching over everyone.
R.I.P. Eddie you will be missed a lot.
Always, Barbara J. Shirey
TOO SOON............
LEEANN CHAVEZ
I remember being at the Cow Palace back in 2004 when Eddie won the WWE Championship. He really was one of the greatest champions of all time. This really is a huge loss. I will miss seeing Guerrero on Smackdown every week. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to WWE. Rest In Peace Eddie Guerrero.
Jonathan Liew
All I have to say is that I found it very interesting that the last words we heard from Eddie on Smackdown were "I'll be alright" to Batista.
J.
Thank you for the news article. Wrestling fans around the world, like me, will miss Guerrero and his legacy. My favorite moment about Eddie was when he landed his signature frog splash on Rey Mysterio, Jr. and pinned him for the win on an airing of "Friday Night Smackdown." That win ended a 7 time losing streak to Rey Mysterio, Jr.
Sincerely, Eddie
Eddie was the best there was. There will never be another Eddie. R.I.P. Eddie "viva la raza"
tupacfolife100@aim.com
Eddie was the best latino wrestler the one that broke the barriers for the latinos in wrestling. He was the first latino to win the WWE championship. I know he will be missed by every WWE fan. There will never be another Eddie. His charisma and character inside the ring made him one of the best ever. He will be missed. God bless his soul wherever he is.
CASIANO SANTOS
Guerrero family,
I am his top fan. I like him too.
Nick Bahen nick@Bahen.com.
I just can't believe that Eddie has passed away. So young, so full of life. I'll always remember with a big laugh when he teamed with Chyna (the one and only) the craziness, the laughter. He is one of my favorite wrestlers. I hope he rests in peace -- the peace that he always looked for, the peace that he deserved.
Yamila Borges (Puerto Rico), "LATINO HEAT LATINO HEAT"
This has come as a shock to all of us.

It's a sad day in the wrestling world has lost one of the best wrestlers and entertainers of the past decades. He's had his ups and downs, and gave some enteraining storylines, and gimmicks.

Probably the funniest moment I remember Eddie was back in WCW, where he was supposedly attacked by a masked wrestler. So he got all the masked wrestlers lined up in the back, so that he could see who was under the mask, and the comments he came out with was hilarious.

Latino Heat, EDDIE Guerrero thank you for all the memories, the wrestling ability, and the matches you gave week in, week out. You will sadly be missed, and WWE will never have another man like you. My prays go out to the family and friends

R.I.P EDDIE, GOOD NITE AND GODLESS EDDIE
James Burns, Liverpool England
Eddie was and still is a wrestling hero. He will be sadly missed by myself and my children who idolised him. God speed.
Donna Hammill in Adelaide, Australia.
Hello, my name is Naveen Kakaraparthi. When I heard that Eddie Guerrero, THE EDDIE GUERRERO, died, I felt a pain of sorrow wash over me. Eddie Guerrero was my favorite wrestler of all time, and hearing the fact we'll never see "I'm Your Papa" again on Friday Night Smackdown is really hurtful. My condolences go to all of the people who knew Eddie personally, including the wrestlers. My prayers go out to Eddie and I know he is in a better place. I'll always remember Eddie and the impact he had on me. BE IN PEACE EDDIE!!!!
Naveen "Cockroach" Kakaraparthi, Eddie Guerrero Fan
I've been watching wrestling for many years now and am always saddened when there is news of a death in the wrestling community. Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Big Boss Man, Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, the British Bulldog and now Eddie. When will it stop? When will the black cloud that hangs over wrestlers go away? I feel horrible for Eddie's family and friends and I will miss his awesome in-ring ability. Rest well, Eddie. You left us far too soon.
scaife@rogers.com
Eddie, R.I.P., man
We love you and you will always be in my heart
Eddie was a great man way deep inside
Eddie you always found a whole lot of pride
You will be missed by WWE fans
I will remember you as much as I can
"Viva La Raza " is what you said
that is one thing I will never forget even tho your dead
I almost cried when I heard the tragic news
it's like those times I head people say you would lose
it hurts so bad its like having a cramp
but I will remember you as the best WWE champ
it's just so crazy to find out the truth
I am the number one fan of a wrestler and that's you.
-Cynthia B
We miss you eddie!
R.I.P you will be in my heart 4 ever!
I would like to say Eddie was one of my favorite wrestlers, and ALWAYS entertained me whether as a face or heel. Wrestling lost another great one. I will miss you Eddie. My thoughts and prayers go to your family.
Tyler Blount in San Angelo, Texas.
What can I say about Eddie? Only that he was one of the best wrestlers in WWE history and will always be loved and remembered. He will be in my heart forever. I wish all his family and close friends peace and happiness.

Miss you Eddie, R.I.P 1967-2005
DEJPAULA@aol.com
Eddie was a great wrestler, but more importantly, a great man. He was an entertainer, and legend. Eddie Guerrero will always be remembered for his fun antics, and personality. I guarantee when wrestlers tell their kids, stories about their career, and friends, they well talk about Eddie. He will always be an inspiration to me and others. Eddie. My good-byes, prayers, and heart go out to you, your friends, and your family. Now that leaves me with one thing left to say.
EDDIE! We the your fans, friends, and family. We all Love you.
Rest In Peace...
Your Fan, Tyler Boley
Like many I am in total shock on the news I have just heard. As a person living in England I remember the times where it was near on impossilbe to catch WWF programming. In the '80s there was no cable and no satelite TV here. Instead we would bunk off school and all pile into someone's living room at watch classic Hogan, I vividly remember him with his ribs taped up in a lumberjack match against an opponent I can't remmember. Those grainy VHS tapes were one of the few links I had to my "real" world of pro wrestling. As time went on I remember ITV's World of Sport showing a once a month WWF special. To this day I still have those specials on VHS, presented by the late, great Judo Al Hayes and Mean Gene. Again I was able to enter the "real" world of pro wrestling. I felt privileged to view some classic TV. I watched Macho vs Honky, I saw when Strike Force won the titles and witnessed the coronation of King Haku.

That was a long time ago and wrestling has changed much since that time. Although my access to wrestling has increased tenfold. I still miss that world of "real" wrestling I watched as a kid.

It is thanks to wrestlers like Eddie I remember why I watch wrestling. Edde makes it real to me. On hearing that he has passed, nothing makes it more real. I wish Eddie the best. I hope the best to his wife and kids and I hope the world remembers him for his achievements not his failings. I also hope his nephew Chavo disgards the ridiculous Kerwin White gimmick and returns to represent the family name he was born with.

Slowly the people that made it REAL are going, the Hawks, the Perfects, the Rudes to name but just a few. In a wrestling World that is dominated by the banal and predictable, TRUE wrestlers like Eddie will be missed.

God speed Mr Guerrero.
Ronnie Richards
UNBELEIVABLE!!!!!!!!!!! Davey Boy, Owen, Rick Rude, Yoko, Pillman, Bossman, Junkyard Dog, Rocco Rock, Perfect, Elizabeth, Pitbull No.1, Hawk, Crash Holly, Chris Candido Big Dick Dudley, Hercules and now Eddie.

The latest in a long line of GREAT wrestlers passing away is just a complete SHOCK, Eddie was easly in the top 5 of greatest technical wrestlers of all time along with Bret, Benoit, Owen and Kurt Angle, as well as that he could entertain. You're talking about a man who at the best of times couldn't be a heel cause the fans just loved him, everywhere you would go you would hear chants of Eddie Eddie Eddie Eddie..... whether it be in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland this past summer or MSG, New York, this man was a true great and will forever be immortalised as one of the greatest of all time.

I find it even sadder because I hear Vince was about to give him the strap tonight at the Smackdown taping in Minneapolis as Batista has the injury. So as I finish this column I urge IRISH WWE FANS at next weeks RAW shows (if it goes ahead) and fans around the world and at the meet and greets with HBK, ANGLE, TRISH, CARLITO AND VICTORIA to continously chant EDDIE'S NAME AROUND THE POINT DEPOT and other arenas around the world, let's immortalise the person and the chant.

EDDIE GUERRERO REST IN PEACE 1967-2005
Graham Merrigan
Eddie was my favorite wrestler. He had great compassion and was just my favorite man!! His loss is very painful for me. I am always looking forward to see him wrestle! But now I can't do that.

But one thing I can do is pray for him so he can be right next to our father in heaven!!
With love, Amy B.
I loved Eddie Guerrero! I loved him when people hated him. I didnít care about the lying, cheating, and stealing thatís what made Eddie. He was one of the best champs that WWE ever had!! I loved everything that he did and I totally respect him for what he did. I will never forget him especially his saying "Viva La Raza" and the moves that he did. I will miss him and he will always be in my heart!! I love You Eddie!!!!!!! He was the best that there ever was!!
Emily
How could this happen to the idol of millions expecially the ones that live in El Paso? Thy lord givith. Thy lord taketh away
anthony brown
I've been a wrestling fan since I was born(25 years), thanks to my dad and my great-grandmother being huge fans. I can remember the proudest moment for me when I think about Eddie was the day he became the WWE Champion. What I'll always remember about Eddie is the fact that he incorporated his culture into his character, the Latino in him. I will always admire Eddie for being a successful Latino who had a heart for wrestling.
Rest in Peace!
Viva Eddie por siempre!
Vanessa Mendoza, Coolidge, AZ
I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie and Chavo Guerrero at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina and my children asked for their autographs and they we're so very sweet to them. My 16 yr. old son grew up on wrestling and they just chatted about him becoming a wrestler after school. Eddie told him not to lose his dreams of becoming what he desired. I thought that was so nice of him to stress how important an education was. Not many celebrities take time to talk about that. He also told him of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. He spoke of fighting his demons and getting clean and staying clean. I will cherish that moment for the rest of my life, as will my son. We will deeply miss Eddie and will pray for his family. He will always be our "CHAMPION".
Edwards Family, North Carolina.
Holy s**t. That's the exact words that came from my mouth when I read the article on Eddie. Why? That is the question still on my mind. When I first started watching wrestling years ago, Eddie Guerrero was the man. He was one of the greatest athletic performers ever. Even though, as the years progressed, I didn't really like the man Eddie's character in the WWE was turning into, but Eddie was still the same if not better in the ring. Forever he will be in mine and many of the fans hearts. Forever will I watch WWE wrestling and imagine Eddie in the ring. Forever will I think of Eddie Guerrero, one of the best wrestlers and people in the world of sports entertainment. Never will I remember Eddie Guerrero as a bad man. Never will I think anything of the sort. I wish peace onto his resting spirit and the best of wishes towards his family.
~Eddie Guerrero 1967-2005 LATINO HEAT FOREVER~
Krispin Wright, Pa
I've been defeated and brought down
Dropped to my knees when hope ran out
The time has come to change my ways

On this day I clearly see everything has come to life
A bitter place and a broken dream
And we'll leave it all, leave it all behind

I'll never long for what might have been
Regret won't waste my life again
I won't look back
I'll fight to remain:

On this day I clearly see everything has come to life
A bitter place and a broken dream
And we'll leave it all, leave it all behind

On this day its so real to me
Everything has come to life
Another chance to chase a dream
Another chance to feel
Chance to feel alive

Fear will kill me, all I could be
Lift these sorrows
Let me breathe, could you set me free
Could you set me free

On this day I clearly see everything has come to life
A bitter place and a broken dream
And we'll leave it all behind
On this day its so real to me
Everything has come to life
Another chance to chase a dream
Another chance to feel
Chance to feel alive

Your fans will never forget you. As a superstar, you made history and forever you will make history and will be a legend in our hearts. This songs was made for you. Even though you lost battles, you managed to strive and thats why "we" the fans have been suportive of you, and for that we will never forget you. Thank you for everything, Eddie. Thank you.
Daniel Romero
Aww, I am shocked that he died he was always my favourite wrestler. I'm just so so sad that he died. I always watched him and cheered for him but now that he's gone that's really sad.
Mike Riching
I was just stunned when i heard about Eddie's death. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie's family. I will never forget Eddie when he used the frog splash. We the wrestling fans will always remember you Eddie wherever you are.
Barry Gentry
There are so many things that I could say about Eddie Guerrero. Ever since I started my wrestling training a year ago, I always looked at Eddie Guerrero as an inspiration. We both come from Hispanic backrounds so I've always felt like we were similar in a way. I've always dreamed of locking up with Eddie Guerrero inside the ring just once. It's a shame that it'll never happen.

My favorite memory of Eddie took place at Wrestlemania XX. He went back into the ring and hugged Chris Benoit after he won the World Heavyweight Championship. Seeing the top champions side my side hugging and crying is something that I will never forget.

If I'm lucky and make it to the big times my first match will in his honor.

Eddie thank you for all the great memories. It's a shame to see you go so soon.
Luis Feliciano, Orlando,FL
I started watching wrestling around 1998. At the time, being very young, I watched WCW since (then) WWF was in its "Attitude" era and too raunchy for my parents to let me watch. I remember during those days that Eddie Guerrero was the leader of the Latin World Order. I thought it was a funny spin on the stale nWo of the time.

Soon enough, I got tired of WCW and switched over to WWF. I was happy to see that Eddie signed with the company soon after and that he was getting the recognition he deserved. I really liked his angles with Chyna and the Radicalz. Despite being of small size, Eddie still managed to get into the semi-main event scene because of his great athletic ability and his charismatic mic work.

When he won the WWE Championship in February of last year, I thought that it was great that WWE decided to put the belt on a Latino after 30 years (being that I'm Latino myself), especially that the man who won it was Eddie Guerrero.

When I was browsing through the internet today like I always do checking for the latest headlines, I was absolutely stunned and just dumbfounded at the news of Guerrero's passing. It wasn't just some other "mid-carder" passing away. Not that those deaths weren't sad, but Eddie Guerrero was a legit main eventer (guaranteed he would have won the title at the SmackDown! taping tonight if he was still alive). Eddie was such a great wrestler and an inspiration to people that you can overcome all of your demons.

Despite this extraordinary loss, I will try and be happy whenever I think of Eddie. For all the laughs. For all the smiles. For the matches. And most importantly, for his love of the wrestling business that some just do to get the money. Eddie Guerrero is a one-of-a-kind man and there will NEVER EVER be another one like him.

Thanks, Eddie. "Viva La Raza!"
PEDRO GONZALEZ
In this days I say to myself why does this have to happen. Sometimes I may say things I regret. If only God let us live fo ever and never die. I love Earth, and am happy with what I have. I wish we would end the war, diseases and be happy. To all my stars, God bless you.
Leslie Collins from Las Vegas
Eddie will be missed...the first time I saw eddie he was wrestling in Mexico and he had a partner named LOVE MACHiNE(RIP) not only was he a latino but he was and always will be a hispanic hero for all of us out there. I went to see Eddie this past Tuesday in INDIANAPOLIS. There was a bit of a hispanic crowd and almost every person had a I'M YOUR PAPI shirt. Eddie will always be remembered as a great wrestler but in our hearts he will be LATINO HEAT(RIP)
Adolfo Villalobos
I think there will be a special place in heaven for a guy like Eddie. He was just incredible and always seemed happy. You never saw him mad or anything. When I met Eddie, it was an honor to shake his hand, but I never got to take a photo with him for me to look back on. I love you Eddie and you was the NEW People's Champion.
Dev Hassan
I probably enjoyed Eddie's work as much as that of any pro-wrestler. But not because of his great athleticism and stunning moves (they were spectacular, to say the least); I loved Eddie more because of his in-ring persona. He was truly one of the best wrestlers to give a microphone to; rarely did he fail to provide an entertaining interview or monologue. The most successful wrestlers have that ability - HBK, The Rock, Hogan, Flair, all of them are amazing with a mic. Eddie was no exception. In fact, as physically talented as his best friend, Chris Benoit, is, this is where the two stood miles apart - any Chris Benoit interview is a catastrophe!
Latino Heat will surely be missed - he leaves a gaping hole in the experienced talent depended on by McMahon. Maybe Chavo will be motivated to drop this dorky character he is portraying right now and come back as something that will bring back memories of Eddie.
Jon, Woodstock, Ontario

Dear Eddie Guerrero fans,
I to was a big fan of Eddie's I still am for that matter. I have a shrine of him over my bed. I also have one on my computer. I loved Eddie like a father and brother. I cried my eyes out when i heard the news. First i thought "just entertainment" and even when I thought that it brought tears to my eyes. When I found out it was real I cried and cried and cried. I am still crying even as I write this e-mail. Eddie made a big impact on my life. When I first saw wrestling and I saw Eddie come out in his low-rider I told myself "that's who I want to win that guy in the green pants and the awesome low-rider, That's who is my favorite, Eddie Guerrero." While children all around the world are saying "I want to go to college or I want be a pop-star" I am at home saying "I want to meet Eddie Guerrero, I want to talk to him and touch his hand, and give him the biggest hug I ever gave someone. I will pray and pray and pray that I will get to go to his funeral. I don't care if my whole education goes down the drain I just want to see him in person one last time. I am trying as hard as I ever had to stay strong, but sometimes when something hurts this bad you can't just let it slide. Eddie was a great wrestler and when I saw his video "Cheating Life:Stealing Death" I knew for a fact that he was a great man at heart and soul. Nobody knows what to say or what to do the only thing that people can do is pray. Praying is all I have right now. I will miss Eddie dearly. Some people say "He's just a wrestler" but others like me say "He is a great man who makes a big impact on everybody's life every day." He has made the biggest impact on my life. Every day when I wake up in the morning I see his face and I feel the warmest most comfortable feeling I have ever felt. Eddie is one of the most absolute amazing people I have ever heard of and I hope his family and his soul know that for a fact. Rest in peace Eddie Guerrero we will miss you more than life itself, We love you very much and it is important that you know that. Good Bye Eddie Guerrero. Keep your Latino Spirit High.
Love you always, Chelsea Frank, San Antonio, TX
I am saddened on the news of Eddie's passing. I have followed wrestling for 22 years. And I must say, Eddie you are one of the greats, everything you did. You didn't give up when the chips were down, you fought the good fight, the fight we all face, and you fought it head on. There aren't too many people that do that. I am going to miss you, you either made us love you, or hate you with your characters, but you always remained the same, you gave 110% each and everyday. I am going to live my life as you did, I'll start fighting for what's right, and will not let life bog me down. You taught me that Eddie. RIP Eddie Guerrero! The best there was, the best there is, the best that will ever be!
Your Fan, Mark F.
I remember as a child watching wrestling when I was four years old, back during a time when wrestlers such as Chief Jay Strongbow, Crazy Luke Graham, Bobo Brazil, Pedro Morales, Haystacks Calhoun, Bruno Sammartino, Dominic Denucci and Patterson, along with the legendary Valiant Brothers took over the airwaves on the Saturday morning circuit from Allentown, PA. I remember when ring announcer Joe McOO (if that's the proper spelling) would announce these fierce competitors to the ring. Now, at age 40, there is new blood invading the WWE ring with high tech intro music and a touch of pyrotechnics. One such wrestler comes to mind with a motto is kind like a 50 Cent-type of Jay Z flair in the form of Eddie Guerrero, who's motto seems to be "we lie, we cheat, we steal," meaning Eddie would do whatever it takes to make it to the top. Say what you will about Eddie -- he came to the WWE and he took it by storm. He gave it his all and he did all. He faced some of the toughest competition that McMahon could give him and he monopolized every corner of his career. If you really want to pass out the WWE showstopper award, my hat's off to Eddie Guerrero. What a class act. He was love by this one die-hard wrestling fan, as well as his family, and WWE family of the squared circle. But he will always be sorely missed by legions of wrestling fans around the world. God bless you, Eddie, and thanks for the memories.
Man, it's very hard to find yourself saying somebody you grew up with. Eddie to me was like a hero. Just to know that I was watching Smackdown and he was wrestling and now the news of his death three days later is a real shocker. It's gonna be hard to not see that low rider come out to the ring or see his "I'm your Papa" shirt. His death came way too soon. And I'm still upset that he has died.
Kareem Ortiz Cruz RIP Eddie Guerrero


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