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Fans remember Eddie Guerrero - Page 6





I was completely and utterly shocked yesterday when I logged on and saw that Eddie Guerrero had died. He was one of the best in-ring performers in WWE, and I am saddened by his death because I, like many others, was amazed by the issues he had overcome to get where he was. My condolences go out to his family, may God help them through this difficult time. God bless you Eddie, wrestlers and fans alike all around the world will miss you.
James, Nova Scotia
We are going to miss Eddie so much. We are a fan of the WWE wrestling and this loss is so painful. My youngest kid was crying, we couldn't believe it. May God give all his family and all his fans the strengh to survive this loss. Eddie will never be gone. I'm pretty sure he will always be in every show of wrestling but most of all he will always be in our hearts. God Bless you Eddie "Papi Chulo"
Bmari7beltra
Sometimes it is hard to say good-bye, especially when it is good-bye for good. I was shocked when my friend told me Eddie Guerrero died. I wanted to cry. He is a great man, wrestler, husband, father, son and brother. My memories of Eddie will always be of his fun loving nature, you could tell by the shine in his eyes that he loved his job. He was so funny at times and really entertaining to watch. Even when he was lying, cheating and stealing. When he beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP in 2004. Beating Kurt Angle to retain the title at Wrestemania XX. Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero with Chyna. Eddie lying in matches like what he did with Mr.Kennedy on Friday, hitting the chair against the mat and tossing it pretending he was hit by it. My sincere condolences go out to the family. I am praying for the Guerreros.
P.S. HIS LOWERRIDER when he came to the ring.
SINCERELY, RAYMOND TEX ERVIN
I loved Eddie with all my heart. He is my hero and I will always remember him as "The man who made wrestling muy caliente."
R.I.P Eddie.
Te quero mucho papi.
Barbara L. in New Jersey.
To the Guerrero family and all the Eddie Guerrero fans,
My family are deeply saddened at the news today of Eddie Guerrero's passing today.

Eddie was a real favourite of ours and we have many wonderful and fun memories of him.

In particular the last time he visited Australia and we saw him perform. He entered the ring with a Daffodil Day t-shirt on. Daffodil Day is celebrated each year in Australia to raise funds for children's cancer research. That day Eddie had arrived from the U.S. and gone straight to the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney to visit a sick child who had asked to meet him. In honour of the child who was present in the arena, and he acknowledged her after the match, and in honour of Daffodil Day he had worn the shirt and I was very proud of him.

We have a child in our family who has cancer and had been treated at Westmead Hospital so this gesture was very close to our heart.

My sister is such a huge Eddie fan (it is her grand-daughter who has the cancer) that my son painted a portrait of Eddie for her last Christmas which proudly hangs in her home.

It will be a long time before we see the likes of another Eddie Guerrero and he will remain always in our thoughts and very much in our hearts.

We love you Eddie,
Jill Carnovale
As a Hispanic, Eddie gained in our world the respect of a person that fought all kind of fights. We lived and loved the moments when he fought. 'Viva la Raza' was the excellent phrase for a good Son of our people.
!Dios te bendiga, Eddie!
Eugenio Rios
Eddie was the first star to get my oldest son interested in wrestling. Eddie was his FIRST favorite WWE wrestler, I have not told my son of his passing yet, and I am sad to have to do so this evening. But I know that my son, as I do, will cherish the man and his talent. He was ONE OF THE BEST. He had what it took to capture fans with his character and his in ring talent. My heart goes out to his family. I am glad that Eddie turned his life around before he left, may God welcome him to heaven and kiss him on his forehead with only the love that God can give. We will miss you Eddie, you were an inspiration to all those who struggle with thier demons, you proved that you can beat those demons. Thank you and God bless.
Jerry
I was devastated when I heard the news! I loved him so much as a wrestler and as a person. I am literally crying as I'm writing this. He was a great hero and I had great respect for him. My heart goes out to all of the WWE and Eddie's family. May Eddie rest in peace. He certainly deserves it. He was taken from us too soon!!!
Matt Humble, Fort collins, colorado
The more you think about it, the harder it is to believe. Eddie has shown how much love he had in this world by the outpouring from all over the world.
Rest in Peace, Papi...to say you'll be missed greatly just doesn't measure up.
Vincent Degiorgio
My son Tommy was a big wrestling fan from the time he was a little kid. His father and I took him to all the matches in the Washington, DC, area; and over time, Tommy got to know a lot of the big-name wrestlers and they knew him and his dad. Tommy was a regular. Eddie Guerrero was one of those big-time wrestlers. Eddie and Tommy got to know each other to the point that Eddie gave Tommy his home phone number and said it was okay to call him. When Tommy called, Eddie would actually call back. Eventually, Tommy started doing music for new wrestlers, submitting audition tapes and he created story lines and moves for others including Kanyon (Who's Better Than Kanyon) and Lodi.

I will be forever grateful to Eddie for being so kind to a young boy who looked to him for excitement and as a kind of hero when I know Eddie had other things to attend to in his life. Eddie appreciated the adoration of one of his biggest fans, made him feel important, and took the time to let him know he cared.
Judi M.
I WILL MISS EDDIE SO MUCH HE WAS A GREAT WRESTLER AND I WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH AND I CANT STOP CRYING
LUKE WILLIAMS
I haven't been able to think about anything else since the news came out. I've been a wrestling fan since age 11 and got to go to my first live show exactly 10 years later in cologne, germany where Eddie and RVD stole the whole show. this was in May 2002. I was SO glad to see him and Benoit end the 20th edition of Wrestlemania last year. And I cried passionate tears together with them. A truly inspiring man who put his life together when he was on his path to self-destruction and came back to conquer a game mostly ruled by big guys. I will never forget you Eddie Guerrero... I cry for you now and wish all the best for your family who lost a truly great man. You will live in the hearts of everybody for the rest of our lives. And beyond that you will truly go down in history as one of wrestlings greatest.
karl-martin rantapelkonen, hareid,norway
My son and I got the opportunity to meet Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit at a gym near my home in San Leandro, Ca. They were in town to tape SmackDown in Fresno, Ca. My brother worked near the gym at the time and called me at home and said "Dude there are some wrestlers here at the gym, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, I know the manager, want to meet them?" I was there with my son in a flash. I saw Eddie at the front counter before they made their way outside, Eddie knew why I was there winked and gave me a thumbs up. I had been following both wrestler's careers since WCW, and honestly, they were the reason I started watching the WWE. When they walked outside my first impression was "Man Eddie is short" and "Benoit's arms are huge". They shook my hand as I introduced myself, then the both bent down to meet my son. They both shook his hand and gave him a high five. They spoke softly and made my son at total ease. I spoke to them about their upcoming U.S. title bout and asked for a photo. They said yes. When they were leaving I said "You guys are two of the hardest working performers in the sport today, I really like watching the both of you." They thanked me and then I added "Stay safe guys, be careful and try not to hurt yourself." To this Eddie turned around and shook my had again and said "Hey thanks man, nice to know the fans care." Benoit shook my hand gave me a nod and they left.

They were a class act, and Eddie will be missed.
Chad Lowe
I think it's such a same that Eddie Guerrero has died! I found out today, and was so shocked because I watched a few matches when he competed. Although I wasn't a fan, I will say it now: R.I.P Eddie, how tragic and I'll remember you always!
AlanBlandford
To The Entire Guerrero Family,
I am deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Eddie Guerrero. Though I did not know him personally, I was lucky enough to have seen him perform live on numerous occasions. He was a high energy performer who always brought a smile to my face when ever I'd see him in action.

I know that nothing anyone says now will begin to relieve the hurt that all of you are feeling right now. But if nothing else, please know how much he meant to wrestling fans and how happy he made all of us. He will be missed forever but he will never, ever be forgotten.

Viva La Raza and may he Rest In Peace.
We love you Eddie Guerrero. Now and Forever.
Sincerely, Kimberly Gordon
I was saddened and shocked to hear the news on the news about Eddie. I was looking forward to a re-match between him and Batista. He was always fun to watch and he made wrestling all the more popular with his style. I must say I did not like the part about him and his fight with Ray Mysterio and the child even though as far as I could tell it was just a gimic or was it ?. I am sure that all the wrestlers will miss Eddie and will show their utmost respect and I hope that they will do a show in his honour on wrestling. Eddie had the experience to do more than any wrestler could do by his way of acting. My deepest respect to his family and friends and I believe he deserves a funeral just as good as Elvis did for his contribution to the world. My you rest in peace Eddie and God Bless.
Rick / Kingston ; Ontario Canada
First I want to give my sincere condolences to his wife, daughters and family. He is a good man and my favorite wrestler. I love the attitude that made him a star you know lying, cheating and stealing. My best memories of Eddie is his lowrider when he came to the ring in it. And being call Latino Heat. And when he first won and being the champ. Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero will live forever and always. I will miss you. You are in my heart and prays
Teresa J.Knox
I only started wrestling when I was nine years old. I can remember one of the first times I watched it, Eddie had a match and of course he got me going. Eddie was just one of those few people who you can't help but like. He just has that personality. I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, but I'm sure he was just as wonderful in person. Eddie was one of the greatest wrestlers of our time in my opinion, and should go down in history. He brought it every time he got in the ring, and lit up the show. He will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to all his family and friends.
Stacey
I for one feel we have not just lost a great athlete, we lost a hero. Before Eddie I hated wrestling but when I saw Latino heat come out in lowrider, I connected with him like with no other athlete. A Mexican holding the championship belt in WWE and at the same time keeping it real. I respected that for the simple fact that no other Mexican has done that. I got hooked on WWE ever since that first moment. Usually people don't cry for athletes but today I cannot feel nothing but sadness for losing not only my favorite wrestler but my son, daughters and my hero. I will never look at Smackdown the same. Thanks Eddie for being a great champion and for making our raza proud. Me and my kids will miss you.
love Rafael,ralphi, and alexis.
Vicki and kids,
Eddie was loved by millions and will be sorely missed, I know not as much as you will miss him but he has touched a lot of hearts, and mine goes out to you and your family in this desperate time. I wish you all the best and I am truly sorry for your loss.
Shell
I couldn't believe it when my dad told me that Eddie Guerrero had passed away and he will be missed and I give him and his family my blessing and love. And I know Eddie is in a better place. Eddie Guerrero rocked and he still does. Rock on.
Sk8erChickBx
We will miss him forever.
RIP Eddie Guerrero
Luis
In South Africa every street since the introduction of the WWE and Smarkdown by E-tv we clue to a televison every day of wrestling just to see them. Eddie became our hero, especially when addressing the issue of substance abuse in public. He was more than a wrestler to me, he was the one the ordinary people like me identify himself with. We will pray and sincerely send our deepest condolence to Eddie's family and friends. We shall say the giant has fallen.
Mmakwena
I was deeply saddened to hear of Eddie Guerrero's passing. The wrestling industry has lost one of its best. I would just like to convey my deepest condolences to the entire Guerrero family. I would also like to convey the same to the incredible superstars of the WWE. Your courage and bravery through this trying time is amazing. Eddie would be so proud of all of you. Although all of you knew him better, together along with all the WWE fans, we can keep his legacy alive forever. Rest in peace, "Latino Heat".
Kevin Parsons, Cleveland, OH
Eddie Guerrero was a legend when he stepped into the squared circle, he will be thoroughly missed in the ring and is shocking that he was found dead on Sunday 13th November 2005, I'm sure I'm not speaking just for myself but he was truly a great wrestler and one of the best since Hogan, it is a great tragedy that his life was cut short, I'm sure that he could have done great things in the WWE, he will be sadly missed.
Jordan Simpson
I am sending this message on behalf of my friend Anthony Johnson who is a die hard fan of Eddie. We were watching the last show Eddie appeared on Sunday night. Anthony is shocked and sadden by this lost. His heart goes out to Eddie's family. Life is short. You can be here today and gone tomorrow. Anthony is truly thankful that Eddie Guerrero is a Christian.
GG
Not many wrestlers have that charisma that universal appeal like Eddie Guerrero did. A man of many faces, he was the inspiration for wrestlers young and old. He had some problems in the past and he was quite straightforward about them and did not hide those problems like some other wrestlers. I am still in shock; I still can't believe that he is dead. When I first heard about his death I immediately thought it was some kind of sick joke, I was sure this was not true so I searched the Internet to confirm whether it was true and then I found out that it was true which deeply saddened me. As a viewer I had seen some of his best work not personally but on television. When he was in the WCW I was not a fan of his as I rarely watched WCW but when he first debuted in the WWE as part of The Radicals- a group consisting of Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, Chris Benoit and Eddie himself I was hooked. He was not the usual breed of wrestlers that had stepped foot in the WWE, he had a different aura to his character, whether he played a heel or face- he delivered. In the summer of 2002 Eddie Guerrero joined up with his nephew Chavo Guerrero to form the tag team aptly titled Los Guerrero's, they lied, they cheated and they stole our hearts with that gimmick and it was the most entertaining part, was never bored by their tag matches, it was simply phenomenal. I still remember the time when he won the WWE Title from Brock Lesnar at the No Way Out PPV in February 2004, no one had imagined that Eddie was going to win but he proved them wrong and won the WWE title.

He was well respected both in and out of the ring; most wrestlers looked up to him and treated him with respect that he deserved. Now here I am writing this tribute while trying not to shed a tear for his sudden death. My deepest condolences go out to his wife and three daughters, may they find the strength to be strong at this time of need.
R.I.P. Eddie.
You will be sorely missed.
- Lucas Scott from Minneapolis,Minessota.
Eddie, wrestling will not be the same without you. I personally enjoyed the energy that you brought into the ring. My heart goes to your wife and three daughters, may God bless them and give them the strength they need at this time. Rest in peace and may God bless your soul
Henry, South Africa
Eddie Guerrero is one of my favorite wrestlers. Aside from his tremendous skill in the ring, Eddie is a great person, a loving father, and a true friend to his peers. Hearing about his death is a shock to me. I never expected it. I was even thinking he'd be WWE champion again before the year ends. Eddie will ALWAYS be a champion to all of us. God Bless him.
angelo from the philippines
Eddie guerrero, my favorite wrestler. The best thing I liked about you was that you were funny. And when I heard that you died I thought I'm just dreaming and I was so sad... I MEAN SAD. I especially thank you.
ali
I never used to watch WWE but Eddie gave me an excuse to watch. Win, or lose his matches were always awesome. I remember that when he was about to cheat in a match he'd get this little cheeky grin which I just found reallly funny. He was a great actor as well. In his feud story with Rey about Dominic when he said that Dominic was his son not Rey's, his acting was just phenomenal all the way through that story. Eddie and Rey will always be one of my favourite tag teams. I'm in shock. I can't believe I was watching this guy on Friday night. RIP Eddie, I'll miss you so much. WWE has lost a star.
Shadowcat
I ALWAYS THINK THAT EDDIE GUERRERO WILL BE ALIVE WHEN I GET OLDER BUT I WAS WRONG SO I THINK THAT EDDIE GUERRERO WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HEROES AND WRESTLER AND THIS WHAT HE WILL SAY VIVA LA RAZA SO I THINK HE WILL BE A CHAMPION IN HIS HEART AND MY HEART
FELIXNENA92
Eddie will truly be missed by everyone. He gave so much entertainment to people and was a truly talented man. I was lucky enough to see him live in Manchester UK. It was my first live event and Eddie and Rey made it one to remember. I got a lot of pictures and I will treasure these for ever. It makes me so sad what as happened and it feels like I have lost part of my family but I know Eddie would have wanted us to be happy. Thank you for the times you have made me laugh and smile. Smackdown just won't be the same any more. My son is five and loved you so much. He would come and wake me up singing your entrance music saying "daddy daddy Eddie is on TV". When I told him that Eddie had passed away he said "Batista will have no friend now". That's how close he followed Smackdown and Eddie. I know your sprit will live on and you will continue to watch over your family. Eddie, you'rE one hell of a guy and will be sadly missed but remembered as one of the greatest people and wrestlers of all time. My condolences to all of the Guerrero family and WWE. -
Andy Manchester, UK


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