November 14, 2005
Fans remember Eddie Guerrero - Page 3
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I am an Army Staff Sergeant that came back from Iraq in February. I saw pictures of Eddie and the crew that made it out to Iraq to vist the troops. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the special events due to work constraints. I was however appreciative.
When I returned home, my wife and I went to Houston to visit my family. I learned that there was a Smackdown show going on while we were there. So I bought 10 tickets and took my wife, my brother and sister, and some other family.
I remember hearing the word, "Latino!" blast over the PA system. Of course being such a big Eddie fan, I got up and started screaming at the top of my lungs, "Latino Heat baby!!! Woo! Yeah!"
It was about that time that I realized that my wife and I were the only people rooting for him. The rest of the crowd was booing loudly. Instead of stopping, I cheered louder.
I left that night with many fine memories because I had just been reunited with my family and we had a great night. Booker T's Spin-a-rooni, John Cena, Big Show, and many others. But my favorite was cheering for Eddie. And now it means that much more to me.
Few wrestlers could sell the heel character like Eddie. He made people hate him, but oh, they loved to watch him wrestle. And so did I. I'm grateful that he and other WWE stars took the time to go and entertain the troops in Iraq, even though it meant putting their own lives at risk.
To Eddie's family, may God bless you, and may Eddie's memory live in the lives of those he loved and of those who he worked so hard to entertain around the world. Thank you Eddie. Latino Heat baby! Latino Heat!
Jose A. Nuno
When I heard the news just this evening I got shock! And I told my family we all got sad I cried and cried for the death of Eddie. I will never forget Eddie when the first time I watched WWE, he was my very first idol even if I'm just a kid. My sister, brother and my family loves him so much I will never forget Eddie and what he always said "I lie, I cheat, I steal." I wish he is with God's hand right now. You will be my idol Eddie forever and I and all of your fans around the world and your family, and friends will never ever forget you because we know you are a great guy. I wish God didn't get Eddie. WE WILL MISS YOU EDDIE AND WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
your forever fan, kiana
Having not watched wrestling for a couple of years in the mid nineties. I stumbled across Nitro on TNT in 1996 and saw some amazing athletes performing moves I had never imagined possible. Amongst Benoit, Rey and Jericho was Eddie, he as much as anyone was responsible for me watching wrestling again. I'm so glad that he got to wear the strap at least once in his great career, and it looked as though another run may not have been too far down the line. The last couple of months especially I've found Eddie's facials and actions hysterical and actually laughed aloud at some of the stuff he's done. I honestly couldn't help but smile every time he has appeared on my TV screen.
The more I found out about Eddie the more I respected him.
God bless Eddie, his family, friends and fans.
Ben Dobson, Wales
I would like to extend my best wishes to the Guerrero family. Eddie was and still remains my favourite wrestler. I will never forget the Wrestlemania XX scene, with him and Chris Benoit, or when he defeated Brock Lesnar to capture gold.
There will never be another Eddie Guerrero, and the WWE will never be the same. Eddie has provided some of the greatest moments in wrestling history, and he will never be forgotten for these.
We'll miss you Eddie
Matt Edwards, QLD, Australia
My favorite personal Eddie Guerrero memory was just before he won the WWE Title back in February 2004. The WWE had a house show in Vancouver, BC on February 9th, 2004. It was the last Smackdown! house show before the No Way Out Pay-Per-View (where he won the title) the following Sunday. The house show was headlined with Eddie taking on Brock Lesnar. Since this was the last house show before the PPV, the match between Eddie and Brock was the final run-through of their amazing PPV match they had a few days later. It was a great match to see live in person, especially since this match was almost an exact duplicate of the PPV match.
Before the show, Eddie arrived at the arena about an hour before the doors opened. Most wrestlers at this time would just go inside the arena. Not Eddie. Eddie took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with everyone who was waiting outside in the freezing cold. I saw this as a total class-act. Here you had a soon-to-be WWE Champion, taking the time to acknowledge all the fans waiting outside. Not too many other wrestlers will take the time to do this, even on a sunny day, but Eddie did.
Out of the over twenty WWE house shows I have been too, this was easily one the best, due mainly to Eddie Guerrero.
Thank You Eddie for the hours of entertainment you have given us, and everything you have done for the wrestling business. You will be missed.
My name is Angelica,I am 12 years of age, and I live in Australia. Every Friday and Saturday I watched WWE, Smackdown on fox8, and I used to love watching Eddie wrestle. I have been a huge fan of Eddie since he was in NWO. When I found out the tragic and unfortunate news about Eddie, I started to cry, I can imagine most people did, he was so too young to die. Eddie was a great hero and legend to wrestling, he was aborn a hero and he certainly died a hero. I had researched him before, and it said he had a drug problem, but today was his 4th year of his remarkable loss of drugs. I can't imagine the pain his family would be going through right now, but I'm sure he would of been a great father, husband and son. Eddie had died, but he will be going to a good place, Rest in Peace, and may God bless you.
To Eddie Guerrero: Thank you for the many years of entertaining ? and may God bless your family and friends.
Gino Ughetti, Denver, CO
DESDE SU NATAL MEXICO
MUCHAS GRACIAS EDDIE GUERRERO "LATINO HEAT"
VIVA LA RAZAAAAAAAAAAAAA VIVA EDDIE GUERRERO, EL MEJOR LUCHADOR LATINO EN TODA LA HISTORIA DELA LUCHA LIBRE EN USA. CON GRAN ORGULLO LO RECORDAREMOS
EDDIE GUERRERO 1967-2005 VIVA LA RAZA FOREVER.
GOD BLESS U EDDIE!
My lasting memory of Eddie was when I saw him wrestle at Survivor Series about a year ago in Cleveland... hitting that frog splash to help his team finish off Angle and his team. Never in the whole world that he wouldn't be around just a year later. He is definitely an inspiration for everyone overcoming the pains that he dealt with. I have overcome these same demons. A sad day for the Guerrero family and wrestling fans everywhere. God bless him and he is in a better place now.
Man, I just still can't belive it. Eddie dead. Man, and he was at his prime time with Batista. I hope he was a good christian and repented so he will be in heaven.
I don't think I've quite accepted yet that Eddie is gone... we get wrestling on a three-week delay in Singapore - I just saw him last night and I'll be seeing him for just a little while longer, at least. But that makes it so much harder, doesn't it? When you know that all you have left are two precious weeks? What am I going to do when watching that last show? How am I going to preserve the time and not have to let Eddie go?
I think of him now and all I can picture is that cheeky little smile... and that's how I will always remember him. Eddie was a great wrestler, but more than that, he was a great man. I miss him already, and I will treasure him in these last two weeks I have left as I have never treasured him before. Rest well, my friend. God bless you in all ways and always.
Eddie, you will greatly missed. Our family just recently started back watching wrestling about 2 months ago. He just grew in our hearts. The way he would turn during a match and give that cocky smile of his. It just won't be the same without him. When we found out my daughter just had to go out and get a figure of him to have. It has made us all sad. We always looked forward to watching Eddie's match or his being with Batista. Things won't seem right without one of his cars coming out to the ring. He had some really great cars. Our prayers go out to Eddie's family and to all those in WWE. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS!!!!!!! Greatness like his can NEVER be forgotten......
Poole family from High Point, North Carolina
This isn't really a memory of Eddie Guerrero, it's more about Benoit. Over this summer I got to meet Chris Benoit and hang out with him for a few hours. While talking to him we talked about Eddie for a little bit and Benoit said he was a great guy. I don't really know the history on Eddie Guerrero but every match that he was in was incredible because you never knew what he would do next. It's a great loss for the WWE and he will be greatly missed. My sympathy to the family and friends on this amazing person.
I was shocked and upset to hear that one of the best wrestlers working today (and possibly of all time) passed away so suddenly. Eddie Guerrero was an exciting, charismatic and extremely talented wrestler that always made WWE programming worth watching. I've seen Eddie wrestle at many live events as well throughout the years. I could always rely on Eddie to be a highlight and standout whenever he wrestled and consistently looked forward to one of his usual entertaining promos. Eddie Guerrero's untimely death is very tragic and a huge loss not only for wrestling in general but, for the fans as well. Eddie will be greatly missed.
Just got home from work and heard the news - Latino Heat is no more. As a UK fan with limited access to WWE and WCW at one point, getting to see Eddie was a rare treat and one I thoroughly appreciated - even when some nights I could watch WWE and see him on Raw, then flick channels and see him on Nitro as WCW was always a few weeks behind.
How ironic that a man entering the prime of his life after beating his demons is now cruelly snatched away. 4 years clean and a wonderful wife and 3 daughters, Eddie had so much to be proud of and so much to live for...... too soon has he been taken away, and if we all feel pain at his loss then I weep to imagine the pain his family must be going through. Goodbye Latino Heat, you may have lied, cheated and stolen - but at least you were honest about it. RIP to one of 'the good guys'.
Here's a few great Eddie moments in my mind:
* Royal Rumble 2005, stealing Ric Flair number & wallet
* The great ladder matches he had with RVD for the IC Title
* The feuds with Kurt Angle, always entertaining
* Beating Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at No Way Out 2004
* Beating Kurt Angle to retain the title at WrestleMania XX after Kurt went for the Angle Lock & ended up pulling off Eddie's boot
* the low riders he drove for his entrence
* The moment at WrestleMania XX with him & Benoit after Benoit had won the title
* The great matches Guerrero had with Chris Jericho in WCW
* Eddie winning the ECW TV Title
* Latino Heat with Chyna
* Eddie lying in matches like what he did with Mr. Kennedy on Friday. Hitting the chair against the mat & then tossing it whomever & pretending he was hit by the chair.
* Cage match with Rey Mysterio
* winning the WWE Tag titles with Chavo
* the recent stuff with Batista & Eddie turning a new leaf
& I could go on & on about memories of Eddie
Rest in Peace, you were way too young & will be missed greatly
LATINO HEAT WILL BURN FOREVER
As a wrestling fan of 15+ years, I've seen many come and go, but with the sad and tragic passing of Eddie Guerrero, has left me with tears in my eyes.
Eddie, I had the honour of seeing you wrestle live, while on your recent trips to Australia. Your in ring skills left me breathless, your showmanship was out of this world. At only 38 years of age, you have been taken away from us way to soon.
Neither RAW or Smackdown will be the same with you Eddie.
Missing you already.
The fire & determination that was "LATINO HEAT" will always burn in the heart of this Wrestling fan.
Thank- you for a life time of brilliant memories.
"Viva La Raza"
Michael Tarascio, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
It's hard to write this. I'm just moved by all the love that surrounds Eddie. All the amazing letters show how he has gained respect and great appreciation by fans and viewers. It truly is a great loss. I still remember watching him for the first time in 2000 in Peru. I saw him fighting on Wrestlemania against Chyna in that year and he was so funny and entertaining. He had something in his eyes that made you want to see more of him. I had always wanted to meet him because i knew that he would be friendly, and that we would start speaking in Spanish becoming the most exciting day of my life. Then I moved to Canada last year and I knew I would have more chance to see him perform. Sadly, I didn't get to. However, I did get to see him gained the WWE championship, and then kept it on Wreslemania 2004. I remember that I cried when he went to congratulate Chris Benoit because he had also won the Heavyweight Championship. That moment showed me that he is a true friend who values people (like Chris Benoit) that have shared this ride of wrestling with him. Although I never got to meet him, I feel proud to have watched him become one of the top wrestlers of our time. My prayers are on his wife, his beautiful girls and his friends. I will always miss the one and only Latino Heat.
It's so sad to see another terrific professional wrestler be taken away from us way before his time. It just comes to show how special professional wrestling is to some of its dedicated fans. Many of us on this site and around the world have grown up watching Eddie Guerrero and it's such a hard loss to see someone who had so much talent and ability pass so soon. My memories of Eddie go back to the early ECW days when he and Dean Malenko would absolutely tear the house down. I followed Eddie through ECW and into WCW and finally to the WWE where he reached the pinnacle of his career. The biggest step to take as a professional wrestler is become the world champion and Eddie accomplished that goal which we will always remember him by. It'll be hard to watch Smackdown now because Eddie has basically been Smackdown all year. He had the best storyline with Rey over Dominick on Smackdown and had just recently been in a high profile feud with Batista where he was in the world title picture once again. It's a shame that just a little over a month after his 38th birthday we lost Latino Heat. I have watched his DVD numerous times before today and probably will watch it again but I highly reccomend it if you haven't already bought it. I cried several times watching it. It's just so heartfelt to watch Eddie talk about overcoming addiction and all that he went thru and came out of it. I feel that Eddie's had a hall of fame career with numerous titles over the years. I also commend TNA on their "Genesis" pay per view tonight I watched with the classy tributes made to Eddie before the show and with the Dudleys writing "eddie" on their taped wrists. We'll all miss you Eddie. Rest In Peace Homes.
Prayers To The Guerrero Family.
I still remember watchin Smackdown on Thursday (which is actually Friday Nite Smackdown, but in an early time), it was when there were the qualifying matches to the Survivor Series. Eddie and his sneaky tricks, quite an impressive guy. Haha. He won, and qualified. I was so happy about this guy. I also remember his friendship with the Animal, Batista. Great amigos. Those memories will never be forgotten. from his 3 amigoes to his low-riders. Eddie Guerrero will alwayz be in our hearts.
Well what can I say. Another wrestling legend has been taken well before his time. A man that has overcome his demons & still managed to live his dreams. Eddie thank you. I followed you career through your ECW/WCW & WWE days. Thank you for years of entertainment. It was an honor to see you live at Wrestlemania & seeing you win the title. It was an honor to see you live at Perth sitting front row at passport to Smackdown to see you in action. Also at other show in Australia. Thank you for the pic. I will always look back & smile each time I look at it. Remembering the matches you have had the talent you shared with the world also the good & the bad times of your life. Got the call at 5am Western Aus time. Wish that call never came.
Thank you Eddie. thank you for the memories.
You will never be forgotten.
RIP Viva La Raza!
Karene Ferguson, Bunbury, Western Australia
What a sad and painful day for wrestling and its fans..... I remember first watching him in WCW, first during matches with the lightweight division, then winning championships from heavyweights and super heavyweights. He was truly a great champion inside and outside the ring. I was fortunate to receive a high five from him when he entered and left the ring in both San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Even though his gimmick was that of "heel" during both of those appearances, he was truly loved by the SF Bay Area fans and everyone who followed his short, but successful career. My condolences go out to the Guerrero Family, his brothers, nephew Chavo Jr., WWE management and his co-workers and friends. The World truly has lost an extremely talented and genuine human being. God bless you, Eddie, and rest in peace. We will once again see you in action inside the pearly gates to entertain us after we leave this life.
Mike B. Magbaleta, Foster City, California
If you're out there somewhere, thanks for the memories and I'll miss you.
Nick from Indiana
I am big fan of WWE Wrestling, I heard about Eddie was passing away on Sunday. It's very sad, my condolence and prayers go to Eddie's family. Hopefully, Eddie will find peace and more entertaining life after dead in heaven. Lord will be with him and keep his spirit running wild.
Anywhere my prayers go out to the family and will remembered Eddie forever......
Fan, Txawj Txeeg Vaaj - Hmong Nationality
When I heard about it, I did not believe it. However, when I saw the headline on wwe.com, my heart sank. Eddie Guerrero's passing is a huge loss for the world, not just for wrestling. He was the definition a person who reformed himself after battling the demons of drugs and alcohol. Eddie showed the real definiton of battling adversity and beating the odds to become one of the greats. Nobody thought he would be world heavyweight champion but he proved them wrong. Years before that, nobody thought he could get his life back together, he proved them wrong. He made up for everything and more, which is the reason that he is going to be missed. He made me laugh, frown, and sometimes cry. As a seventeen year old, I grew up watching him from the cruiseweight division in WCW to being WWE Champion in WWE. I will always remember the life and legacy of Eddie Guerrero.
R.I.P. EDDIE GUERRERO 1967-2005
Jeff Tillery, New Jersey
Oh Eddie how I will miss your latino heat. I still refuse to believe it. It doesn't seem possible you were loved by so many fans and nothing nor no one could replace you. Nothing can describe how I feel that you have now passed. When you and Rey Rey had that fight I was gutted but now that you were yourself in the last few weeks I have had even more respect and loyalty for you. Your greatest moment I will remember is you winning the title at Wrestlemania XX, I got chills from seeing your kneel in glory. I had the pleasure of meeting you in Australia Adelaide for the Wrestlemania Revenge tour, I loved the show as well, especially when you were up to your old tricks on Kurt Angle and his costume. You always kept entertainment in the business and your cheating ways were the highlights of every week. my deepest sympathy to your family and may you rest in peace my LATINO HEAT
LOVE ALWAYS, Shannen from Adelaide Australia xxoxx
I met Eddie Guerrero back in Houston at WrestleMania X7. My brother and I were in a nightclub on the outskirts of downotown Houston called "City Limits", and I ran into Eddie in the men's room. I didn't say anything while we were in there, but when I left the room I grabbed my brother and we both approached Eddie and introduced ourselves and told him how we were big fans of his and of the WWE (at the time, the WWF). He was incredibly gracious and shook our hands, thanking us for coming all the way from Canada to see the event. I still have fond memories of our trip to Houston for 'Mania, but that one stands out. A tremendous man who overcame a ton of adversity and a tremendous performer. Thank you, Eddie. You will be missed and God bless you.
Mike Vardy, Victoria, BC
My son wanted an autograph of Eddie Guerrero but when asked, Eddie signed one for each member of our family. Eddie inspired me when I'm having struggles with my battle with Parkinson's Disease at 33 years old. Life sucks but Eddie gave me hope that the next day would be a better one. Our family will keep the Guerrero Family in our prayers.
In Christ, John, Becky, Johnny, Dale Horsley
It would be in Spanish, this would be: Mi hijo quiso un autógrafo de Eddie Guerrero pero cuando preguntado, Eddie firmó uno para cada miembro de nuestra familia. Eddie me inspiró cuando tengo las luchas con mi batalla con la Enfermedad de la parálisis agitante en de 33 años de edad. La vida chupa pero Eddie me dio espero que eso sea al día siguiente un mejor uno. Nuestra familia mantendrá la Familia de Guerrero en nuestras oraciones.
En Cristo, John, Becky, Johnny, Dale Horsley
Hello, my name is Cheryl and I live in Detroit, Michigan. I have been a wrestling fan since I was 6 years old I am now 43 thanks to my loving and departed grandfather John Reed. I would like to give my condolences to the entire Guerrero family, WWE, and fans. Eddie was a phenomenal wrestler and athlete, I will miss everything about him. I am most proud of how Eddie came out and publicly recounted all of the things he was not proud of. I hope that this will help others in the sports world and their fans to respect and love themselves no matter what. My son who is 13 years old, my mother who is 69 years old, my brother who is 42, we are all great wrestling fans and we will all miss you EDDIE. May God bless Eddie and his family.
Eddie Guerrero was what a wrestler should be, dedicated and a true professional. He gave all he had to the business some times with a great cost, which he paid. He will be forever missed and in my heart he will always be honored.
Via Con Dios Eddie
Eddie Guerrero left this world far too soon. He was one of my favorite wrestlers and being of Mexican-American decent, I really cheered him on. I loved the way he played up the stereotypical version of the Mexican American. I loved the lowered cars. The mantra, "They lie, they steal, they cheat!" always had me rolling with laughter because it played on the biased view of Mexican Americans and by doing this, Eddie was laughing at everyone who believed this to be a true characterization of an entire race of people made up of individuals. He made it big in wrestling and no too many do, proving his dedication and determination. I loved Eddie Guerrero and will miss him very much. I send the best to his wife, children, and family.
Sincerely, Lisa Velarde Muro
When you spend so many years watching wrestlers like Eddie Guerrero week after week you can?t help but to take a loss of this magnitude very personally. For this reason I want to express my deepest sympathy not only to Eddie?s family and friends but to all of his fans worldwide who are also feeling this great loss and are uniting in his memory. Vaya con Dios Eddie Guerrero, From the bottom of my heart, Sarah Lamberton, Melbourne Australia
I still can't beleive this, I read the headlines, "Eddie Guerrero funeral." I thought it was just some other WWE Summerslam angle, until i check five different websites and finally saw it was true. Yesterday Sunday, which was when Eddie died, I was playing the WWE Smackdown game and was using Eddie against Brock, and Brock kept beating my ass, and I was like why did they have to make Brock so strong when Eddie got more skills, anyway, I guess that was like my dedication to him yesterday which I had no idea I was gonna get this bad news on Monday morning, Eddie u are one of the best and thank God u won that WWE title before u passed, your memories will go and thanks for the classics you gave us. r.i.p.
Eddie was truly and honestly a hero of mine. I am 16 years old and I just got into wrestling a year ago. The first time I saw Eddie come out he drove out in his lowrider and everyone was chanting "EDDIE EDDIE". I don't remember his apponent but that doesn't matter. Eddie beat the crap out of him. When he hit the frogsplash I freaked out I said that was the best move ever. Man when Eddie and Rey Mysterio won the WWE Tag Team Championship I was cheering for Eddie for the next week. Eddie was my hero and I want his wife and kids to know that their Eddie has truly touched my heart.
Eddie you will be missed always and forever "Viva La Raza!!!"
All I can say is there probably won't be another entertainer in the WWE that will be able to make me laugh and enjoy his amazing wrestling ability. The WWE has just endured a great loss. R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero, U will ALWAYS be my favourite. and your legacy will live on forever.
Regards, Gary, Vancouver B.C. (Viva la raza!)
Too tragic, too soon. We'll miss you Eddie !!
Thank You, Blair Nolan
I will never forget Guerrero e "la raza" he was so genuine, like a gladiator. Now one should die at the age of 38 leaving a wife and two daughters. He was so entertaining the wrestling will miss him.
by Rinaldo Sidoli, Rome - Italy
From the moment I saw the headline at SLAM! of Eddie being found, I haven't been able to comprehend it. Fans of wrestling, real fans react the same way when a wrestler dies as when one of their own family members dies. They ask why, they remember wonderful memories. I can't put into words how I feel because I'm numb. I never saw Eddie in person but just watching him on Smackdown two days ago and learning of his death tonight it...its something that hits you and there's just no words.
My favorite memory of Eddie is when he would play possum, just like last Friday against Ken Kennedy. He got that gleam in his eye that said he was going to do something sneaky. The sparkle in his eyes at the thought of pulling one over on Kennedy and the ref made me smile. He will be remembered for being a great wrestler, a man who fought back from personal demons that anyone else may not have been able to defeat.
Latino Heat will live on forever in our memories but there will never be another Eddie Guerrero. The world of wrestling has been changed again. Too young, too soon. Adios mio.
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