November 14, 2005
Fans remember Eddie Guerrero - Page 5
The man who has hands down been the most consistently entertaining athlete in all of sports entertainment is gone, and he takes with him a legacy of five-star matches, top-notch promos, and the "lying, cheating and stealing" attitude that made him a superstar.
Thanks for the memories, Eddie. Thanks for the classics with Malenko back in ECW. Thanks for being part of the Radicalz invasion. Thanks for Los Guerrero with your newphew, Chavo. Thanks for the great feud with Kurt Angle. Thanks for realizing a dream with your best friend when you and Benoit held the belts after WrestleMania XX (my all-time favorite WrestleMania moment). Thanks for letting us, the fans, share your many accomplishments with you.
You will be forever missed, Eddie Guerrero ... Latino Heat ... often imitated ... but never, ever duplicated.
- Phil Curtolo
Eddie was in his prime and now he is dead. life is no fair but Eddie will be always remembered fopr being such a great wrestler.
Eddie's moments: -Eddie vs Dean Malenko 2 out of 3 falls
-Eddie vs Benoit US championship final 2003
-Eddie vs Mysterio ladder match at SS
-Eddie vs Benoit WCW 1995
orale vato loco, I lie. I cheat. I steal
I met Eddie Guerrero at an autograph party. I stood at least 3 hours or more in line. I knew that a lot of people were going to be there. When Eddie got there everyone there yelled "Eddie Eddie" and then the line started moving. When it came to my turn I went up to Eddie and he looked at me and saw my Brian Pillman shirt (which I had done myself) Eddie said that he liked my shirt. I had told him I was going to make a shirt of him but I didn't have the time to make it and he laughed. I was glad that he was really nice cause some wrestlers at autograph signings they don't always talk to the fans. I'm glad I took the time to go and meet Eddie; it's one of the memories I won't forget. I will also remember the many matches I have seen him wrestle. Eddie was one of the best wrestlers he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie's family, friends, and his many fans all over the world.
Whether he was wrestling main event at Madison Square Garden, or tearing down the ECW Arena with Dean Malenko he never gave anything less than 100% and in doing so brought joy to the countless millions who saw him perform over the years. I'm so sad to see you go Eddie.
Paul Sheridan, Glasgow, Scotland
I can't believe it, I can't realize it, I'm shocked and dug up for what happens... I was waiting him to become The New Champion this Friday... He can't leave us!!! :(
He was a great man, a wonderful talented and funny wrestler. Eddie Guerrero~°The Latino Heat°~ I miss you,you will stay in my heart, I'll never forget you..*_*===>The Latino Heat ForEver <=== *_*
My sincere condolences for his wife and daughters...
Eddie,Rest In Peace...
He was on a different level than everyone else. He truly could do it all. In ring skills like Benoit. On the mike he made Stone Cold look simple. Humor, he could have done stand up. Juice, he was up there with Flair, Funk and HHH. Workrate, he set the bar. And those facial expression, he understood the camera. Reportedly a leader loved and respected by all in the dressing room. His ability to get over as a face or a rudo was seamless. Eddie you'll be remembered and we're all better for having seen you. I only wish I could have known you
Eddie was one of my all time favorites, and without a doubt one of the best wrestlers in history. I was just watching him yesterday, and was telling my girlfriend (for the 1000th time, she says) what a great wrestler he was, and that he came from a wrestling family. Me and my father watched the Guerrero?s when I was young, and my and my son watch Eddie and Chavo now. Eddie had that certain quality that made him a standout. He was like a magnet, it was so easy to watch him, and enjoy his matches and interviews. I will never forget him winning the WWE title, nobody deserved it more. My heart goes out to the WWE wrestlers and his family. It just won?t be the same without him.
Jeff Harris, Angola
Eddie was a great wrestler indeed. We get Smackdown! on a 3 weeks delay here in Malaysia. Then I fade up and start watching Raw which which is only one day delayed. Then I started to watch Smackdown again. And see Eddie together with Batista. Then today my father (a wrestling fan decade ago), I was shocked. I will always remember you Eddie Guerrero. Your past away will change Wrestling history forever.
May your soul rest in peace , Eddie Guerrero.
I have to be honest: I'm not what you'd call a wrestling fan. But my husband watches Smackdown, and despite myself, I found myself rooting for a few people: Chris Benoit, John Cena, Rey Mysterio and, of course, Eddie Guerrero.
I'm just shocked about this, but I am glad to know that Eddie knew Jesus Christ as his Lord. That helps.
RIP, Eddie; may the Lord comfort your family in this difficult time.
Eddie Guerrero... nothing describes him better than his spirit or his "Latino Heat". I remember when both him and Chris Benoit lost their titles at SummerSlam 2004. Eddie talked about how they would both make it up the mountain someday. Well since Eddie fell off the mountain Chris Benoit should honor him by making it up twice as high.
Eddie Guerrero will be deeply missed but remember the good things that Eddie has done.
God rest your soul, Eddie
In remembrance of Eddie Guerrero, this sad news hits many of us very hard. Just an unbelievable terrible tragedy to everyone and all entertainers who know the dangers in this sport. It's getting more violent and dangerous when people are breaking bones and getting sliced open in the ring. That's not what the sport is about. If so, lets bring out the old time Gladiators again and fight till death because thats what this has really become.
Eddie got smashed in the forehead very hard with that chair the other night and anything is possible that this may have been part of the beginning of the tragedy. I will be honest that I had been an off and on fan of Eddie's as he played the good guy and then the snake that you couldn't trust. I liked him best and I think he was at his best when he was the good guy.
Is it really worth destroying you bodies over each other and being 40 years old and unable to have a day without pain? That is, if you survive nowadays.
I love the sport but this sport that has now turned into a soap opera and has bits already rehearsed is gotten old. Now we lose another athlete and sports figure that many people looked up to. It has to change, this is ridiculous. I know a lot of the wrestlers and know that they are good friends outside of the ring so this will hit them the hardest.
Just don't let your mind, or managers, make you say something bad about this that will make your heart suffer for later on. Think about that!
Jeff Dunlap, Torrington, CT
We are big fans of WWE here in the Philppines, We are blessed to have a cable network that carry WWE shows even though it's 2 weeks behind.
There were rumors of having a WWE show here in Manila, if ever this is true it will not be the same without the LATINO HEAT. We were akready thinking about wrestlemania 22, without Eddie. It's really a big loss.
There are so many memories of Eddie to sharef frog splash from the top of the steel cage, three amigos.
He is one of the wrestlers that showed fitness and originalilty, and that's what I personally liked about Eddie.
We will miss Eddie, this goes from all of the WWE fans here in the Philippines.
VIVA LA RAZA!
GB, JP AND JAYSON, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
We will miss you, Latino Heat. I'm so sorry for the Guerrero Family, and I just want you to know that he will always live in our hearts. We love him so much and there will never be one like Eddie Guerrero. So keep going because he would want his family and friends and fans to go on with their lives. I will miss him so much and I hope everyone in the world will too. So keep this in your heart and mind -- Guerrero will always live.
Yours truly, Angie
With Smackdown! airing late over here in the UK I'd often go to sleep laughing at the antics of Eddie, for the first time last night he made me cry. You've been taken too soon, your fans will miss you and maybe the heartache will fade over time, the memories of which I'm eternally grateful never will. The demons may have had you, now you're with angels.
Stuey Brown, Merseyside, England.
I am saddened to find out the news of Eddie's passing. My prayers go out to all of his family, friends, and fans. Though I've never met him I feel like I've known him for years. Which memory do I write about there has been so many!!! ECW, WCW, WWE...
How can you put into words the effect that this man has bestowed upon a lot of people. He has shown us that you can overcome obstacles thrown in life's path, just by speaking about his own obstacles and how he overcame them. Eddie had a way about him that made people better both in and out of the ring. Watching him wrestle on TV is nothing compared to seeing him do his thing live ... He was a great wrestler and an entertainer and will dearly be missed!!! Remember the times he made us laugh and remember the times he made us cry. Remember his character, charisma, craziness, the smile, the laughter, the tears, the low riders, giving 110% everytime he stepped into the ring, the shoulder shake, the frog splash ...
EDDIE GUERRERO, LATINO HEAT - THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE MEMORIES !!!!
Eddie Guerrero was one of the few wrestlers who could entertain and put on a good match. He could do a comedy match (which would geniunely make you laugh) as well as a great technical match and the only one who could do it. My brother and I saw Eddie in 2003 on a Smackdown card here in Manchester UK,it was a joy to see his lying, cheating and stealing tactics.
He has thrilled us with awesome matches with Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Ric Flair, Brock Lesnar, Dean Malenko, DDP to name a few, he has entertained us with his cheat to win/lWo gimmick, latino heat and finally his lying cheating and stealing gimmick which was the most entertaining gimmick in recent years.
Eddie's untimely death is a shock. Eddie Guerrero you will be missed. RIP Eddie Guerrero
Kit, Manchester England.
Eddie Guerrero will be truly missed. He brought so much action into the ring and his legend will live on... He gave us the license to steal..
Being born and raised in Calgary, we know a little about wrestling class and ultimately tragedy. The memory I have of Eddy was at a house show a couple of years back in the Saddledome when he was teaming with Chavo against Edge and Christian. The mini story revolved around a one-night reunion of E&C so they had the Guerreros as the heals.
It was awesome cause Eddy was playing with the crowd like he usually did, but he seemed to not be held back like he sometimes is by the TV cameras. I was in the front row right by his corner and made sure that I really gave it to him in ways of verbal assault. Most comments that were made were ignored, but I finally got a reaction from him when I asked him if Chavo was his new mama cita (in reference to his partnering with Chyna the previous year).
Eddy actually turned around, smiled, and started laughing at that comment. The rest of the match he made sure that whenever he nailed Edge or Christian on the outside by my seat, that some comment was directed in my way. Eddy had an amazing gift on including all fans in his matches and he did so that day for me. It is a skilled that is lost on today's younger wrestlers and is truly amplified by the loss of one of the wrestling world's greatest.
Eddy will be greatly missed by this true wrestling fan. Hopefully he will find the peace he deserves.
I am still in SHOCK. I cannot believe that the famous Eddie Guerrero, "Viva La Raza" is gone! I just saw him on Smackdown on Friday night with Ken Kennedy. When my friend Paula walked in this morning and asked me if I knew who died, I was like, "Who"? and when she told me the details about Eddie, my mouth dropped and I started to feel goosebumps all over my body. What a tragic thing to happen to an OUTSTANDING & AMAZING wrestler. He truly made SMACKDOWN what it is today.
Eddie is the BEST. From his commercials to his music to the 'pimped up' cars he drives into the arena. I would like to send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. May God bless them all. EDDIE GUERRERO WILL BE MISSED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN.
Sarita Ganesh, Bronx, New York
My family & I just saw Eddie in his last Bay Area appearance in the Cow Palace (San Francisco) back on Oct. 25th, 2005 ... the place absolutely ERUPTED when he came out with Batista in his Lowrider ... and before that, my son and I saw Eddie win the WWE Championship in the Cow Palace over Brock Lesner in February 2004 at No Way Out ... those memories are etched in our minds & hearts forever ... Thank you so much Eddie for the gift that you gave us as fans ... Rest in Peace.
Glenn Heinrich, San Jose, CA
I used to watch you on AAA wrestling and since then I was hooked on your ability to entertain and be exaggeratingly funny. Now that you?re gone I pray to God that your family is well and that they keep their course as you would have wanted to. I am very proud of you being Latino as well and you meant so much for us ... Que viva la raza!!!!
STEVEN GUZMAN, Chino Hills Ca.
My deepest sorrow, by no means, can be expressed. Eddie - a son, brother, father, uncle, athlete, sports entertainer, troubled soul, a found soul - where does one begin to describe one so beloved the world over.
To his family, you were there for him in good and bad, he in return will watch over you. We, his fans, have the visual memories of his growth in the wrestling world, you had his love. Time may heal wounds, but the scars remain to give us strength to carry on.
Eddie, you'll be deeply missed. Thank you for giving yourself to us to enjoy over the years.
Marilyn Kroes, Ontario, Canada
Eddie Guerrero was Mil Mascaras, Bruno Sammartino, Jack Brisco, Dory Funk, Jr., Larry Zbysko, Rick Flair, Pedro Morales, Arn Andersen, Dick the Bruiser, all rolled into one. The guts, strength, courage, guile, skill, needed to be one of the best wrestlers ever was Eddie Guerrero. And he was without a doubt one of the best entertainers in the business. I'll certainly miss seeing him perform.
How do we say goodbye, so unexpectedly, to someone we invite into our home week after week, year after year? I just watched you Friday night Eddie. That devilish grin and your in-ring antics were the highlights that we've all come to expect in one of the greatest wrestlers and entertainers of all time. If ever there was a story of someone who worked hard, overcame adversity at it's greatest and truly put their family first, it is you Eddie. How do we say goodbye? Words cannot express my goodbye. I can't thank you enough for the years of memories; for the thousands of smiles and laughs you elicited in my home; for the awesome performances and matches you put your body on the line for.
Viva La Raza, Eddie. Thank you, for a lifetime of memories. God bless you and God be with the Guerrero family. You will never be forgotten.
W. Wells, Amarillo, Texas
I was absolutely stunned last night after my sister told me Eddie was gone. I had been busy all day Sunday and didn't hear about it because I don't have the internet in my house yet. Eddie Guerrero was one of my favorite wrestlers currently in WWE and one of the very few reasons why I watched SMACKDOWN at all. Every thing that Eddie did whether wrestling or cutting a promo was always first rate. I had the pleasure of meeting him once back in February 04 at a househow here in Springfield, MO. (just one week after he'd beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title). He wrestled Kurt Angle in the main event that night in a great match, and he was one of the only guys who stayed to sign after the show. I told him how much I enjoyed his work and how much I loved his match with Lesnar at the PPV the week before. He signed my ticket stub, took a picture with me, and called me "Holmes." He was a class act, and the wrestling world has lost a truly great person, and wrestler. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during ths time.
Jeff Duff, Springfield, MO
Hi Name is Mike, and I'm a wrestling fan since 1984. Eddie Guerrero is a classy wrestler. He was one of the best technical wrestlers with the greats. My favorite match was when Eddie won his first United States Championship against DDP. And I Will never forget that moment crying like a baby Eddie won the WWE title and Benoit winning the world heavyweight title, WM20 was a true moment for Eddie. I feel saddened by the loss a great wrestler, RIP EDDIE We'll see each other again sometime.
Sincerly and Fan of Wrestling for 20 years Mike
Simply, the best of the best...we will all miss you!
I was shocked when I heard that my all time greatest wrestler had died. I am still shocked today. I will never forget the moments he spent in that ring and how much he loved his fans. I had the greatest pleasure to watch him wrestle in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He teamed up with Batista againt the Ortons. They won, of course, and at the end, they stood in the middle of the ring and DANCED inside the ring. That is the moment i will never forget. I can still see his smile and his laughter. EDDIE, YOU WILL GREATLY BE MISSED. EDDIE WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS AS YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL ALWAYZ BE MY PAPI. and to the Guererro family, you will alwayz be remembered in my prayers and may that keep you strong. Think of all the GREAT times you spent with him and GUIDE you down the road. A GUARDIAN ANGEL THAT WILL ALWAYZ BE THERE WITH YOU.....DAY AND NIGHT... luv u and will miss u EDDIE.
Lanie from ARIZONA
My sons and I have been watching Eddie for as long as we can remember. Just about everyone in South Africa is a fan of WWE although we only get to see the shows way after they happen. When the news broke today that Eddie had passed away we were all hoping that perhaps it was a 'death' like The Undertaker's and not really true. Even the teachers at my son's school stopped teaching to tell the kids the sad news.
Eddie was a great entertainer and my sons and I spent many a happy hour discussing his moves and talking about his antics. We only wish that his newfound friendship with Batista could have run its natural course ... maybe he would have been champion again. We also wish that we could have had the opportunity to watch Eddie live in action in South Africa.
Go well Latino Heat ... Viva La Raza ... Kick ass in Heaven dude!
Devon and Ian Wiggill, South Africa
Adios Eddie Guerrero, Vaya con Dios, siempre te recordaremos como el campeon que fuiste y que siempre seras, muchas gracias por tantos momentos que nos diste y por dedicar tu vida a entretenar las nuestras, eres grande eddie. Gracias por nunca negar tus raizes mexicanas y por llevarnos contigo a todas partes.
VIVA MEXICO, VIVA LA RAZZAAAA, VIVA EDDIE GUERRERO
"LATINO HEAT" DESCANSA EN PAZ
My son who is 8 is deeply sadened and really enjoyed Eddie's Character, God Bless you Eddie and your Family
Now Eddie is gone, too. Growing up in Portland, I was blessed with watching Hector in the early 60s in Portland and on TV from SF. More importantly, I was able to watch his future tag team partner, Art Barr, grow up, wrestle in high school, and become the fellow ready to join with Eddie and blow away Mexican wrestling. The AAA "When Worlds Collide" match between Los Gringos Locos and Octagon/El Hijo del Santo was an eye-opener even for someone who had seen bits and pieces of Mexican wrestling while in college in the Bay Area.
Eddie was one of a very few who became a consistent main eventer in Mexico, Japan and the U.S. Were that his only accomplishment, that would be a career worthy of most. But Eddie's ability went far beyond simply headlining cards, it went into the DETAILS of his matches, and his ability to work with grapplers of widely varying styles, whether it be "Strong American", Classic Lucha Libre, extreme/gimmick/hardcore, or American "catch-as-catch-can". More and more of today's wrestlers specialize in one or two different styles and find it hard to work with some styles; it didn't matter to Eddie, you were going to get a good match from him and his opponent no matter what.
His skills on the stick were often underutilized, simply because he could make everybody else look mediocre by comparison. He could tell the story verbally and non-verbally, just with a look, that devlish smile and eyebrow lift, or that wide-eyed "I'm being honest with you. Essa" innocence that could be real or feigned.
In short, the wrestling business has seen few individuals as accomplished in ALL facets of the game as Eddie Guerrero. Rest in peace, Essa...
Art Nelson, Austin, Texas
I give thanks to you for entertaining me, I've watch you from the beginning with Rey Mysterio until last Friday night. Never would I thought that you've would've gone and left us. Hey, things happen! You'll be greatly missed with your wicked ways in the ring and your charismatic talent on the mat... I know it was all T.V. - but you made it happen... for us... the fans!
I thank you!
Viva la Raza!
I'm very sorry to hear about what happened to Eddy. He was a great wrestler and I loved watching him wrestle. May he rest in peace and God Bless his family. He will be deeply missed.
Well even though I don't know Eddie Guerrero personally, it's still sad to hear the news that he has passed away. I was riding on the bus this morning and I head that Eduardo Guerrero has died in his hotel room this morning. Well I'm thinking, that can't be Eddie Gurrerro. Then a friends tells me in lunch "Otis, Eddie Gurrero died". I couldn't believe it. I was speechless. It's like a family member dying. It's just a sad thing. I wish the best to the Guerrero family....
There are so many Eddie moments. How about when he came down of the top rope to land a Frog Splash on Brock Lesner, and he won his first WWE Title, and when he stood proud in the ring with Chris Benoit, two of the finest World Champions ever, at WrestleMania XX.
His feud with Rey Mysterio has to be his biggest and best acheivment. He managed to get ratings and along with Rey make the whole thing beleivable.
This is a shock that will shake the world foever, I miss you Eddie, and I send my deepest condolences to Eddies whole family. Viva La Raza!
I came all the way from Dubai with my family to see you. My name is Danielle and I am seven year old girl. I saw you on June 27 in Anaheim and was so excited to finally see you in person. I stay up every Sunday night although it's a school night just to see you on TV Land. I am so sorry you didn't know that I existed.
My mommy told me today that you died. I cried so much. I couldn't believe it. I called my friends who watch you too and I told them. They were all very sad. It will be very sad to watch WWE without you. I don't if I can do it.
My mommy told me you have 3 little girls. I feel so sad for them. I will ask God to take care of them in my prayers.
God Bless you Eddie.
Bye bye forever, you are with Christ now. I will never forget you. NEVER
Danielle Johni Jabbor, Dubai - U.A.E
To the family of Eddie Guerrero no words can describe your grief right now the hurt the pain you feel inside. But Eddie is in a better place right now and you know he is now watching over you. Eddie is the only reason I watched wrestling. I loved that little evil grin he would give the camera. I never got to go and see him in the ring -- I never could afford the high dollar ticket prices they charge. But would have loved to seen him.
Maybe these words can help you get thru this: I read an old card sent many years ago during a time of turmoil and confusion in my life. The soothing words written then still caress my spirit and bring me peace. I remember who you used to be the laughter we shared and wonder what you have become. Where are you now, Where did you go, When the body is left behind and the spirit is released to fly? Perhaps you are the morning bird singing joyfully at sunrise, or the butterfly that dances so carelessly on the breeze or the rainbow of colors that brightens a stormy sky or the fingers of afternoon mist delicately reaching over the mountains or the final few rays of the setting sun lighting up the skies edging the clouds with a magical glow. I miss your being but I feel your presence, In whatever form you choose to take, however you now choose to be. Your spirit has become for me a guardian angel on high guiding, advising, and watching over me. I remember you.
You are with me and I am not afraid. I am watching over you.
VIVA LA RAZA!!!
HOLA... SOY DE MONTERREY NUEVO LEON MEXICO, TENGO 22 AÑOS Y CREO QUE ES NECESARIO QUE REALICEN UN VERDADERO HOMENAJE A UNA PERSONALIDAD Y HEROE LATINO COMO LO ES, FUE Y SERA POR SIEMPRE "EDDIE GUERRERO" QUIEN SOBRESALIO EN WWE SIENDO QUE NO ES EL TIPO DE LUCHA QUE EL SABIA Y QUE SE PRACTICA EN USA, EL ERA EXPERTO EN LLAVES Y CONTRA LLAVES, SIN ENBARGO USA SE ENAMORO CON SU ESTILO Y SIMPATIA, ASI DE SU TALENTO, TUVE LA OPORTUNIDAD DE VERLOS EN LA ARENA MONTERREY CUANDO VINIERON.
SIEMPRE ESTARAS EN NUESTROS CORAZONES EDDIE.
EDDIE GUERRERO... MI HEROE.
Manuel Eduardo Martínez Betancourt
My family has been fans of wrestling for a long time. my eight year old has about 50 wrestling figurines and absolutely loved Eddie. We all loved Eddie's ways in the ring. And we will truly miss him.
Kelly and family
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