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Another up and down Monday for WWE
HOF expands while roster wrestler shelved
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff


On the same day that WWE added another name to the Hall of Fame, its roster shrunk, temporarily.

During Monday's Raw broadcast, it was announced that Eddie Guerrero would be inducted into the Fed's Hall of Fame.

Guerrero, who passed away in 2005, was heavily rumoured to be the next name announced as part of the Class of 2006. Known to his fans as Latino Heat, or Uncle Eddie in his WCW days, Guerrero was a highly decorated and popular wrestler in North American wrestling. Guerrero is one of a select few wrestlers who have held WWE's "triple crown" of being the Heavyweight Champion, the Intercontinental Champion and a Tag Team Champion.

Prior to joining WWE with long-time friends Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn, Guerrero was a stand-out in WCW and ECW. It was in these promotions where fans in the U.S. and Canada learned what fans of lucha libre and puroresu already knew -- that Guerrero was an incredible performer. Eddie, who was born into wrestling, stood tall in carrying on the legacy of the Guerrero name.

While Guerrero was celebrated, however, a Raw superstar was placed on the injured reserve. During the Diva Battle Royal, Ashley Massaro suffered a leg injury. Following the Raw broadcast, WWE announced through their website that the 2005 Diva Search Winner, "suffered a spiral fracture of the left fibula, a non weight-bearing bone."

The injury, as noted on the Fed's website, will not require surgery, though early forecasts indicate that Massaro, "will be in a cast for four weeks," according to an article on wwe.com

The announcement and injury come on the heels of another coming-and-going Monday, as Bret Hart was announced for the WWE HOF Class of 2006 on the same day that Bob Orton Jr. was released from the Fed.

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