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RIP: Eddie Guerrero

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WWE wrestler Eddie Guerrero died unexpectedly earlier today, he was 38 years old. At this point it is not known what caused his untimely passing, but it is believed to had been heart failure. He was found in the bathroom of his hotel room, with a toothbrush still in his mouth.

It is a sad day for wrestling fans, Eddie was a true highlight of the sports entertainment industry. He is a man who fought demons for years, including drugs and alcohol. He lost his family because of his problems, but he got himself on the right track, defeating the demons and regaining his family.

I first saw Eddie in the late 1990’s, as I was getting back into being a wrestling fan. He was with WCW, and I did not pay him much mind. I was always entertained by his skill and ever present mullet, but it was not until he jumped to the WWE in, I believe 1999, that I started to notice him. His tenure with the WWE was marked with tragedy and triumph. He had put on some great matches, but his drug problems caught up with him and was fired by the WWE.

He entered rehab, got himself clean and won his job back with the WWE. Since that time he had been a big part of WWE: Smackdown‘s success. His success culminating with his Championship title reign in 2004. He may not have been the champion this year, but he was part of a number of high profile story lines, including those with Rey Mysterio and currently with the reigning champion, Batista.

Eddie comes from a long line of wrestlers, dating back decades. His nephew, Chavo Guerrero is also on the WWE roster (currently using the moniker of Kerwin White). He was skilled at the high flying luchadore style, as well as being a fine technician and brawler. In 2002-2003 he was at the core of a group dubbed by the internet wrestling community as the Smackdown Six, along with Chavo, Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, and Edge. Together they put on great matches in just about every combination.

The wrestling community has lost a great personality and talent in Eddie Guerrero. I did not know him personally, but all I have read about him has indicated a good man. While, not without his demons, strove to improve himself, overcoming the obstacles placed before him.

His career lasted 18 years, and he has cemented his place in wrestling history. His final televised match was Friday November 11,2005 where he faced, and defeated, Mr. Kennedy.

My prayers and best wishes go out to Eddie Guerrero’s family and friends in their time of loss.

The WWE taped a Supershow (Raw and Smackdown on the same night) tonight. Both shows are a tribute to Eddie. There will be no storyline advancement, it will be dedicated to in ring wrestling and personal tributes to Eddie.

Eddie, you will be missed.

You can read more at WWE.com, which also features photo galleries and video clips of Eddie in action.
ed: JH

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  • Mary K. Williams

    I wish I heard this yesterday; I think my sons are going to be pretty upset. I never followed professional wrestling – not until the kids started watching WWE’s Smackdown and Raw. We even took them to Raw’s Backlash last June – and it was a lot of fun.

    This will be a tough loss for the WWE.

  • Sabrina

    I am in complete shock right now. It is sad when the older wrestlers pass away, but not quite as shocking as with an active member and major part of the storylines. I was just at No Mercy, in the front row and when Eddie came out and stood on the ring post in front of me, the crowd was shouting his name and I was close enogh to see in his eyes. It was like he felt all that we were shouting for him and a soft look that said thank you and I love you guys too. Of course, when that bell rang it was done and “Latino Heat” went to work. I will miss his matches, his spirit, and that shake when he entered the ring. Thanks Eddie for entertaining me, and God Bless you.

  • http://brownpride Bruce Martinez

    rest in peace homes lot of love ese…..

  • http://brownpride L.A fans

    rest in peace ese youll be missed by all of us down in East Los Angeles fare well get your sleep……

  • http://whitePride Brett Cain

    you were a great wrestler actually my favorite rest in peace…

  • dawn

    it like a dream it does not seem the same i just can not belive that he is gone he left beutiful kis behind rip eddie

  • hayley

    i will never forget eddie. I saw him in No Mercy and i was cheering so hard for him. He will always be in my heart. I didn’t think this day would come so soon. I guess we take great things for granted until they’re gone. R.I.P. Eddie. we all miss you here in texas.

  • eddie was the greatest

    r.i.p homes you will be sadly missed

  • leroy

    im going to miss my papi eddie guerrero

  • shada

    i luv eddie he was sosexy sssssyyyyyyyyyyykkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiffany

    WE LUV U EDDIE AND WE WILL ALWAYS MISS U. MUCH LUV & RESPECT GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS & FANS.XOXO

  • FEZ

    EDDIE GUERRERO i will miss you homes
    RIP AMIGOS

  • adri

    It has been around a week since Eddie passed away and I still cant get over it. Even though i didnt know him i will miss him alot.It wont be the same with out EDDIE. Peace Eddie. You will be missed. Your family and friends are in my prayers. Te Quiero Mucho!!!!

  • http://malta shaun paul

    R.I.P. Eddie I realy miss you

  • Danielle D

    I was very shocked when I heard Eddie had passed away, he was one of my favorite wrestlers, he always made me laugh and even when his when he was booed I was still on his side and cheering for him, I wish his family especially his wife Viki the best, Im trully deeply sorry. I cried my self to sleep that night, I’ll never forget him, I still get teary eyed hearing his name or seeing his face, GOD I wish he was still hear, but as Chavo said, He would want the show to go on… but I don’t think I could ever get over this horrible saddened event, EDDIE I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW, WE ALL MISS YOU VERY VERY! MUCH DOWN HERE… WE LOVE YOU, AND REST IN PEACE…. VIVA LA RAZA!!!!!!!! YOUR LATINO HEAT WILL CONTINUE TO BURN FOREVER, YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS, AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN HOW PRAYS, GOD BLESS…. yo el amor ud. muy mucho el eddie

  • http://fipci Tyrone Zerafa

    Edie we all missed you. You was the most entertaing wrestler in the world we all loved you la rassa. Rest in piece RIP. your death was like a death in our family. I cant belive that eddie died

  • Alay

    I am really going to miss Eddie. A crowd pleaser and entertainer, he is really what the business is all about. Thank You Eddie for treating us. I love and miss you

  • elijah tristan

    viva la raza!!!

  • Jonathan

    Eddie Guererro we will miss your Latino Heat and
    your smile.

  • http://Decemer10/Saturday Isabel

    you will always live in our hearts Eddie “I’m Your Papi”

  • kazami

    your my PAPI amigos.

  • Faisal

    R.I.P eddie u will be missed we all luved u

  • http://;p vitaras

    We miss u Edie!!!why u dead ;[[[[[[[[[[[

  • amber dorman

    i will miss you eddie so mush homes i love you

  • amber dorman

    i bet rey mysterio and batista msses you rey mysterio if you see this just to tell you and batista im your #1 fan i love you to nand tell batista that i love him to.

    PS. write bace please but i do miss eddie gurrerio when i found out that eddie gurrerio died i cryed i will never forget i love you eddie
    I am 14 years old just to tell you my number is [Deleted. It’s not a good idea to post contact info. Comments Editor.] just to tell you batista and rey mysterio.

  • Eddie & Linda Rivera

    Me and my brother will never forget the greatest wrestler there is. Latino heat will live on forever and forever. I feel so sorry for Vickie and the three kids, but Eddie is sitting next to God and is watching over all of us.Me and my brother will never forget Eddie Guerreo. LATINO HEAT !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William Huggins

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was the best wrestler in the history of WWE. He was the most loving person in that business. He will never be forgetten.

  • anthony

    viva la raza 4 ever kernal

  • Rodrigo

    We Miss You a Lot Eddie!
    Viva la Raza!!!!! 4 Ever!!!

    Eddie 4 Hall of Fame 2006!

  • http://polo jesus salinas

    we will miss you homes

  • http://polo jesus salinas

    we will miss you eddie guerrero and rip in heaven and i know that your happy of what you’ve done

  • deanna

    let the lord bless u and we love you

  • dj

    eddie u r the best and always will be in my heart let the lord bless u viva la raza

  • http://January30,2006 Andrew

    Eddie you were like a long lost brother we had everything in common. I don’t know how I can go on knowing that I will never again turn on the t.v. and see you perform. R.I.P ese. Viva La Raza. It is a sad loss for WWE. Their will never be another Eddie Guerro. Lots of love for ya. I’ll miss you.

  • nesrin

    i miss you eddie

  • melina

    eddie we miss you and i love you viva la raza in memory eddie guerrero r,i,p

  • Chris B

    Eddie guerrero was da best wwe superstar ever, when he died i was so shocked but at least he is heaven with… VIVA LA RAZA …..

  • Chris B again

    In loving memory of eddie guerrero. …LATINO HEAT….. …..VIVA LA RAZA……..

  • Travis Stevens

    R.I.P. Eddie!! will never forget you and all that you’ve done! your legacy will live on. VIVA LA RAZA…

  • IBRAHIM

    RIP EDDIE WE REALLY MISS YOU ALOT U WERE A VERY FUNNY MAN

  • http://NICE IBRAHIM

    EDDIE U WERE A VERY GOOD AND FUNNY MAN WE REALLY MISS U U WERE A GOOD SUPER STAR EDDIE U R A VERY FUNNY MAN SO IM HAPPY U R IN THE 2006 HALL OF FAME

  • marie odonnell

    eddie guerrero was a brilliant superstar when he passed away it was shocking. i wil never forget eddie guerrero.

  • r.i.p

    eddie you were a class wrestler. bye

  • marie odonnell

    viva la raza

  • Brian Andrew Doogan

    viva la raza homes see u in heaven luv u and hope ur going to be the best up there tooooo

  • http://41106 oscar cruz

    porqueeeeeeeeeeeeee porqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eddie vive p[or siempre viva la raza
    orale

  • Ryan McIntyre

    Its been a few months since u died now homes but a really think its just sunk in. I miss u so much and although I have never met u I miss u being on my tv screen every Friday night. U are the gratest. U were the greatest. And u will always be the greatest.

    VIVA LA RAZA WE WILL MEET SOMEDAy

  • Daisy Cruz

    “Eddie Guerrero”
    Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes
    REST IN PEACE
    Latino Heat
    October 9,1967-November 13,2005
    U Will Always Be In Our Hearts.
    QUE VIVA LA RAZA!!!!!!!

  • Daisy Cruz

    But I know that Eddie is looking down at us.And he is proud of Rey Mysterio 4 winning the world heavy weight championship I think that was greatful of Rey dedicating the championship 2 Eddie.I send my prayers 2 his family,friends, and fans.

  • Brandon Mora

    Eddie I love you and I miss you and you will never be forgotten VIVA LA RAZA for ever

  • Brandon Mora

    Eddie I just want you to know that every single one of us will miss you.I know that your in heaven and your Looking down on us.We love you Eddie.VIVA LA RAZA homes!!!!

  • http://4/28/06 Martin Flores

    Eddie Guerrero you were my favorite wrestler and even though you are dead you will always be my favorite wrestler.We will all mis you forever. VIVA LA RAZA HOMES!!!!!!!!!

  • http://April,282006 Martin Flores

    Eddie Guerrero you were my favorite wrestler and even though you are dead you will always be my favorite wrestler.We will all mis you forever. When I heared the news at school I was shocked and I couldn’t belive it.But you will always be in our mind.We are all sure you went to heaven because you were a good man.I also went to go seeyou live 2 times.It was at the 2005 Royal Rumbel and Friday night SmackDown two weeks before you died at LA Staples Center.So now Ill let you rest in peace and we will always remember the words you used to say VIVA LA RAZA HOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin godfrey

    Eddie Guerrero you are still the greatest wresler ever I will miss you very much I hope you get to meet my best friend Jesse in heaven me and him are your biggest fans in the world Jesse died 11 months before you Thank you for being a part of our life your biggest fan kevin P.S You are my biggest fan VIVA LA RAZA HOMES EDDIE!EDDIE!EDDIE!EDDIE!EDDIE!EDDIE!

  • Kevin Godfrey

    above this one I wrote YOU ARE MY BIGGEST FAN scrach that I’m sorry

  • dillon bear

    eddie you were a great wrestler everyone will miss you R.i.p.

  • dillon bear

    i wish you were still alive because you are a great intertainer

  • nicole

    Guerrero family lost one but Heaven Gained another angel

    rip Edddie guerrero we love you and miss you everyday

  • fabian

    eddie was my favorite superstar.i wuold always remember him and would pray thet he is in a better place.rip eddie.we love you.viva la raza.

  • http://BRANCH DUSTIN

    WE ALL MISS THE GREAT LATE EDDIE Guerrero WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST WREASTLER OF ALL TIME HE BEAT ALL THE WREASTLERS HE FIGHTS

  • Carlos

    Eddie Guerrero will always be one the best in my eyes and the loss of him broke me in two and I just wanted to say. I will always remember you no matter what and your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace and may you and God protect your family with spiritual guidance. You were and will always be one of the best. My prayers go out to you and your family. Much Love for a truelly talented Latino wrestler. We will miss you. Viva La Raza y Vive tu familia

  • alma

    u had a gift homes and that gift was to be famouse and to be loved by ur fanz

    LATINO HEAT ,VIVA LA RAZA,

  • alma

    RESPECT LOVE PEACE R.I.P

    EDDIE GUERRERO 4 LYF LIVE IN HEAVAN TO

  • aj

    EDDIE WE MISS U EDDIE,MAY GOD BLESS U R.I.P. EDUARDO GUERRERO VIVA LA RAZA.

  • alma

    eddie guerrero is the best and he proved to all tha wrestlers that he was the best and he showed rey and chavo latino love frog splash 4 lyf

    LATINO HEAT 4 EVER

  • Elizabeth Mendez

    HEY EDDIE HEY HOMES I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR ME BECAUSE I KNOW THAT RIGHT KNOW YOUR WITH JESUS IN THE LOAD RIDER EDDIE I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AND BELIVE ME YOU STILL DO SOMETIMES I WONDER WHY COULD IT HAVE BEEN ME I NEVER MET YOU BUT BELIVE ME YOU A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE YOU WERE LIKE A BROTHER TO ME AND YOU STILL ARE AND IT HURTS TO KNOW THAT NOW I WILL NEVER GET THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU SINCE YOU ARE GONE AND I WILL TELL YIU THIS IF I HAD BEEN THERE AT THE TIME YOU WENT AWAYT FROM US BELIVE ME I WOULD HAVE GIVEN MY LIFE TO YOU BECAUSE YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME AND YOU STILL DO I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT I’LL DO WITH THE TIME. REST IN PEACE AND WE WILL ALL MISS YOU.EDDIE GUERRERO WE LOVE AND NEED YOU BACK HERE AGAIN WITHOUT THE WORLD IS A DIFFRENT PLACES AND PLEASE TAKE CARE MAN WE LOVE U.

  • jose tijerina

    latino heat will live for ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jerry

    why why why !!!!! i miss you eddie viva la raza

  • Jason.Maldonado

    I love you eddie garrerio come back pleas

  • http://gmjfk jerry

    latino heat will live for ever viva la raza !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sandra payne

    Eddie I will miss u, And i will allways miss u. eddie u was my favorite wrestier.And ever though u gone to rest u allways be remember by me and people who also love u.

  • Cristina Esmeralda Jauregui

    I MISS YOU A LOT WHIS I COUD OF SEE YOU IN PRSON

  • Dondre

    R.I.P Eddie Guerrero, I’m your Papi. I’ll miss you

  • amalia

    eddie we will mis you i allways think of you and you’ll allways be in my heart and other poeple’s heart rey mysterio and batista plus your family miss you as well r.i.p eddie guerrero ill never forget you i promis. :(

  • amalia

    eddie i miss you saying via larsa and i miss the way you smile. i love you so much that ill have some thing on my msn nick name that ses (r.i.p eddie ill miss you. mwa love you eddie guerrero love you allways. :(

  • derek

    homes you were da best there was the best there is and the best there ever will be you are my favoite wrestler eddie ill miss u rip viva la raza

  • Andrew Chavez

    Eddie you were the best wrestler I share my feelings for you everyday I loved your book when and no matter where I go I promise I will never forget you take care of yourself homes. VIVA LA RAZA.

  • Eddie Godsell

    Eddie was my hero and he had the same innisials as me and i feel blessed because of that.Eddie Guerro rest in piece.

  • http://WWE Renju

    HEY AMIGO VIVA LA RAZZZZA
    I REALLY MISS U ON UR DEATH
    ALL THE SMACKDOWN WILL MISS U
    ESPECIALLY WE HAVE SEEN CHAVO
    DEFEATING REY FROM UR WIFE VIKKI
    TO INTERJECT HERSELF AND COST REY TO
    LOOSE AMINGO I PRMOISE REY WILL DO AT NO MERCY
    AGANIST CHAVO ON A SOLID STEEL CAGE WITH NO DQ
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN BRO THERES NOTHING CAN STOP U

  • #1fan Brandy Still

    Inever saw Eddie before but he is my favorite wrestler on wwe Smackdownn. I miss him. Do you still miss him as well? I always wanted to see him back stage but I couldn’t it costs way too much. [PERSONAL INFO DELETED – PLEASE DO NOT POST PERSONAL INFORMATION HERE – IT’S NOT A SAFE PRACTICE, AND IT WILL BE DELETED]

  • http://CABRA-FOB-GURL.bebo.com SITA

    R.I.P EDDIE GUERRERO
    MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE….
    AH STILL KANT BALEAVE DAT UR DEAD….
    GOD TOOK U TOO SOON
    BT AH GUESS HE CHOSE U TA BE WUN OV HIZ ANGELZ AZ UR FAMILYZ GUIDENCE

    R.I.P BRO UR NEVA FORGOTTEN

  • Maria

    Eddie te extranamos, por que ahun tenias muchos fans en Juaritos.

  • Brandon Mora

    Today I Will like for Eddie to stay in Heaven.EddieI have Been Reading evrey thing about you.I’ll miss you homes.VIVA LA RAZA!!!!!!!

  • Kause

    I will always think of you

  • TOM GOUDSBLOM

    EDDIE I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU, ALWAYS IN MIND…

  • Tyler Stevens

    Eddie your my favorite superstar. My favorite match you were in is the ladder match for Domnic. Although you lost you put on a really good show. You are in my heart Latino Heat.

  • jounior

    latio for life ese!!!

  • http://april262007 jonah ramirez

    i will all ways remember u latio heat

  • http://NGUYEN ALEX

    HEY EDDIE GUERRERO I KNOW YOU GOING TO DIE FROM YOUR
    HEART YOUR FAMILY LOVE YOU VERY MUCH YOUR FRIEND
    MISSED MUCH

  • Mohammed.C

    I see you soon

  • Mohammed chaar

    Eddie you was one of my favorite wrestlers you always came out on top and you steel the show and did a lot thing that we never forget. I love you eddie and i will always miss you and thanks for everything you done. i see you soon.

  • shannon prasad

    i miss you so much eddie man
    its sucha sad thing your were my
    FAV wrestler now you gone homes
    im gonna cry ill luv you forever latino
    heat.

  • mehmo

    We will miss you eddie are in our hearts