During the 1990s and early 2000s, Eduardo “Eddie” Guerrero was one of the biggest names in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Eddie was the second generation of the famous Mexican-American Guerrero wrestling family.
He started out as a professional wrestler in Mexico and Japan before coming to America. He was called “Latino Heat” because of how hard he worked to win every match in the ring.
Guerrero had just won the WWE World Championship at the “2004 No Way Out” event and was about to win another world title when he died too soon.
Eddie Guerrero was a famous wrestler in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Eddie Guerrero was born to fight in the ring. Eddie, also known as Latino Heat, was the most famous member of a large wrestling family. He was the son of Lucha Libre creator Gory Guerrero and the father of pro wrestler Shaul Guerrero.
In the 1990s, he got his start in Mexico and Japan. After that, he worked for ECW and WCW. But when he moved to WWF/WWE, he became a well-known name.
During his time in WWE, Guerrero won five titles. Their best win was at No Way Out 2004 when he beat the champion, Brock Lesnar. Check out the close game below:
When Did Eddie Guerrero Die?
On November 13, 2005, Guerrero was found unresponsive in a Minneapolis Marriott hotel room. He died the next day. Since he was only 38 years old when he died, many of his fans want to know the real reason why he died.
Some people think he overdosed on drugs, while others wonder if he had gone back to drinking. (In 2001, he was kicked out of the WWF because he had a disease.)
No matter why the loss was a big blow to the wrestling world. Guerrero was a wrestler that other wrestlers looked up to, and many of them praised his legacy.
WWE.com said that he was one of the best technical wrestlers ever. And in 2017, Kurt Angle said that he was one of the three best wrestlers ever.
Angle said on the Talk is Jericho podcast, “As good as he was in 2004 and 2005, he had to be 10 times better back then.” “That blows my mind.
I mean, he could have been the best of all time, because he was still in the top three when I wrestled him, so Eddie had everything. He was so funny, and he also knew how to do everything right. He got it because he was such a good wrestler.
Most people believe that Guerrero’s heart failure was caused by his past drug use and alcoholism.
Even though Guerrero had been clean for four years when he died, it is thought that his past drug use and use of anabolic steroids may have caused his heart problems. Also, the autopsy showed that Guerrero’s organs were bigger than usual, which is a side effect of using growth hormones.
Vickie Guerrero, the wrestler’s wife and also a wrestling personality and manager, said that his death was caused by his “aggressive workout regimen” and the fact that he was an alcoholic and used drugs.
In an episode of the podcast “The Talk is Jericho,” she talked about Guerrero’s addiction to painkillers after his car accident in 1999. She said: “When guys got hurt, they took pills instead of missing work, which I thought was normal at first.
Eddie was just trying to hide his injuries, so I thought everything was fine. Then I realized I was driving him everywhere. I was picking him up because he was too sick to do anything else. But in the ring, he would turn on his lights. He was good at what he did, but when he got home, things were a mess.”
In 2001, Guerrero’s drinking got worse to the point that the WWE gave him a choice: go to rehab or be kicked off the show. So, he went to rehab the same year to get over his drug addiction.
But Guerrero got into an accident while driving drunk on November 9, just a few months after he got out of rehab. Because of this, the WWE immediately ended his contract.
Still, he stopped drinking for good in 2002 and went back to WWE, where he and Chavo Guerrero formed the wrestling team “Los Guerreros.”
Eddie Guerrero Wife
Number 4, Vickie Guerrero, wife of the late Eddie Guerrero, mother of Shaul Guerrero, she began her career at WWE where she managed successful people like Edge, Dolph Ziggler, LayCool, among others, she was also the SD GM, now she’s managing Nyla Rose at AEW pic.twitter.com/E9yDDb6lrk
— Frank G Torres (@Frajagator) April 9, 2021
Eddie Guerrero’s wife’s name is Vickie Guerrero. On April 24, 1990, he got married to her. He had two daughters. Shaul Marie Guerrero and Sherilyn Amber Guerrero are the names of two of them.
During Eddie’s first wrestling match, he meets Vickie and falls in love with her. Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Dean Malenko, and Rey Mysterio are all good friends of Eddie’s. His wife and friends miss him a lot after his sudden death.
He won the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in 1986, Asistencia Asesora y Administración in 1992, New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 1992, World Championship Wrestling in 1989, and Latino World Order and Filthy Animals in 1998.