History Wrestling / EddieGuerrero

19th Aug '16 7:25:40 AM AnotherDuck
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->"We don't ever get caught for nothing! You know why? Because we lie!"

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->"We -->"We don't ever get caught for nothing! You know why? Because we lie!"
24th Jul '16 5:03:36 PM 313Bluestreak
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* BloodIsTheNewBlack: Taken UpToEleven at Judgment Day 2004.

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* BloodIsTheNewBlack: Taken UpToEleven at [[Wrestling/JudgmentDay Judgment Day 2004.2004]].
18th Jun '16 11:38:52 AM JamesAustin
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In November of 2005, Guerrero was closing in on another world title shot, and was scheduled to be a part of a Survivor Series Match featuring members of the ''[=SmackDown=]'' brand (which Eddie was a part of) going up against members of the ''Raw'' brand. Tragically, however, [[{{WhatCouldHaveBeen}} Guerrero died of heart failure two weeks prior to the event]]. The Monday and Friday following his death, WWE held two special tribute shows in the vein of the Wrestling/OwenHart tribute show a few years earlier, in which storylines were thrown out the window and matches were put on for the sake of tribute.

This would normally be the end of the story, but pro wrestling has a way of dragging things out well past their expiration date; [[CrossingTheLineTwice Eddie Guerrero was no different.]] Just weeks following his death, WWE began a campaign of what came to be known as "[[FanNickname Eddiesploitation]]", where Guerrero's name and legacy were used in the most tasteless ways possible - from Wrestling/RandyOrton telling Rey Mysterio that Eddie was "in hell" to Mysterio acting as if he were receiving heavenly assistance from Eddie's spirt to Eddie's widow Wrestling/VickieGuerrero becoming an on-screen character (who later grew into a surprisingly effective villainous manager/authority figure in her own right). Strangely, the "Eddiesploitation" period heavily pushed Rey Mysterio as Eddie's successor, while Chavo Guerrero was largely ignored. Website/{{WrestleCrap}} gave this exploitation its annual Gooker Award in 2006, with RD Reynolds famously stating that while it was a necessary evil due to the site's mission, the induction was "the hardest induction he'd ever had to write".

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In November of 2005, Guerrero was closing in on another world title shot, and was scheduled to be a part of a Survivor Series Match featuring members of the ''[=SmackDown=]'' brand (which Eddie was a part of) going up against members of the ''Raw'' brand. Tragically, however, [[{{WhatCouldHaveBeen}} Guerrero died of heart failure two weeks prior to the event]].event. The Monday and Friday following his death, WWE held two special tribute shows in the vein of the Wrestling/OwenHart tribute show a few years earlier, in which storylines were thrown out the window and matches were put on for the sake of tribute.

This would normally be the end of the story, but pro wrestling has a way of dragging things out well past their expiration date; [[CrossingTheLineTwice Eddie Guerrero Guerrero's name was no different.]] Just weeks following his death, WWE began a campaign of what came to be known as "[[FanNickname Eddiesploitation]]", where Guerrero's name and legacy were used in the most tasteless ways possible - from Wrestling/RandyOrton telling Rey Mysterio that Eddie was "in hell" to Mysterio acting as if he were receiving heavenly assistance from Eddie's spirt to Eddie's widow Wrestling/VickieGuerrero becoming an on-screen character (who later grew into a surprisingly effective villainous manager/authority figure in her own right). Strangely, the "Eddiesploitation" period heavily pushed Rey Mysterio as Eddie's successor, while Chavo Guerrero was largely ignored.ignored (Chavo lated revealed that he was originally offered the push, but he refused, so it went to Eddie's friend Mysterio). Website/{{WrestleCrap}} gave this exploitation its annual Gooker Award in 2006, with RD Reynolds famously stating that while it was a necessary evil due to the site's mission, the induction was "the hardest induction he'd ever had to write".



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!!! !! "Can you feel the tropes?":
27th May '16 2:04:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: His last long heel run had him noticeably bleaching his hair.
18th May '16 4:52:24 PM JamesAustin
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->''In recent years, it seems, that being a great worker relegated you to a supporting role of being used to get over some green, untalented, and undeserving lug. Eddie Guererro, in direct opposition to that scenario, became a star because he was, simply put, one of the finest in-ring performers our sport has known.''

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->''In ->''"In recent years, it seems, that being a great worker relegated you to a supporting role of being used to get over some green, untalented, and undeserving lug. Eddie Guererro, in direct opposition to that scenario, became a star because he was, simply put, one of the finest in-ring performers our sport has known.''"''
18th May '16 4:52:13 PM JamesAustin
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A member of the venerable Guerrero wrestling family, '''Eduardo Gory "Eddie" Guerrero Llanes''' (October 9, 1967 -- November 13, 2005) started out his career in childhood, as he and his nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} were allowed by his father, legendary promoter Gory Guerrero, to wrestle matches during intermissions. From there, Eddie launched into the family business headfirst.

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A member of the venerable Guerrero wrestling family, '''Eduardo Gory "Eddie" Guerrero Llanes''' (October 9, 1967 -- November 13, 2005) was a Mexican-American {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and a member of the venerable Guerrero wrestling family. He started out his career in childhood, as he and his nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} were allowed by his father, legendary promoter Gory Guerrero, to wrestle matches during intermissions. From there, Eddie launched into the family business headfirst.
1st May '16 11:46:53 AM SomeoneElse17
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Guerrero is Spanish for "Warrior"
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that it's actually his real name, unlike most wrestlers.
*** Kind of. After his father Salvador Quesada gained success as Gori Guerrero, all of his sons have Guerrero in their names.
* {{Badass}}
** Eddie was an effective enough cheater to win handicap matches with ease, even if it was against the champion Basham Brothers.
** Eddie at ''Judgment Day 2004'' after he'd been cut open; Eddie's literal crimson mask redefined the Muta Scale. His opponent Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield said, "I've been in car wrecks that were less painful than that match!"
** BadassBeard: Or goatee. It depends.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Guerrero is Spanish for "Warrior"
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that
"Warrior". And it's actually his real name, too, unlike most wrestlers.
*** Kind of.
wrestlers. After his father Salvador Quesada gained success as Gori Guerrero, all of his the man's sons have Guerrero in their names.
* {{Badass}}
** Eddie was an effective enough cheater to win handicap matches with ease, even if it was against the champion Basham Brothers.
** Eddie at ''Judgment Day 2004'' after he'd been cut open; Eddie's literal crimson mask redefined the Muta Scale. His opponent Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield said, "I've been in car wrecks that were less painful than that match!"
**
BadassBeard: Or goatee. It depends.



* {{Determinator}}: At ''Judgment Day 2004'' Eddie and Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield had both got cut open during their WWE Championship match yet they simply kept coming after each other. Eddie's literal crimson mask redefined the Muta Scale that night. As JBL recalled later, "I've been in car wrecks that were less painful than that match!"



* {{Spicy Latin|a}}o: As if you thought he got the Latino heat moniker for some other reason, though Eddie's explosive temper was not always on display because he usually had things going is way. Still, Chyna so much as said she just could not resist his spicy Latino heat when she betrayed Wrestling/ChrisJericho for him.

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* {{Spicy Latin|a}}o: As if you thought he got the Latino heat Heat moniker for some other reason, though Eddie's explosive temper was not always on display because he usually had things going is his way. Still, Chyna so much as said she just could not resist his spicy Latino heat when she betrayed Wrestling/ChrisJericho for him.


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* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Eddie was an effective enough cheater to win handicap matches with ease, even if it was against the tag team champion Basham Brothers.
10th Apr '16 2:37:37 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Eddie's last match, against Mr. Kennedy on the ''[=SmackDown=]'' prior to his death, where he qualified for the ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' Match between ''[=SmackDown=]'' and ''Raw''. What makes it moreso is that Eddie used his famous winning trick: grab a chair while the ref's not looking, slam the chair against the canvas, toss it to his opponent, lie down, and get the other guy disqualified when the ref turns around.

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** Eddie's last match, against [[Wrestling/KenAnderson Mr. Kennedy Kennedy]] on the ''[=SmackDown=]'' prior to his death, where he qualified for the ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' Match between ''[=SmackDown=]'' and ''Raw''. What makes it moreso is that Eddie used his famous winning trick: grab a chair while the ref's not looking, slam the chair against the canvas, toss it to his opponent, lie down, and get the other guy disqualified when the ref turns around.
9th Dec '15 9:24:37 PM 313Bluestreak
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For the next two years, Eddie slowly climbed to the top of his profession, and at ''No Way Out 2004'', Eddie hit the top when he defeated Wrestling/BrockLesnar for the WWE Championship. He followed this up the next month at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 20'' by defeating Wrestling/KurtAngle to retain the title, then joined Wrestling/ChrisBenoit following HIS successful win of the World Heavyweight Championship in one of the most memorable images in wrestling history.

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For the next two years, Eddie slowly climbed to the top of his profession, and at ''No ''[[Wrestling/NoWayOut No Way Out 2004'', 2004]]'', Eddie hit the top when he defeated Wrestling/BrockLesnar for the WWE Championship. He followed this up the next month at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 20'' by defeating Wrestling/KurtAngle to retain the title, then joined Wrestling/ChrisBenoit following HIS successful win of the World Heavyweight Championship in one of the most memorable images in wrestling history.
23rd Sep '15 4:45:36 PM Nyame
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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Chris Benoit. Eddie's death is a big part of why Atlanta happened -- in the ensuing investigation, accounts by close friends and Benoit's own journals made it very clear that he never managed to move on from it.
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