History Wrestling / EddieGuerrero

25th Aug '17 5:51:06 AM JamesAustin
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For the next two years, Eddie slowly climbed to the top of his profession, and at ''[[Wrestling/NoWayOut 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 ''[[Wrestling/NoWayOut ''[[Wrestling/NoWayOutWrestling 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.
6th Aug '17 7:26:48 PM JamesAustin
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** In WWE, Wrestling/KurtAngle managed to be his nemesis both in the ring and as GM throughout Eddie's banner year of 2004.]

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** In WWE, Wrestling/KurtAngle managed to be his nemesis both in the ring and as GM throughout Eddie's banner year of 2004.]



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Guerrero is Spanish for "Warrior". And it's actually his real name, too, unlike most wrestlers. After his father Salvador Quesada gained success as Gori Guerrero, all the man's sons have Guerrero in their names.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Guerrero is Spanish for "Warrior". And it's actually his real name, too, unlike most wrestlers. After his father Salvador Quesada gained success as Gori Guerrero, all the man's sons have Guerrero in their names.



* BittersweetEnding
** Eddie's last match, against [[Wrestling/KenAnderson 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.
** Eddie had recently cleaned himself up off drugs and become a born-again religious man in an attempt to recover his life.
** The scariest thing about the match was afterward, Eddie's last moments on WWE television, when Mr. Kennedy, after being disqualified for the above trick, hit Eddie in the head very hard with the chair, yelling for the referee to "Disqualify that!!"

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* BittersweetEnding
** Eddie's
BittersweetEnding: Eddie had recently cleaned himself up off drugs and become a born-again religious man in an attempt to recover his life. His last match, against [[Wrestling/KenAnderson 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.
** Eddie had recently cleaned himself up off drugs and become a born-again religious man in an attempt to recover his life.
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around. The scariest thing about the match was afterward, Eddie's last moments on WWE television, when Mr. Kennedy, after being disqualified for the above trick, hit Eddie in the head very hard with the chair, yelling for the referee to "Disqualify that!!"that!"
12th Feb '17 6:56:56 AM LLSmoothJ
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* KickTheDog: Angry with the [=lWo=] for disbanding, Eddie got revenge by [[WoundedGazelleGambit claiming that he was mugged by a Luchador who unmasked in front of him]], forcing the interrogated Luchadors to unmask (though we don't see them unmasked).
28th Oct '16 6:43:36 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* PrejudicedForPecs: The reason he could not get a more prominent spot on WCW cards. He did a little better in [=McMahon Land=], where Eddie Guerrero was the first person of such a size and stature to win the WWE Championship and would pave way for the even smaller Rey Mysterio. More than anything this represents this represents the ridiculous size escalation wrestlers went through that Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was largely responsible for. The very first American Heavyweight Champion, Evan Lewis(not the first man to hold the belt but the first to be considered a real "heavyweight"), was one inch taller and forty eight pounds lighter than the 228lbs Eddie! In fact, Eddie was only two pounds lighter than who was perhaps the first ''world'' champion, Wrestling/GeorgeHackenschmidt

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* PrejudicedForPecs: The reason he could not get a more prominent spot on WCW cards. He did a little better in [=McMahon Land=], where Eddie Guerrero was the first person of such a size and stature to win the WWE Championship and would pave way for the even smaller Rey Mysterio. More than anything this represents this represents the ridiculous size escalation wrestlers went through that Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was largely responsible for. The very first American Heavyweight Champion, Evan Lewis(not the first man to hold the belt but the first to be considered a real "heavyweight"), was one inch taller and forty eight pounds lighter than the 228lbs Eddie! In fact, Eddie was only two pounds lighter than who was perhaps the first ''world'' champion, Wrestling/GeorgeHackenschmidt
12th Sep '16 1:35:03 PM Gimere
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* FranchiseZombie The "Eddiesploitation" mentioned above. When the exploitation of his death received the dubious Website/{{WrestleCrap}} Gooker award, this was part of the introduction:
-->''On the marquee of this site, it says, "The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling." Truly, this induction is the very embodiment of that tagline. The seemingly never ending exploitation of the late, great Eddie Guerrero is the absolute worst of pro wrestling, bar none.''
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".



!!! "Can you feel the tropes?":

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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.''"''
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