He struggled with drug abuse difficulties, including drinking and a painkiller addiction, but he was one of the best in-ring talents of all-time.
Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes, also known as Eddie Guerrero, was born on October 9, 1967. He was a professional wrestler from the United States. As the son of first-generation wrestler Gory Guerrero, he was a notable member of the Guerrero wrestling family. Guerrero wrestled for numerous major professional wrestling organizations in Mexico and Japan, including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and, most notably, World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE) in the United States. Guerrero’s character was “Latino Heat,” a cunning, clever wrestler who will go to any length to win a bout. “I Lie! I Cheat! I Steal!” became his slogan, and it was used in one of his entrance tunes.
Although being a heel for the most of his career, he was popular both inside and outside the ring, and he was at the zenith of his career as a face from 2003 to 2005, being the #1 wrestler on the SmackDown brand in 2004. He struggled with drug abuse difficulties, including drinking and a painkiller addiction; these real-life troubles were occasionally interwoven into his novels. Guerrero began his wrestling career in Mexican organisations, where he formed a renowned tag team with Art Barr. Guerrero had his first major exposure in the United States after the death of Barr in 1995, when he joined ECW and won the ECW World Television Championship.
Later that year, Guerrero joined WCW, where he became WCW United States Champion, WCW Cruiserweight Champion, and Latino World Order leader. He departed WCW in 2000 as the business refused to promote him to the main event. He joined the WWF with former WCW teammates Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn, who became The Radicalz. Guerrero went on to capture the WWF European and Intercontinental Championships before being released in 2001 due to substance abuse difficulties.
He created Los Guerreros with his cousin Chavo after being rehired in 2002, capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship and establishing himself on the SmackDown brand. At No Way Out 2004, he rose to main event status and won the WWE Championship, his lone global championship. Later that year, he lost the championship, although he remained a popular main eventer until his death on November 13, 2005. He was inducted into the WWE, AAA, Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and Hardcore Hall of fame after his death.
|Name||Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes|
|DOB||9 October 1967 – 13 November 2005, 38 years|
|Professional Name||Eddie Guerrero|
Guerrero with Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn made his WWF debut as The Radicalz on the January 31, 2000 edition of Raw Is War, interfering in a match with The New Age Outlaws. establishing themselves as public figures Guerrero dislocated his elbow when doing a frog splash off the top rope during his debut WWF bout, a tag team match with Perry Saturn against The New Age Outlaws. He was sidelined for many weeks as a consequence.
Guerrero, who was wrestling as a heel at the time, began courting Chyna, whom he referred to as his “Mamacita,” in March. Chyna was friends with Chris Jericho at the time and initially turned down his attempts. Guerrero went up against Jericho for the European Championship the night following WrestleMania 2000, on the April 3, 2000 episode of Raw Is War. During the bout, Chyna turned on Jericho and assisted Guerrero in winning, later explaining her actions by saying she couldn’t stand up to his “Latino Heat.”
Guerrero had a rivalry with Chris Jericho, Benoit, and X-Pac in early 2001 over Jericho’s Intercontinental Championship. The four men met in a deadly four-way match at No Way Out, which Jericho won. Guerrero concentrated on the European Championship, clashing with the champion Test and defeating him at WrestleMania X-Seven to capture his second European Championship with the assistance of Saturn and Malenko. The Radicalz had a rivalry with Test and his associates in April. Guerrero eventually defected from the Radicalz and joined The Hardy Boyz and Lita. Guerrero had acquired an addiction to pain medicine as a result of his 1999 automobile accident and was admitted to treatment in May 2001, missing the whole Invasion storyline starring his former WCW (and subsequently ECW) wrestlers.
Guerrero returned to the WWF on Raw on April 1, 2002, and attacked Rob Van Dam. He feuded with Van Dam, beating him at Backlash for his second Intercontinental Championship. But he was defeated by Van Dam on an episode of RAW. Guerrero and Benoit joined WWE’s SmackDown! brand on August 1, 2002. Guerrero had a feud with Edge, whom he lost to at SummerSlam. Guerrero resumed his feud with Edge, whom he defeated at Unforgiven; they then had a no-disqualification match on SmackDown! four days later, which Edge won, therefore ending the rivalry.
Los Guerreros competed for the belts at Survivor Series against the new champions Edge and Rey Mysterio, as well as the duo of Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit. Guerrero forced Mysterio to submit to El Paso’s Lasso to win their first WWE Tag Team Championship. On the January 29, 2004 edition of SmackDown!, Guerrero won a 15-man Royal Rumble match to win a chance at the WWE Championship. Guerrero rose to main event prominence after becoming the number one contender and began clashing with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Guerrero won the WWE Championship in a dramatic upset victory against Lesnar in the main event of No Way Out. In the process, he became a Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion.
He fought his last pay-per view match against Batista to lose and Batista retained the World Heavyweight Championship at No Mercy. On the November 11 SmackDown!, he defeated Mr. Kennedy by disqualification utilising his usual lie, cheat, and steal methods, advancing him to the SmackDown! Survivor Series squad. On the day of his death, a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship involving himself, Batista, and Randy Orton was scheduled to air on the next edition of SmackDown!, but it never happened because he was no longer alive.
WWE Championship (1 time)
WWF European Championship (2 times)
WWE United States Championship (1 time)
WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
WWE Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Chavo Guerrero (2), Tajiri (1) and Rey Mysterio (1)
WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
WWE United States Championship Tournament (2003)
15-man SmackDown! Royal Rumble (2004)
Eleventh Triple Crown Champion
Sixth Grand Slam Champion
Even though he died 16 years ago, the wrestling industry remembers him fondly to this day. Eddie died in a Minnesota hotel room. According to the autopsy, the reason was a cardiac condition exacerbated by his previous use of recreational substances and steroids.
Vickie Lynn Benson better known as Vickie Guerrero was the wife of Eddie Guerrero. She is a professional wrestler and manager from the United States. She is most known for her tenure in the WWE as Vickie Guerrero. She is now contracted to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Nyla Rose’s manager. She has appeared in wrestling as an on-screen authority figure, narrative lover to multiple WWE performers, occasional professional wrestler in the WWE Divas division, and manager for several wrestlers. She was best known as SmackDown’s General Manager from 2007 to 2011, and Raw’s General Manager from 2011 to 2013. She has made occasional appearances in WWE since departing in 2014. Also, after the death of her husband she never got married and looked after her family as a sole bread winner.