[90][103] He turned face again by engaging in a rivalry with John Cena. [136], At the end of the May 5 episode of SmackDown!, he saved Mysterio from an attack by Chavo and MNM, before attacking Mysterio, leaving him bruised and bloody after suplexing him onto a set of steel steps thus turning heel in the process. [110][127] Afterwards, Guerrero and Booker briefly and unsuccessfully attempted to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. 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Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes[5] (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005)[1] was an American professional wrestler. He claimed he then allowed Mysterio and his wife, who were "having trouble conceiving", to adopt the child as their own. Guerrero then appeared in the room and assaulted Benoit with a steel chair. Many of the wrestlers there wore armbands with "E.G." [47][48] They next feuded with The Revolution (Shane Douglas, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn). [112], When Chris Benoit jumped to the Raw brand after winning the Royal Rumble match, using his title shot to go for Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship, Guerrero won a 15-man Royal Rumble match on the January 29, 2004 episode of SmackDown! Guerrero eventually left the Radicalz, siding with The Hardy Boyz and Lita. [116] At the end of this event, Guerrero celebrated in the ring with longtime friend Chris Benoit, who had just won the World Heavyweight Championship. [1][6] Guerrero later said that no matter how many people joined Los Gringos Locos, the stable was all about Barr. [50] When Vince Russo was fired as WCW booker and replaced by Kevin Sullivan, Guerrero asked for and received a release from his contract on January 19. [153] At the time of the alleged steroid usage, the WWE had not yet instituted its Wellness Policy in which wrestlers are tested for substances, which started by WWE.com on the day the article was released. Guerrero was victorious over Saturn by disqualification in a singles match at Halloween Havoc. "[156] WWE named Guerrero one of the most beloved and accomplished WWE superstars of all time,[157] one of the best technical wrestlers ever,[158] and the fifth greatest performer in the history of the company's SmackDown brand.[159]. [1] Along with Barr, Konnan, Chicano Power, and Madonna's Boyfriend, Guerrero formed Los Gringos Locos (The Crazy Americans), a villainous stable. 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[11][15] During his first few pay-per-view events, he competed in dark matches against Alex Wright. Survivor Series team. Guerrero then adopted a new, brooding gimmick. [53] Guerrero was a born-again Christian.[147][148]. They were married on April 24, 1990,[145] and had two daughters: Shaul Marie Guerrero and Sherilyn Amber Guerrero. [30] Guerrero demanded a rematch for the title. He was so entertaining, but he also had all the technique. On March 19, 2007, Sports Illustrated posted on its website an article in its continuing series investigating a steroid and HGH ring used by numerous professional athletes in several sports. After the death of his friend Art Barr, Guerrero started to use the frog splash as a finisher. The Intercontinental Championship was on the line in the match, and whoever scored the pin would win the title. [66][67] In April, The Radicalz feuded with Test and his partners. These frustrations came to a head when Guerrero requested that WCW President Eric Bischoff either push his character or give him a raise for family reasons. He knew how to structure them. He managed to advance to the final round, defeating Último Dragón and Billy Gunn in the process,[90] where he would meet Chris Benoit. [155] Ric Flair ranked Guerrero as one of his top 10 opponents, while Chris Jericho said he was the best performer in the world when he was "on". The match ended with interference and a Gore from Rhyno, Benoit's partner, who was furious at the team's failure. and was used in one of his entrance themes; he partly used this phrase in the title of his 2005 autobiography, Cheating Death, Stealing Life. At this point, Guerrero developed an addiction to pain medication stemming from his 1999 car accident and in May 2001 was sent to rehab. [146] Guerrero also has a third daughter named Kaylie Marie Guerrero. Both teams lost to Haas and Benjamin in a triple threat match. Despite being a heel for most of his career, he was popular in and out of the ring and was at the peak of his career as a face during 2003–2005, becoming the top wrestler on the SmackDown brand in 2004. Being physically attacked by the opposing tag team for doing so. Goldberg is Arrested After Attacking Brock Lesnar WWE No Way Out 2004. Los Guerreros participated at WrestleMania XIX as contenders for the Tag Team Title, along with the team of Benoit and Rhyno. At the time, Chyna was allies with Chris Jericho and initially rejected his advances. The episodes of Raw on November 14, 2005 and SmackDown! Eddie Guerrero Guerrero in 2004 Birth name Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes Born (1967-10-09) October 9, 1967 El Paso, Texas, U.S. Died November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13) (aged 38) Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. [85][110][111] Guerrero feuded with Chavo and defeated him at the Royal Rumble to settle their feud. Despite being portrayed as the heel, when Guerrero asked the audience if they blamed him for doing it, the audience responded by yelling "No!". Guerrero and Saturn had originally been booked to defeat The New Age Outlaws, but due to his injury, Guerrero panicked and told Road Dogg, who was in the tag team match with Billy Gunn against Guerrero and Saturn, to immediately pin him. – telling Dominik and the audience that Guerrero was his real father. [41] After the match, Chavo kissed Eddie and began to display insane behavior. Each week Angle and his new allies Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak began targeting Guerrero and Big Show. [13] The next day, they had their last match which ended in a draw in a two out of three falls match at the ECW Arena. During this time, he also stopped driving his low-riders down the ring and walked to the ring slowly with a frown on his face, gained a new theme which was a darker remix of "Lie, Cheat, And Steal" and started using his other finishing move, the Lasso from El Paso, more often. Chavo then attacked and turned on Guerrero after he suffered a beating from the Basham Brothers on the January 8, 2004 episode of SmackDown!. As the referee began assessing the issue or returning the item to its original location, Eddie would gain an advantage of some sort to win the match. [107] Four days later, Los Guerreros lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to the Basham Brothers (Danny and Doug). At Armageddon, The Radicalz defeated The Hardy Boyz and Lita in an elimination tag team match.[53][64]. Guerrero went on to win the WWF European Championship and WWF Intercontinental Championship before he was released in 2001 due to addiction issues. [140] During that time he now had a dark comical gimmick. [138] Mysterio defeated Guerrero again at The Great American Bash, a match with a stipulation that if Guerrero lost, he would not tell the secret. [76][77] After retaining the title against Van Dam at Insurrextion[78] and Judgment Day,[79][80] he finally lost the title to Van Dam on the May 27 episode of Raw in a ladder match. [73], Guerrero returned to the WWF on the April 1, 2002 episode of Raw, attacking Rob Van Dam. [74][75] He feuded with Van Dam, defeating him for his second Intercontinental Championship at Backlash. [44], Despite his success and popularity, Guerrero had been one of many wrestlers who were frustrated at never being given a chance to be main event stars in WCW. Eddie Guerrero vs Brock Lesnar - No Way Out 2004. GemKilla. [44] However, Guerrero was involved in a car accident on New Year's Day 1999 that cut short the LWO storyline. After losing their "tryout matches" upon entry, The Radicalz aligned themselves with WWF Champion Triple H and became a heel faction. [25], In 1997, Guerrero defended the United States Heavyweight Championship against Scott Norton at Clash of the Champions XXXIV,[26] Syxx in a ladder match at Souled Out,[27] and Chris Jericho at SuperBrawl VII. WWE Fans. Orton was given Guerrero's spot in the traditional Survivor Series elimination match between the Raw and SmackDown! In the following weeks, Guerrero revealed the details of the secret in a series of what he called "Eddie's Bedtime Stories". At No Way Out, Guerrero defeated Lesnar in a shocking upset victory in the main event to win the WWE Championship. Guerrero's team won the match, but Chyna scored the pin on Trish and became a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Guerrero made Mysterio submit to the Lasso from El Paso to win their first WWE Tag Team Championship. [29], After losing the United States Heavyweight Championship, Guerrero feuded with Jericho focusing on Jericho's Cruiserweight Championship. [110][124] Guerrero then allied himself with Big Show. They mainly feuded with Rey Mysterio Jr. and Billy Kidman because they wanted Mysterio to join the group. Guerrero lost the match after receiving a missile dropkick. Batista was well aware of Guerrero's sneaky reputation, and despite eventually accepting his friendship (initially to keep an eye on him), Batista would continually play mind games with Guerrero to expose his true intentions. [83], With Benoit focusing on Kurt Angle, Guerrero aligned himself with his nephew Chavo, forming the tag team Los Guerreros. Guerrero was close friends with fellow wrestlers Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, JBL, and Batista. This article mentioned several current and former WWE wrestlers, including Guerrero, who was alleged to have obtained HCG and the steroid stanozolol in early 2005. During the match, Guerrero struggled with a decision about whether or not to use a steel chair to secure the victory, eventually opting not to use it and losing as a result. [118], In March, he started a feud with fellow Texan John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL) after JBL interrupted Guerrero's title match with Booker T.[110][119] The rivalry would soon turn personal when at a non-televised live event, JBL caused Guerrero's mother to suffer a (kayfabe) heart attack while in attendance at ringside. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE, AAA, Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Hardcore halls of fame. Guerrero's catchphrase during the latter part of his career with WWE was "Viva La Raza" (which is Spanish for "Long Live the Race"). Guerrero's team consisted of himself, Big Show, John Cena (replacing the originally chosen Rey Mysterio), and Rob Van Dam. He got finishes. Guerrero would later contradict himself on WWE's DVD Monday Night War claiming that he tried to put personal differences aside for the good of the company, yet found himself angry and outraged once more because of Bischoff's supposed continued refusal to elevate Guerrero and other similar wrestlers. Very deep. [90][105][106] The feud ended when Guerrero lost the United States Championship to Big Show at No Mercy. Bischoff responded by allegedly throwing coffee at Guerrero (however, in his autobiography, Guerrero states that Bischoff accidentally knocked his coffee off the table and that it was a complete accident that he was hit). [34] After retaining the title against Dean Malenko in the opening bout of Starrcade in December 1997,[35] Guerrero dropped the title to Último Dragón the following day on the December 29 episode of Nitro. [37] On the March 12 episode of Thunder, he defeated his nephew Chavo in a match and forced him to become his "slave". As a boy, he would attend the wrestling promotions held by his father Gory Guerrero at the El Paso County Coliseum. results – September 11, 2003", "Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero for the WWE World Championship", "Eddie Guerrero's first WWE World Championship reign", "Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. [31] He dropped the Cruiserweight title to Rey Mysterio Jr. at Halloween Havoc in a title vs. mask match where Mysterio's mask was also on the line. He climbed to main event status and won the WWE Championship, his sole world championship at No Way Out 2004. [99][100] At Vengeance, Guerrero turned to his cheating tactics, hitting Benoit with the belt at one point in the match. In the opening match of Fall Brawl, Guerrero defeated Jericho to win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship. He was a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family, being the son of first-generation wrestler Gory Guerrero. They lost the titles to Team Angle (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) on the February 6, 2003 episode of SmackDown!. [42] They faced each other in a hair vs. hair match at Bash at the Beach which Guerrero won. [154] In a poll of the WWE roster, he was ranked the 11th greatest professional wrestler of all time. He chose Tajiri, and they won the WWE Tag Team Championship, Guerrero's second and Tajiri's first at Judgment Day by defeating Team Angle in a ladder match. [69] Guerrero also returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) for a brief period in March 2002, this time unmasked. GemKilla. It did not work, however, since he knocked out the referee earlier with a championship belt shot to the kidneys. All storylines were put on hold, and no WWE employees were forced to perform, although several matches took place, including one featuring Chavo, who finished the match with his uncle's finishing maneuver the frog splash. He let Brian Adams pin him and get an upset victory in a match.[44]. Theodore Long made him return both items before the match. At The Great American Bash, Chavo got an upset victory over Guerrero. [11] Guerrero lost the ECW Television Championship to Malenko on July 21 of that year,[12] but Guerrero regained the title on July 28. [149] In a 2020 interview for the documentary Dark Side of the Ring, Chavo explained that Eddie had passed out in the hotel room bathroom with a toothbrush in his hand, and was barely clinging to life when Chavo discovered him. [144] He would make his entrance the following SmackDown! WWE Fans. Brock Lesnar VS Eddie Guerrero No Way Out 2004 En Español Latino. On November 13, 2005, Guerrero was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Marriott Hotel City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by his nephew, Chavo. [citation needed], At The Great American Bash, Guerrero defended the title against JBL in a Texas bullrope match. HUNTINGWORLD. Guerrero was one of the final nine men in the battle royal (notably being one of only two men in the group to be under the age of 35, the other being The Giant) until he was tossed out of the ring by Four Horsemen members. [10] Guerrero lost the ECW Television Championship back to 2 Cold Scorpio on August 25. "The chair shot was very stiff. He attended the University of New Mexico, and then New Mexico Highlands University on an athletic scholarship. [53][59] Although Guerrero said he did not mind that his partner was the champion, on the September 4 episode of Raw Is War he went to WWF Commissioner Mick Foley and asked to be inserted into Chyna's title defense against Kurt Angle claiming that he did not want Angle to hurt his "mamacita". Chyna was upset when Guerrero pinned her to advance in the King of the Ring tournament. [28] His reign came to an end at Uncensored when Dean Malenko defeated him for the title. [137], On the June 30 episode of SmackDown!, Guerrero threatened to reveal a secret about Mysterio and his son Dominik. He wrestled his last match on the November 11 SmackDown!, defeating Mr. Kennedy by disqualification using his signature lie, cheat, and steal tactics, which allowed him to advance to the SmackDown!