Eddie Guerrero: Passing Of a True Legend, My Thoughts.


On Sunday (Nov13th) it was anounced that WWE Wrestler Eddie Guerrero had died at the age of 38. Eddie Guerrero at his yound age and in the prime of his career was already a legend. Everything he did was superb and full of passion. I was extremely upset at the news of his passing and the loss of a true talent. It's weird only last week was a writting about a guererro match. It was guerrero that was the reason i was still watching smackdown. I had mentioned my liking of his recent storyline with Batista which was really genius. What makes this passing even more tragic is the rumour that Eddie was going to win the world title on smackdown that same sunday night, because batista had to drop it due to back injury. This was confirmed pretty much by Steph on Raw. Raw itself was an event full of emotion and real comments by other wrestlers who saw him as not only a rare and gifted talent but a great man. Beniot's , Triple H's and Stephs were really emotional. I'm not gonig to rate raw this week because it wasn't about putting on matches it was about showing respect for one of the best wrestlers in history. I had a chance to see him live 3 times. One of my favourite memories of seeing wrestling live was one that eddie provided. I was anout 4 / 5th row and eddie went to top rope for his entrance and the amount of camera shots was blinding. This is testament to his skill and overwhelming popularity. So in closing all i can say is that wrestling has lost a legend, a true champion of this world, he will be missed.

Eddie Guerrero 1967-2005.

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surprisingly enough, I did go through a small wrestling phase when I was a kid(maybe 8 or 9 years ago), and eddie guerrero was my favorite wrestler... very sad to hear.

That's awfully young. How did he die? I'd look it up myself except that my company's blockers don't let through wrestling stuff as a general rule.

Well information is lacking at the moment, but i think it was heart attack. Wrestling has loast a legend.

I just found out about this. I hadn't been able to watch wrestling in a while so I missed the tribute show they did for him and everything but here's some information available on wwe.com

"It was heart failure. It was from his past – the drinking and the drug abuse. They found signs of heart disease. She (the examiner) said that the blood vessels were very worn and narrow, and that just showed all the abuse from the scheduling of work and his past. And Eddie just worked out like crazy all the time. It made his heart grow bigger and work harder and the vessels were getting smaller, and that’s what caused the heart failure. He went into a deep sleep."

"As soon as they saw his heart, they saw the lining of his heart already had the heart disease. There was no trauma, and Eddie hadn’t hurt himself in any way. It answered a lot of questions. I knew Eddie wasn’t feeling very good for the last week. He was home and kept saying he wasn’t feeling good and we thought it was just “road tired.” So we thought he just had to rest. It answered a lot of my questions, too, because he was just so exhausted. She said it was normal because the heart was working so hard."

No disrespect to the departed... isn't that steroid abuse?

Well he actually made it himself well known he did abuse steroids, however to his credit, he had been clean for 4 years. So it's more past abuse and current working times as far as i can gather. Though it's common for wrestlers to abuse steroids, it's in no terms right. I'm not really thinking to much right now about how he died more about the loss to wrestling.

My apologies. I didn't want to pass judgement. I did (do) want to know if the cause of death was being glossed over. Perhaps some good will come out of this. You have my sympathies for the loss.

Na don't worry about it, didn't think you were passing judgement. And it's true there is a lesson to be learnt here from this loss.

Eddie Guerrero was the best and to become the best he sacrificed everything he had:personal life, health (because it's quite risky to take steroids and exercise all day like he was doing).His passion for wrestling was truly inspiring.