Eddie Guerrero was one of the biggest fan-favorite WWE Superstars of all time. The former WWE Champion lived by the motto 'I Lie, I Cheat, And I Steal,' and he certainly showed that off inside the squared circle.
Guerrero may have utilized some heel tactics, such as tossing a championship belt in his opponent's hands and falling down so the ref thinks his opponent used it, but he was one of the biggest babyface characters of all time.
Sadly Guerrero was taken from us too soon, as he had a ton of promise left in his professional wrestling career, at the young age of 38-years-old.
Shortly after his death his wife Vickie Guerrero became a regular character on WWE TV, at one point being appointed the General Manager of SmackDown Live. She also proved to be a great heel in her own right.
Vickie recently did an interview with The Memorabilia Guy to discuss her time in the WWE, as well as her late husband's legacy in the business. Vickie stated that the reason fans loved Eddie so much was because they could relate to him and the demons he overcame (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"I think the reason that Eddie has stayed with so many people after his passing is because he proved to the fans and everyone that he was a human being.
"He had faults, he also had demons, but he worked all by himself to get to the top of the roster. He was very true to his feelings and was honest with everyone, it showed so much character.
"Fans often approach me explaining that they went through similar issues Eddie went through and he helped them. He had so much character and dignity."
Eddie was found dead in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in November of 2005 by his nephew, and fellow WWE Superstar, Chavo Guerrero. After paramedics arrived at The Marriott City Center Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene.
After an autopsy, it was revealed that he passed away due to acute heart failure as a result of underlying atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Vickie later revealed that Eddie was not well in the week leading up to his passing.
He is still loved by many in the WWE Universe today and continues to be referred to as one of the greatest of all time. Why did Guerrero resonate so well with you as a fan?
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