On 13 November 2005, former WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero sadly passed away and left a massive hole in the WWE. A couple of days ago we witnessed the eight year anniversary of his death and continue to fantasise what could have been.
There never has been, and probably never will be a performer like him, we loved him and hated whenever he wanted us to. In his WWF days we loathed his attitude, but almost cried when he finally captured the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar at the No Way Out pay-per-view; a truly emotional moment which you can see above.
That was the least he deserved, away from his personal life Eddie always gave his best in the ring to keep us fans interested and entertained, whether it was annoying Kurt Angle or feuding with his friend in Rey Mysterio, we always looked for what could happen next, because with Eddie Guerrero it was never simple.
Ever since his death, rumours circulated surrounding what was planned for his future before his death, with the most common rumour, which we would have loved to happen, is that he was set to become World Heavyweight Champion at the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
However, that has been denied.
Former WWE writer Court Bauer has finally denied those rumours, saying that around 24 hours before Eddie’s death, they finally agreed on what the WrestleMania plans would be.
Eddie was set to lose the championship match and go on to face none other than Mr. WrestleMania himself, Shawn Michaels at the grandest stage of them all, an idea pitched by Bruce Pritchard.
The idea was to have both men face off against each other whilst showing parallels of their careers, with Eddie Guerrero being a Mexican heartthrob and was such a respected figure in Mexico, whilst Shawn Michaels being an American version and the two would finally meet inside the ring at WrestleMania.
The match, which would have been in Chicago, would have been the highlight match of the night, with Vince McMahon reportedly agreeing to the idea straight away and did not need convincing as he had full confidence in both men.
And in typical fashion, Eddie would be the heel in the feud and there is no doubt he would have stolen the show as per usual.
The same writer also said a Vince McMahon and Bret Hart match was planned for the event, only for the match to be declined on Bret Hart’s side.
There may never be a Superstar with the total package of in-ring and storytelling ability, charisma, intensity and aggressiveness that Eddie Guerrero had. He was as complete a performer as there has ever been in WWE.
Lying, cheating and stealing has never been the same since.
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