Rey Mysterio has paid tribute to Eddie Guerrero after visiting his grave for first time

Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio is now aged 44 and since his full-time return to WWE in October 2018, he's been killing it every single week on SmackDown Live.

His recent string of matches with Andrade 'Cien' Almas have drawn much attention, showing that he's still got all the talent he had 16 years ago when he had just joined the company.

Mysterio entered the Royal Rumble at number 25 this past weekend, but was thrown over the top rope by his old nemesis Randy Orton.

That was a familiar matchup for the event, with the duo being the last two in the 2006 match, which Mysterio went onto win from the number two position, then captured the World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 22.

Many will remember that Mysterio dedicated that Rumble win to Eddie Guerrero, his best friend who had passed away just months before in November 2005.

Orton callously brought up 'Latino Heat' in a derogatory manner in their feud 13 years ago, and shades of the former WWE Champion have resurfaced in 2019, as Andrade mocked Guerrero's mannerisms after jumping Mysterio from behind on SmackDown this week.

Andrade taunted Rey Mysterio with Eddie Guerrero's patented 'Three Amigos' suplexes on SmackDown

On the subject of Guerrero, Mysterio has recently posted an emotional Instagram message detailing the fact he visited his best friend's grave for the first-time-ever.

"Always had a hard time wanting to visit Eddie & found myself cowardly refusing it due to the pain & memories from that day," Mysterio stated.

"Finally this past Monday, after 13yrs, I had the courage to visit him and have a one on one moment with him.... & .......exactly what I feared of happening, happened. Memories from that day were flashing through my head but his presence was much stronger and was able to cope and maintain my composure.

"After my conversation & connection with him I left with a Huge internal Smile and felt a soothing & peaceful heart! Eddie has been such an inspiration not only to me but to many & will always continue to do so.

"I witnessed that day, that future wrestlers who never had the opportunity to meet him took the time to stop by and pay their respects wishing they would of had the honor and privilege to have met him & been around him like many of us did! I truly miss you WeeWeeto!"

Everyone knew how much Eddie meant to Rey, so it's a big step for Mysterio to visit him for the first time since his passing.

Rey Mysterio paid an emotional tribute to Eddie Guerrero on Instagram

And you can expect plenty of mentions going forward of Guerrero on WWE television if he is going to be worked into the feud between Mysterio and Andrade.

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