Remembering Eddie Guerrero on his 52nd birthday

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Today would have been WWE legend Eddie Guerrero's 52nd birthday.

Unfortunately, the WWE Hall of Famer passed away aged 38 on November 13, 2005. 

However, Latino Heat has been remembered ever since, and still remains one of the most loved characters to ever lace up a pair of boots and step foot inside the squared circle.

Guerrero had an incredible career, with his wrestling taking him to different corners of the globe such as Mexico, Japan and, of course, the United States for WWE.

The wrestler was considered a heel, or a villain, for the majority of his career, with his famous catchphrase being "I lie! I cheat! I steal!". 

But, we cannot forget his work as a face either. When he was a good guy, there weren't many better for it. He captivated an audience and he made fans fall in love with him due to his cheeky persona and his excellent ringwork.

Ask anyone involved with WWE; Eddie Guerrero had it all.

Although breaking through with Mexican Promotions in the 1990s, Guerrero didn't truly hit the big time until he formed the wrestling group of Los Guerreros with his nephew Chavo. The pair established themselves on the SmackDown brand as they won the WWE Tag Team Championship in the early 2000s. 

From here, Guerrero experienced individual success as he won the 2004 WWE Championship at the No Way Out event, one of the most memorable moments in the company's history.

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Although, Guerrero eventually lost his title later that year before unfortunately passing away the year after. 

Guerrero was found unconscious in his hotel room by his former teammate Chavo, who attempted CPR, at the Marriot Hotel City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The wrestling legend was pronounced dead when the paramedics arrived at his hotel room. 

Following his death, Chavo and friends of Guerrero such as Rey Mysterio and Christan Cage paid their respects to their fallen friend by performing his finisher in their following bouts, the Frog Splash.

It is widely considered that Guerrero was one of the most beloved performers of that generation and is certainly seen as an inspiration for WWE wrestlers of today. 

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Sasha Banks and Peyton Royce are just two that continue to pay their respects to Eddie by donning attire that resembles what he used to wear.

On what would have been his 52nd birthday, it only felt right to pay tribute to him. One of the very best and one taken way too soon.

VIVA LA RAZA!

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