"Latino Heat" Eddie Guerrero came a long way before becoming a WWE Superstar. Was trained with his family, the legendary Guerrero family. His father, Gory, wrestled with El Santo in Mexico, who is like Hogan in America.
Eddie broke into wrestling in the late 80s wrestling for independents and going international. Wrestled as the "Black Tiger" in Japan, and as "Mascara Magica" in
Mexico. Guerrero and Chris Benoit would usually tour Japan and Mexico together, and these guys today are the very best in the business. Teamed with Art Barr, where both of them came up with the frog splash. But Barr died soon cause of drugs, and Guerrero dedicated his career to him, and uses the frog splash as a tribute.
Eddie went to ECW were he wrestled with and against Dean Malenko, the matches are now referred as the Malenko-Guerrero cs. Soon WCW signed Guerrero, Malenko, and Benoit in late 1995.
He arrived in WCW as a face, really didn't do much, other than carrying other wrestlers to good or even great matches. He won the WCW United States title in late 1996; wrestling Syxx in a great ladder match at the first Souled Out. Eddie kept the belt until losing to Malenko in another technical c in March of 1997 at Uncensored 97.
Thereafter, didn't really do much for a couple of months until he became a full-fledge heel/rudo, completely dominating the cruiserweight division. He then wrestled with Rey Mysterio Jr. at Hallowen Havoc 97, in what would go down as the best match Guerrero and Mysterio had ever been, up to that point. The match was a ***** c, with innovating spots, great wrestling; the match going down in history as one of the greatest matches of all time. Again he feuded with Mysterio for a short time, but really didn't do much because of WCW politics.
Finally in the Summer of 98, he started a gimmick with other hispanic wrestlers. Guerrero and his faction called themselves "Latino World Order", it worked for a while, but a this point Guerrero was really hooked into drugs. On New Years Day 1999, Eddie was in a terrible car accident. He broke ribs and damaged organs (especially the liver). Doctors didn't think he was going to make it: But he came back in 7 months and started a gimmick with Malenko, and Saturn, know as the the Revolution. Soon thereafter, Malenko, Guerrero, Benoit, and Saturn ask for their release from WCW.
As a result all four guys went to WWE, and they were dubbed the Radicalz. They were an instant success, their debut was memorable with all 4 guys hitting their moves on the New Age Outlaws. When Guerrero went to hit his frog splash,
dislocated his elbow, and was out for 6 weeks.
Even though he was injured, he still got to build his character on tv. He became a stereotypical hispanic guy, who was overtop intense and funny. He instantly got over with the crowd. Then they paired him up with Chyna, and he won the European title. Guerrero was now one of the most popular guys on tv.
He eventually ended up on Smackdown, becoming the first WWE United States Champion, and tagging with his nephew Chavo; winning the WWE Tag Titles numerous times.
2004 was Eddie Guerrero's year. Eddie won the second Royal Rumble of the year, earning a WWE Championship Match at no Way Out, facing Brock Lesnar. In a 30-minute titanic battle, Eddie won with a tornado DDT to the belt, and then his famous Frog Splash. At Wrestlemania XX, with Kurt Angle in great form, Eddie defeated the olympic champion after a brilliant match.
He was found dead in a hotel room, on November 13th 2005, tragically because that night he was supposed to have a triple threat match for World Heavyweight Championship with then champion Dave Batista and Randy Orton, and due to the fact Batista was injured there was almost a guarenteed fact that there was going to be a new World Champion and that man was most likely Eddie Guerrero!! R.I.P. Latino Heat!!!… Expand
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