Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes a.k.a Eddie Guerrero was born on October 9, 1967, in El Paso, Texas. He was a former professional wrestler and used to work at WWE. He was of Mexican-American descent and his entire family was comprised of wrestlers. Eddie lived up to his family legacy and had a distinguished career at Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. Eddie Guerrero died on November 13, 2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at an age of 38. The cause for Eddie Guerrero’s death was later revealed to be due to acute heart failure.
- Professional Career
- How did Eddie Guerrero die?
- Signature Moves
- Finishing Moves
- Eddie Guerrero Championships and Accomplishments
In the early stages of his career, Guerrero performed in Mexico and Japan for several major professional wrestling promotions. He was also a part of major wrestling tournaments in the United namely Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE).
Guerrero initially teamed up with Art Barr during his early career at Mexico . Guerrero caught his first break in 1995 when he joined ECW and won the ECW World Television Championship. Later that year, Guerrero moved to WCW, where he became WCW United States Champion and also WCW Cruiserweight Champion.
Guerrero's character portrayed "Latino Heat”. He was a crafty, resourceful wrestler who would go to any extents to win a match when in character. His catchphrase was "I Lie! I Cheat! I Steal!" which also became one of his entrance themes.
Eddie moved to WWF along with his WCW colleagues Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn. These three went on to form an alliance and were called The Radicalz. Guerrero won the WWF European Championship and WWF Intercontinental Championship before being released in 2001 due to addiction issues.
Guerrero returned in 2002 and formed Los Guerreros with his nephew Chavo. The uncle-nephew duo went on to winthe WWE Tag Team Championship, after which Gurrero established himself on the SmackDown brand. He won the WWE Championship, his sole world championship at No Way Out in 2004. But he lost the title very soon in the same year.
Guerrero was at the peak of his career during 2003–2005. This was the time he became the top wrestler on the SmackDown brand. However soon his lifestyle got inflicted with various substance abuse problems, including alcoholism and an addiction to painkillers.
How did Eddie Guerrero die?
Guerrero was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Marriott Hotel City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 13, 2005, by his nephew, Chavo. Chavo noticed that Guerrero was not breathing and hence attempted CPR. Guerrero was however already dead by then. Eddie Guerrero died at a very early age of 38 years. According to the autopsy, the cause of Guerrero’s death was an acute heart failure due to underlying atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Following Eddie’s death, tributes were paid to him at a ceremony on an edition of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown!. Eddie was inducted by his nephew, Chavo, into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. Eddie was also honored, on 10 year anniversary event of SmackDown, which was also his birthday.
As Eddie Guerrero
- Triple Rolling Suplex
- Cloverleaf or Cloverleaf Breaker(Lasso from El Paso replacements) or Gory Bomb 2
As Black Tiger
- Slingshot somersault senton
- Tornado DDT
As Eddie Guerrero
- Frog Splash Pin
- Latino Package
As Black Tiger
- Black Tiger Bomb (Sitout crucifix powerbomb, sometimes from the second rope)
- Kneeling belly to belly piledriver
Eddie Guerrero Nicknames
- Black Tiger (II)
- El Caliente
- Gory Guerrero Jr.
- Máscara Mágica
- Latino Heat
- We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal
- Eddie Guerrero
- Gangsta Lean
- "I Don't Care"
- Viva La Razza
- Lie, Cheat & Steal
- Viva la rasa
- viva la raza
Eddie Guerrero Championships and Accomplishments
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
- AAA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Art Barr
- AAA Hall of Fame (Class of 2008)
Extreme Championship Wrestling
- ECW World Television Championship (2 times)
- Hardcore Hall of Fame Class of 2015
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Latin American Wrestling Association
- LAWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Best of the Super Juniors III (1996)
- Junior Heavyweight Super Grade Tag League (1996) – with The Great Sasuke
Pro Wrestling Federation
- PWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Héctor Guerrero
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Comeback of the Year (1999)
- Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2002, 2004)
- Stanley Weston Award (2005)
- Ranked No. 2 of the top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2004
- Ranked No. 81 of the top 500 wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
- Ranked No. 18 of the top 100 tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Art Barr in 2003
World Championship Wrestling
- WCW Cruiserweight Championship (2 times)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling All-Stars
- WWA International Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling Association
- WWA Trios Championship (1 time) – with Chavo Guerrero and Mando Guerrero
- WWA World Welterweight Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment
- WWE Championship (1 time)
- WWF European Championship (2 times)
- WWE United States Championship (1 time)
- WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Chavo Guerrero (2), Tajiri (1) and Rey Mysterio (1)
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
- Eleventh Triple Crown Champion
- Sixth Grand Slam Champion
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Best on Interviews (2005)
- Feud of the Year (1994) Los Gringos Locos vs. AAA
- Feud of the Year (1995) vs. Dean Malenko
- Most Charismatic (2004, 2005)
- Tag Team of the Year (1994) with Art Barr as La Pareja del Terror
- Tag Team of the Year (2002) with Chavo Guerrero as Los Guerreros
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
People also ask
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When did Eddie Guerrero die?
13 November 2005
What age did Eddie Guerrero die?
38 years (1967–2005)
Who did Vickie Guerrero marry?
Who is Eddie Guerrero daughter?
- Raquel Diaz
- Sherilyn Amber Guerrero
- Kaylie Marie Guerrero