Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes was an American professional wrestler who last wrestled for WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE and is often regarded as one of the best wrestlers in the industry.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years (1986-1995)
Guerrero began his career with CMLL in the early 80s. In his early years, he went by Mascara Magica and Black Tiger before unmasking and wrestling under the Guerrero name. Guerrero wrestled for several high-profile companies such as CMLL, AAA, NJPW, and ECW before entering WCW and WWE. He has won several singles and tag championships during his time with these promotions. He wrestled for a short period with NJPW and ROH after his release from WWF.
Guerrero's first championships in the company were the WCW United States Championship. In 1996, Guerrero defeated DDP at Starrcade to win the title. In 1997, he lost the title to Dean Malenko. After losing the United States Championship, Guerrero focused on the Cruiserweight Championship. He defeated Chris Jericho to win his first WCW Cruiserweight Championship at Fall Brawl.
After Jericho, Guerrero feuded with Rey Mysterio Jr, Dean Malenko, and Ultimo Dragon for the Cruiserweight Championship. After dropping the title to Dragon, Guerrero began a feud with Chavo and made him his slave for a foreseeable future. Guerrero was unhappy with WCW and NWO, to which he created a stable called LWO and included several Mexican wrestlers.
The stable ended when Guerrero was involved in a real-life car accident. After his return, he formed another stable called Filthy Animals. The stable feuded with The Revolution in a losing effort. In 2000, Guerreros was released from his contract and signed with WWF.
Guerrero made his WWF debut along with Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn as part of The Radicalz. The group aligned themselves with Triple H where Guerrero began a romantic angle with Chyna. The night after WrestleMania 2000, Guerrero defeated Jericho to win the WWF European Championship. At King of the Ring, Guerrero pinned Chyna to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
After cheating on Chyna, The Radicalz reunited to face DX. At Survivor Series, they defeated DX. After Survivor Series, Guerrero focused on singles championships such as Intercontinental and European and feuded with the likes of Jericho, X-Pac, and former Radicalz members. In 2001, they released Guerrero from his contract.
Rise and Championships
In 2002, Guerrero returned on RAW and attacked RVD, which began his feud. He captured his second Intercontinental Championship but defeated RVD. He finally lost the title to RVD in a ladder match on RAW. After being drafted to SmackDown, he began his rivalry with Edge, which he lost.
Guerrero began teaming with his nephew and was called Los Guerreros. The team became popular due to the hilarious vignettes aired before their arrival. The team won the WWE Tag Team Championships on two occasions by defeating Edge and Rey Mysterio and The World's Greatest Tag Team.
In 2003, Eddie Guerrero won the WWE United States Championship by winning a tournament. Guerrero lost the title at No Mercy during his feud with The Big Show. Eddie feuded with Chavo and ended victorious at Royal Rumble.
Eddie's popularity was at its peak, and he won a 15-man battle royal on SmackDown to face the WWE Champion. At No Way Out, he defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship. He successfully defended the title against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX. Later in the night, he and Chris Benoit closed the show as world champions.
After feuding with JBL for months, he lost the title to him at The Great American Bash. Guerrero began feuding with Kurt Angle for a few months. At SummerSlam, Kurt Angle defeated Eddie Guerrero. At Survivor Series, Team Guerrero defeated Team Angle.
At Royal Rumble, Guerrero entered No. 1 and lasted 28 minutes before being eliminated. At No Way Out, he teamed up with Rey Mysterio and won the WWE Tag Team Championship. After losing the title to MNM, Guerrero turned on Mysterio and began their rivalry.
During their rivalry, Guerrero targeted Mysterio's family and tried to take away his son, Dominik. At SummerSlam, Rey Mysterio defeated Eddie Guerrero in a ladder match for Dominik's custody.
After feuding with Mysterio, they declared Guerrero as the number one contender for the championship. At No Mercy, he lost to Batista. He wrestled his last match on SmackDown against Mr. Kennedy and won.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|AAA World Tag Team Championship||1|
|ECW World Television Championship||2|
|IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship||1|
|WCW Cruiserweight Championship||2|
|WCW United States Heavyweight Championship||1|
|WWA International Cruiserweight Championship||1|
|WWA Trios Championship||1|
|WWA World Welterweight Championship||1|
|WWF European Championship||2|
|WWE United States Championship||1|
|WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship||2|
|WWE Tag Team Championship||4|
|WWE Hall of Fame||1|