Eddie is widely regarded as one of the most beloved superstars in pro-wrestling history. His untimely death shocked many fans to the core and the WWE Universe still members him fondly to this day.
Banks grew up idolizing Eddie Guerrero and was excited to show him the signs she made for the show. Unfortunately, he passed away that night, and Banks did not know about the news until she got to the venue. Banks recalled her experience in a recent interview and stated:
"Yes, it's kind of crazy how the universe works and how that happened to be in Minneapolis, where I lived at the time. I was so excited to go to that show. All I wanted to do was to show Eddie Guerrero my sign. All I was thinking was, 'Oh my God, I hope Eddie sees my sign.' I won second-row tickets that night from doing this autograph signing with Ashley Massaro. And I remember going into the arena and I just saw all these signs that said 'RIP Eddie Guerrero'. And I was so confused. I was like, 'Well, maybe Minneapolis doesn't like Eddie.' Because it was advertised Eddie Guerrero vs. The Undertaker — which I just assumed everybody loved the Undertaker — versus Batista."
"And a fan came up to me and told me Eddie Guerrero passed away that night and everything inside of me just broke. I couldn't believe that my hero passed away. I was crying like a little baby, I was in my mom's arms just bawling. I just couldn't believe it, but I thought, 'Wow, I'm going to have to watch it. I'm here for Eddie'" she concluded. (h/t WrestlingInc)
Sasha Banks never forgot her hero and pays him tribute in each of her WWE matches today.
Sasha Banks' current run on WWE Smackdown
This would act as fuel for the ongoing feud between Sasha Banks and Shotzi on Smackdown. The Boss could also bring up the fact that the blue brand lost in the battle for brand supremacy after losing their captain.
It will be interesting to see what's in store for Sasha Banks on WWE SmackDown this week.
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