Remembering Eddie Guerrero: 10 greatest moments of his career
- Remembering Eddie Guerrero: 10 greatest moments of his career
8 – Losing the WWE Championship to JBL
It’s strange to see a loss on this list, but it is a significant loss. This was the match in which Eddie Guerrero lost the WWE Championship, and began JBL’s dominant run as champion.
After losing to JBL by disqualification and retaining his championship at Judgment Day, Eddie Guerrero was forced to defend the title again against JBL at The Great American Bash, and SmackDown general manager Kurt Angle allowed JBL to choose the stipulation for the match, which he named to be a Texas Bullrope Match.
The objective was similar to the one in the Russian Chain Match between John Cena and Rusev at Extreme Rules this year, touch all four corners of the ring in succession without your opponent interrupting. Of course, your wrist would be tied to a rope which was also tied to your opponent’s wrist.
After a hard-fought, blood-infested match, and both men had touched three of the four turnbuckles, Guerrero attempted to jump over JBL to touch the last but in turn made JBL touch it. Guerrero was declared the winner initially, but after a review from Kurt Angle, the true winner was named to be JBL.
7 – Getting Mr Kennedy disqualified
This is more of a nostalgic moment than anything else. Everybody remembers Eddie Guerrero using this tactic to defeat Mr Kennedy. As seen in the video above, after Charles Robinson was knocked down due to an Irish Whip that hit him, Guerrero took a steel chair into the ring, hit the ring mat to make the noise, and then toss the chair over to his opponent in time for the referee to get up, by which time Guerrero would fall down and pretend that Mr Kennedy hit him with the chair, causing the disqualification victory.
The worst part about this is that this was Eddie Guerrero’s last ever match. This episode of SmackDown aired on the 11th of November, 2005, and on the 13th of November, Eddie was found dead.Published 15 Jun 2015, 14:37 IST