Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Yes, I admit I am a wrestling fan. My brother and I used to love watching WWF matches all the time when we were little. Later on, WCW then WWE came along, and matches became less "real" (if you know what I mean). Gone were the days where the good guys were always separate from the bad ones. Where cage matches would see each opponent sticking it out to the end, regardless of blood gushing out from an eye or limb. Nowadays, they switch sides so often it's hard to keep track. After my heroes like Hulk Hogan, Kerry Von Erich, Randy Savage and many others faded into the background, you could barely count the wrestlers who you could look up to on one hand. Eddie Guerrero was one such individual. He was tough on the outside but inside he was a softie. He was open about having battled drug and alcohol addiction in the past. And until last Sunday, he had been sober for 4 years running. In the ring, he was a ferocious performer. You couldn't help but be on his side each and every time. He was only the second wrestler of Hispanic heritage to become WWE champion. Eddie Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room last Sunday. Cause of death is still to be determined as there was no sign of foul play. Meantime, read all about his life and career to give you an idea of what kind of man he was.