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Remembering Eddie Guerrero

It is with deep remorse and grief that we mourn the passing of one of the most charismatic and endearing superstars in the WWE. Son of the legendary wrestler Gory Guerrero, and one of the most tortured souls ever to step foot in a wrestling ring, Eddie was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday, 20th of November. Eddie is survived by his wife Vickie and daughters Shaul, 14, Sherilyn, 9, and Kaylie Marie, 3. Here is a pen sketch of Eddie Guerrero's life.

Those of you who are big fans of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) may be familiar with this name. But for those who don't, here's a little introduction of one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Eddie Guerrero.

Eddie Guerrero was born into Mexico's first family of professional wrestling in 1967. The son of the legendary Gory Guerrero, it was only natural that Eddie, along with his three older brothers, would pursue a career in sports-entertainment. With wrestling flowing through his veins, Eddie began his in-ring training at a very young age. In fact, Guerrero had mastered the dropkick by his third birthday.

Eddie moved from his family's backyard ring to the professional circuit in 1987 when he debuted as “Mascara Magica” or “Magic Mask” in Mexico. After teaming with his brothers, Guerrero broke out on his own, crafting his skills in the lucha libre world. Eddie then moved on to Japan, wrestling as Black Tiger. It was there that Guerrero first met good friend Chris Benoit.

After moving back to Mexico full time, Eddie began teaming with El Hijo del Santo, who was the son of Gory Guerrero's long-time associate El Santo. Eddie and Santo eventually broke up, with Eddie forming a duo with Art Barr.

The pair would feud with Santo in one of the most heated rivalries in lucha libre history, which culminated in Guerrero and Barr losing a hair vs. mask match to Santo and Octagon in November 1994.

Eddie then moved on to ECW, where he gained his first full exposure in the United States. Not long after his ECW debut, Guerrero defeated 2 Cold Scorpio for the ECW Television Championship, a title he held twice before moving to WCW. Guerrero's ECW stay will always be remembered for the amazing match he had with Dean Malenko before leaving the promotion. After the match, which many consider to be one of the greatest ECW matches ever, the crowd showed their appreciation for Guerrero by giving him a standing ovation.

Guerrero spent four years competing in WCW. While there, he was a part of numerous memorable rivalries with the likes of Booker T, Rey Mysterio, Dean Malenko, Ric Flair and nephew Chavo.

On Dec. 29, 1996, Guerrero defeated Diamond Dallas Page in the finals of a tournament to crown a new United States Champion. He also went on to capture the Cruiserweight Championship on two separate occasions before leaving WCW.

On Jan. 31, 2000, four new faces showed up on Monday Night RAW and shocked the sports-entertainment world. They were former WCW wrestlers Benoit, Malenko, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero The Radicalz. The faction immediately got involved in a match between the New Age Outlaws and Al Snow & Steve Blackman, marking the beginning of Guerrero's amazing WWE career.

Over the next five years, Eddie Guerrero overcame many obstacles to reach the top. In his first WWE match against the Outlaws, Eddie suffered a dislocated elbow, but returned to action in a short time. On April 3, 2000, he claimed his first piece of WWE gold, defeating Chris Jericho to win the European Championship. He would go on to win that championship one more time in 2001.

After The Radicalz went their separate ways, Eddie began a relationship with his “Mamacita,” Chyna. In fact, it was Chyna that Eddie defeated in September 2000 to claim the Intercontinental Championship. After their split, Eddie's demons got the best of him. He subsequently took time off from the ring in 2001 to deal with his personal issues.

Upon his return in 2002, Eddie's career skyrocketed to new heights. He won the Intercontinental Championship again in May 2002, this time from Rob Van Dam. Eventually, Eddie moved to SmackDown where he teamed with nephew Chavo to capture the WWE Tag Team Championship. He would win that championship three more times, as well as the United States Championship, but his greatest moment came in February 2004.

On Feb. 15, 2004 in San Francisco, Guerrero defeated Brock Lesnar at No Way Out to become WWE Champion. He had reached the pinnacle of the industry, and went on to headline WrestleMania XX against Kurt Angle. No one will ever forget the scene at the end of the show, when Eddie joined long-time friend Benoit in the ring to celebrate moments after Benoit won the World Heavyweight Championship.

Eddie later formed an alliance with another old friend, Rey Mysterio, and the duo would win the WWE Tag Team Championship in early 2005. This was Eddie's final run as a champion, as the duo split up after WrestleMania 21 and began a bitter rivalry, highlighted by numerous breath-taking matches.

At No Mercy on Oct. 9, 2005, Eddie's 38th birthday, Eddie squared off against a new amigo, Batista. He was unable to win the World Heavyweight Championship from the Animal, but their friendship was cemented when Batista led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Latino Heat afterwards. A little more than one month later, Guerrero competed in his final televised match on the Nov. 11 edition of Friday Night SmackDown where he defeated Mr. Kennedy.

By the Heir of Slytherin


The world is My home
The world is my home.
I shall travel and roam
And enjoy all its views.
From East to West
With unquenchable quest
I will find all its news.
Its oceans and seas;
Its plants, creepers and trees;
Enchants me with beauty spell.
Its hills and mountains;
Its water-falls and fountains;
Arrests me with sound and smell.
Its every sunset and rise
Puts me in utter surmise!
They are so wonderful and sure!
Its so soothing breeze
Let my energy increase.
It's so life-giving and pure!
In its every country and land,
I find peer and friend
Ready to welcome and embrace.
They are eager to share
And ready to take all the care
With warm heart and smiling face.
I do believe and understand
Anywhere may be my end,
In course of my unending voyage;
But I am indeed determined
To search everything and find;
No fear can make me stop and faze.
As I was born
In some evening or morn
In a corner of this beautiful place;
There should be no discrimination-
On the basis of creed or religion;
On the basis of ethnicity, color or race.
I do firmly believe
The world in which I live
Has no boundary from my birth.
On its every treasure;
In its every woe or pleasure
Everyone has share-be it joy or mirth.
So, I'm a traveler from my start.
All my dreams and my entire heart
Centers round travel, travel and travel.
I don't want to care,
And am not ready at all to spare
My time- the end be Heaven or Hell!

Still love you…………
Fingers are on the keys
The wheel of mind is running
Eyes are on computer screen
Mail to you I am writing
Outside is raining!
The day is so pale
You will receive soon my mail
Will you slate or hail?
Nothing is being set
Recalling the pain which I always get
Words and sentences are becoming restless
To you I want to say more not less
The feeling I have been concealing
Now is the best time for revealing
To read my mail don't run back
You know well I am a bit crank
You should know how much I adore you
Didn't value when I said I love you
The word 'No' from you
Upside-down my world
Didn't utter a single word
You went away so far
Now I will leave you forever
Before leave I will come to you near
Open my heart show you the feelings
You will see …….
From long time my heart has been suffering
I know you can't love me
You don't know what love is
I wish the flower of love will bloom in your heart
Then you will realize the agony if anyone hurt
Bidding you farewell leaving you
Just know I still love you……………………

Deep Inside my heart
I wish I had the strength to tell thee
About all the things that scare me.
But one thing I know is true,
Is that I can never have you.
For a few days I have known you
For a few short moments, I have loved you
There is something I can't decide
How should I really feel inside?
I think of you all day and night,
And people say it is just not right,
Because what I feel, comes from inside.
Sometimes I think that I am only a friend
But that 'friendship will last until the end”
But to me you are indeed so much more
In fact the one I've been waiting for
Oh how much I wish that you could see
That you are the right one for me
I know you may not want to know
But I must tell you that I love you

The First Time I Saw You
The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
and moon and the stars were the gift
your gave to the dark and empty sky.
But when your voice becomes soft
your eyes move shyly down.
Your heart thumps and thwacks
to meet someone who is unknown.
When you sit alone in solitude
your searching eyes craves for one.
With my heart you see the world
and everything looks perfectly divine
when in moonlight you see her face
you sigh, you cry and enjoy the pain
your eyes are close but awake with a wish to see her again.
These words of mine are true and fair
and are form the bottom of my heart!
you are the one who gave this
feeling and made me learn this tacit art.

These poems are dedicated to my girlfriend Mega
By Muhammad Alauddin

Nightmare
This is a song that I think should be sung
This patch of green grass I'm sitting on smells like undigested cow dung
So I sprung up to my feet and left that forsaken land
Only to find out that I wasn't wearing any pants
I tried to cover my butt and found out I have a tail
This is getting really creepy so I started to flail
I tried to make a run for it and hit a tree with my horns
Though it took a while, I figured something was very very wrong
I stopped beside a pond and tried to cool down now
And was stunned by my reflection, which represented a cow
This must be a nightmare. Somebody wake me up, please
Then I fell off my bed and the nightmare had ceased.
By Puddle of Blood


 
 

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