Eddie Guerrero: WWE, Achievements, Death, Daughter’s Allegations

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Some legends never die; even though they are gone, they are always remembered and cherished for life. One such legend who is recognized even after 18 years of death is Eddie Guerrero.

The former WWE superstar has always been a fan favorite because of his humor and cleverness inside the ring.

Eddie’s slang “Who’s your Papi?” and “I lie! I cheat! I steal!” remain fans’ favorites. No matter what kind of gimmick Eddie played, he was always loved by the WWE fans.

The Latino Heat, Eddie Guerrero
The Latino Heat, Eddie Guerrero. (Source: Pinterest)

Eddie, also known as Latino Heat, has won many championships, including the WWE and WWA World Heavyweight Championship, the United States Champion, and many more.

Besides, he is considered one of the top 10 best wrestlers in the history of WWE.

Today, we celebrate the life of Eddie. Apart from his career, we discuss his personal life, net worth, and many personal details in this article.

But before we begin with our article, let us have a look at the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name  Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes
Place of Birth El Paso, Texas, United States
Date of Birth October 9, 1967
Death November 13, 2005
Nationality American 
Ethnicity  Mexican
Religion  Christianity 
Father’s Name  Gory Guerrero 
Mother’s Name  Herlinda Guerrero 
Education 
  • New Mexico Highlands University 
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • University of New Mexico
Height  5’8″/1.73 m/173 cm
Weight 100 kg/200 lb.
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color  Brown 
Sexual Orientation  Straight 
Wife Vickie Guerrero (m. 1990 until his death)
Children 
  • Shaul Marie Guerrero
  • Kaylie Marie Guerrero
  • Sherilyn Amber Guerrero
Net Worth $6 million (at death)
Social Media  Not Available 
Last Updated July 2024

Early Life and Education 

Eddie Guerrero was born to his parents, Gory and Herlinda Guerrero, on October 9, 1967, in a small village in Texas named El Paso.

His father, Gory Guerrero, was a wrestler, and it won’t be wrong to say that his love for wrestling started looking at his father.

He graduated in 1985 from Thomas Jefferson High School, also known as La Jeff.

After high school, Guerrero joined the University of New Mexico but soon transferred to New Mexico Highlands University. He studied on an athletic scholarship and wrestled in college fighting.

After graduating from Highlands, Guerrero realized he wanted to become a wrestler, so he moved to Mexico to get specialized training in wrestling.

Career

Before making it big in WWE, Eddie had his struggles, and he took small baby steps and reached the greater height of success.

Initially, Guerrero’s journey began from CMLL as Mascara Magica. In a brief period, that gimmick was loved by everyone. But Eddie wasn’t satisfied as CMLL was a small show, so he went to AAA.

But unfortunately, CMLL had all the rights of Magica, so in AAA, he was again relaunched as a tag team partner of El Hijo dek Santo and was given the name The Atomic Pair.

From 1995-2000, Eddie was doing good but wasn’t getting the success he was craving. Then, he finally got the chance to be a part of WWF in 2000, and from there, there was no looking back for Eddie.

Beginning Days

In 2000, Eddie was relaunched by WWF as The Radicalz, which was a negative character. However, Eddie dislocated his elbow in the first match, which was not quite the start he would have wanted.

Later, he joined his hand with Triple-H and became heel fiction. In a match between Chris Jericho and Guerrero, Jericho’s ally Chyna helped Guerrero wind Chris Jericho.

His new friendship didn’t last long. In an Intergender tag team match against Trish Stratus and Val Venis, Chyna pinned Trish Stratus, winning the Intercontinental Championship for the second time.

The Latino Heat.
Eddie Guerrero. (Source: WWE)

Even though Eddie was acting cool initially, he went to the Raw Commissioner Mick Foley and requested to be a part of the title defense match between Chyna and Kurt Angle.

While in the game, Chyna became unconscious, and Eddie tried to wake her up, but mistakenly he ended up pinning Chyna.

This is how Eddie won his first-ever title in WCW. Everything was going fine, but he was arrested for drinking and driving.

Soon after the incident, he was released by the WWF, and Guerrero joined the Independent circuit and even won Mid-south Heavyweight Championship, but after one month, he vacated the title and joined WWF again.

WWF/WWE

In April 2002, Eddie returned to WWF and won his second Intercontinental Championship after defeating Van Dam. Then, Guerrero teamed up with Chris Benoit and gave some epic matches.

During this period, Eddie entered in fancy dancing cars and often feuded with Steve Austin, John Cena, JBL, Randy Orton, Triple H, and many more.

Nonetheless, Eddie was very clever; he would cheat and win matches.

Besides, his match with Kennedy is considered one of the funniest matches in WWE. While the referee was busy doing something, Eddie hit Kennedy with the chair, but as soon as the referee turned, Guerrero threw the chair at Kennedy.

And it seemed like Kennedy hit Eddie; as a result, Eddie won the match via disqualification.

Eddie With His Best Friend Rey Mysterio
Eddie With His Best Friend Rey Mysterio (Source: Pinterest)

2004 was the year when Eddie won World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. After he lost the title, Eddie started a feud with Kurt.

That same year, Eddie and Rey Mysterio fought against each other and even claimed Mysterio’s son Dominic to be his.

However, later Mysterio made it clear that Eddie was doing it to get extra attention from the audience.

Furthermore,

In the final stage of his life, Eddie had his match with Batista, which he was supposed to win so Batista could take time off to recover from injury, but Batista denied this. 

His last WWE match was against Mr. Kennedy. During the match, Eddie fell unconscious, and Kennedy pinned Eddie and won that match.

Soon after Kennedy and Eddie finished that match, a team of medical staff came and took Guerrero for medical help, but he never came back and left his fans in shock.

On November 13, 2005, Guerrero was reported to be dead, and Vince McMahon, the owner of WWE, announced the shocking news and that the whole show was dedicated to Eddie and his contribution to WWE.

Further, the entire WWE came together to celebrate Eddie and offer prayers for his soul. And hence, the most outstanding wrestler of all time left everyone and never came back.

Awards and Accolades

  • WWE Champion
  • 4X WWE Tag Team Champion
  • WWE the United States Champion
  • 2X WWF European Champion
  • 2X WWF Intercontinental Champions
  • 2006 class of the WWE Hall of Fame
  • The eleventh Triple Crown winner
  • The fifth Grand Slam winner

Death

Eddie was just 38 years old when he died and was still in the prime phase of his career. Just in his mid-thirties, he had gained so much name and fame for him.

However, Eddie was into drugs and was suspended from WWF for the same reason.

In November 2005, Chavo, his nephew, found Eddie dead in the bathroom. He was found with a toothbrush in his hand and lying unconscious. Immediately he was taken to the hospital but, unfortunately, declared dead.

Later, doctors found that the reason for Eddie’s death was acute heart failure.

After the death of Guerrero, WWE held every storyline and didn’t force any wrestler to perform. That whole show of SmakeDown and Raw was dedicated to Eddie.

Chavo paid tribute by showing Eddie’s finisher while Batista made his entry in Eddie’s car, and Rey Mysterio wore Eddie’s t-shirt. 

Net Worth 

It is expected that Eddie had a net worth of $6 million at the time of his death.

Undoubtedly, the primary source of his earnings was his wrestling career. Furthermore, Eddie was considered to be one of the richest wrestlers in the world.

Eddie earned loyalty from his merchandise in the prime time of his career. Now, the earnings from his merchandise sales go to his family.

When Guerrero was alive, he lived in Texas with his family. Now the house is owned by Vickie Guerrero, his wife.

Besides, Eddie had always been a great fan of low riders; nobody in the history of WWE has been seen using that number of cars while making in-ring appearances.

Personal Life

Eddie was married to Vickie Guerrero for fifteen years when he passed away. They got married in 1990 and had two beautiful daughters together.

However, many may not know that Eddie has one daughter from his extramarital affair. While Vickie and Eddie were in the separation phase, Eddie dated Tara Mahoney and had a daughter with her. 

Nobody knew about Vickie until 2005, but after the death of Eddie, she was featured in WWE frequently.

Vickie’s “Excuse Me” became world famous, and the audience started to like her appearance in WWE.

From being the general manager of SmackDown to fighting with Stephanie McMahon to the drama of being fired, Vickie had done a great job when it came to her career.

Eddie With His Wife Vickie And Their Two Daughters
Eddie With His Wife Vickie And Their Two Daughters (Source: WWE Wiki)

However, Eddie’s death was not easy for Vickie; it broke her mentally and emotionally. Vickie regrets that she didn’t answer Eddie’s PST call as she was sleeping, and Vickie thought she would call him later.

Apart from that, Eddie’s relationship with Chyna is something that has been kept a secret, but lowkey, everyone knows about them. It started with the gimmick, but later, rumors arose that Chyna and Eddie were seriously in love.

Therefore, Chyna and Eddie’s love story is considered one of the best in the history of WWE. But later, for some reason, they separated, and soon after their separation in real life, they ended their relationship in reel life.

Similarly, after Eddie’s death, Vickie married Kris Benson in 2015.

Daughter’s Viral TikTok Video

In 2023, late Eddie’s youngest daughter, Sherilyn, took to her TikTok account to make allegations against her stepfather and mother.

This video caught a lot of media attention. She expressed her long-suppressed emotion via a TikTok video, where she accused her stepfather, Kris Benson, of sexually assaulting her during a cruise in 2020.

She quoted, “Come 2020 before COVID, there was a cruise that my family had went on. And basically on this cruise, I got sexually assaulted. And the unfortunate part was that it was by my stepdad. Yeah, it was by my stepdad. And was I the only one? No, but that’s not my business to put their story out there. But it happened to me. The fact that I protected somebody who doesn’t give a sh*t about me, is beyond me, but growth and maturity right? I lived with them, so I didn’t know what to do.”

Sherilyn also bashed her mother for not taking her side. As per her, Vickie Guerrero, her biological mother, allegedly sided with her stepfather.

After this video went viral, the late Eddie’s daughter is getting support from other family members and netizens. Her cousin, Chavo, also made a tweet supporting her.

The tweet read, “Just to let everyone know, I fully support my cousin, Sherilyn Guerrero, Eddie’s daughter & have been doing so privately in the last couple years of her struggles. She is a very strong woman for coming forward with the sexual assault she has suffered. I Love You Prima!”

Amid the controversy, Vickie has left on a two-week cruise and is yet to make a statement.

Popularity

Despite being no more in this world, he is still popular among people. But his recent surge in popularity is because of his daughter’s viral TikTok video explaining her being sexually assaulted by her stepfather.

Eddie Guerrero's Popularity Graph
Eddie Guerrero’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Eddie Guerrero based on Google searches in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where did Eddie Guerrero die?

Eddie Guerrero was found dead in Marriott Hotel City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

How old was Eddie when he died?

Eddie was just thirty-eight years old at the time of his death.

Is Mr. Kennedy responsible for Eddie’s death?

No, he isn’t. In that match, Eddie did fall unconscious, but he didn’t die due to that match. As per Mr. Kennedy, Eddie told him to hit him and end the game while Kennedy was nervous after seeing Eddy unconscious. Nonetheless, Kennedy did what Eddy said, hit Eddie with a chair, and pinned him to end the match. Medical help took Eddie to the hospital immediately. However, that was Eddie’s last match in WWE.

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