On this day 10 years ago the wrestling world was turned on it's ear when the news broke that "Latino Heat" Eddie Guerrero had passed away. Eddie was still in his peak and right in his prime, he got clean and was ready to live his life free and clear. He was man among men and a mentor to all he came in contact with and to quote a certain other WWE superstar "Nobody has or ever will forget the name of Eddie Guerrero."
Now for somewhat a personal story about when I found out that Eddie had passed; I don't have the memory when it comes to remembering things that have happened to me in my life, but even 10 years later I still remember when I was told and who told me at first I didn't believe him and couldn't understand how it was possible. Eddie lead the life we all would be lucky to lead having a job that you love, having a full & loving family, and having a always having a smile on his face. When the realization set in I was sort of dreading the start of Raw cause I knew what was coming and I didn't want it to be real. When Raw started the idea of fighting back the tears also began and at that time and still now I don't really cry easily or often, but that was the first I was actually fighting back tears watching wrestling.
I know a lot recently has happened and for those who saw any of my tributes to those who passed away and it didn't matter if you enjoyed them or not, because the emotion within them was real. When Eddie passed it was the first time I actually witnessed someone I grew up watching pass away so it me pretty hard.
10 Years Gone But Still Alive and Well in our Memories
I love looking back wrestling's past. I view my job as bring new life to the part of wrestling some people thought was gone.