The Hound of the Wolf

For the strength of Pack is in the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is in the Pack -Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Goodbye to the Latino Heat

Early Monday morning, my sense have told me to check the WWE web site. Throughout the weekend, I was merely confined in playing WWE Raw in my PC after doing several programming tasks. I cannot wait to see what had happened to the SmackDown! episode this week. They are presently at war with RAW, another show of WWE.

The first picture I saw was Eddie Guererro's bearing the caption 1967-2005. Damn it, is this for real? I immediately went to the news section and after seconds of browsing the article........ I found out that Eddie Guererro is really gone. My initial reaction is denial then sadness. This might also be the same reaction of millions of people who at least know the great Eddie Guererro. For the sake of those who don't know Eddie, here is a quick intro:

Eddie Guererro is a member of the Guererro clan which is considered as the legendary first family in wrestling in Mexico. He began his career in Mexico (where else) using the Lucha Libre style. In early 90's he shifted to Japan where he met other present WWE superstars Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho. He redefined his image by having a stint in ECW and WCW. IN January 31, 2000, he was introduced in WWE together with Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn as "The Radicalz". Since then he won numerous championships such as US, European, Tag Team and WWE Championship.

Eddie established his own character different from other wrestling greats such as Hulk Hogan and Undertaker. What is trully inspiring in Eddie's life is his determination to stand up after downfalls and failure. Of course, everyone is somehow impressed in his sly and clever "Lying, Cheating, Stealing" technique during matches. In real life, this is not the case for Eddie.

Eddie became addicted with drugs and alcohol in 2001-2002. He needed to be out-of-scene for sometime to be rehabilitated. Many expected that it is the end for Eddie Guererro. By 2003, he came back to the business and defeated Brock Lesnar in No Way Out for the WWE Championship.

For me, Eddie is an epitome of professionalism, resiliency and great spirit. Thanks for the inspiring memories Eddie!