It is said the true measure of a man can be determined not by how many times he falls down, but by how many times he picks himself back up. Eddie Guerrero’s life is a celebration of just that. It’s a story about inspiration, about a man who succeeded in times when countless others would have failed. His strong family roots coupled with his faith God gave him the power to rise above adversity and help those around him when they themselves were in need. This made Eddie a World Champion both in and out of the ring.
Eddie was unwavering in his determination to succeed in the business he loved with all his heart.He looked forward to the challenge of creating his own identity and taking the famed Guerrero name into the twenty-first century while paying homage to the family members who paved the way for him. He was the consummate performer and loved being in front of the fans. Every move he made had a purpose, everything he did had meaning. From the moment he walked through the curtain, he had you on the edge of your seat. Nothing was ever wasted or taken for granted. It’s rare that someone so humble has such a profound effect on the lives of the people who were privileged enough to be around him. Eddie’s influence on the professional wrestling business will be felt for generations to come as he will be immediately regarded as one of the squared circle’s greatest competitors. To quote his older brother Mando, ‘Eddie was born to wrestle.’
God bless you, Eddie, for you’ll never know how deeply you touched us all. You’ll be in our hearts and minds forever. Watch over us. Viva La Raza!
- Vince McMahon (via Cheating Death, Stealing Life, The Eddie Guerrero Story.)