“Eddie Was Smiling Upon Us” – Rey Mysterio Remembers Late Best Friend Eddie Guerrero Following Tag Team Championship Win

Published 05/22/2021, 12:10 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships with extraordinary skills inside the ring.


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During a conversation with Corey Graves on After The Bell, Graves brought up Eddie Guerrero. He asked how important he was and is to both Rey and Dominik Mysterio.

Rey Mysterio spoke about the importance of Eddie Guerrero in their lives. He revealed how he felt when he won the championship.


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“I know 1000% Eddie was smiling upon us and enjoying that moment. Just like we did. There’s no doubt in my mind. And Uncle Gary, who was in Phoenix, Arizona at the time when he heard we had just won the titles. And he went out of his way to leave some roses and a letter on Eddie’s grave saying that ‘Eddie, you will be proud of him’.”

Finally, Mysterio thanked Uncle Gary for going out of his way and leaving a present for Eddie Guerrero on their behalf.

An absurd storyline between Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero

WWE had booked the late Superstar Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio in an absurd storyline which fans still scoff at.

As per the storyline, Guerrero had an extramarital relationship during his marriage. From that affair, Dominik Mysterio was born. However, he didn’t want to raise Dominik and let Rey Mysterio and Angie raise him instead.

However, after a while, he wanted Dominik back. He cut promos where he declared himself the biological father of Dominik Mysterio.

Of course, Rey and Angie weren’t going to let this happen, and instead, Rey challenged Eddie to a ladder match at SummerSlam. Strangely enough, the winner would earn Dominik’s custody.

Rey Mysterio emerged victorious and Eddie Guerrero backed away from the family.

Keeping their in-ring rivalry aside, Mysterio was best friends with Guerrero until his untimely demise. After Guerrero passed away, Rey Mysterio honoured his late best friend with a tattoo on his forearm.

Who will challenge the SmackDown Tag Team Champions?

Coming to the SmackDown champions, they defeated Dolph Ziggler and Roode at WrestleMania Backlash to become the first father-son duo to win the championships.


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Mysterio believes that their first match as champions should be against Ziggler and Roode because it gives the former champions an opportunity to regain their titles.


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On the other hand, The Street Profits are another tag team who have been wanting to get their hands on the tag team titles.

It’s a matter of time before WWE declares the next match for the champions!


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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.