“I Will Forever Miss Him”- Randy Orton Shares Heart Touching Story Touching Story of Eddie Guerrero

Published 10/10/2020, 10:54 AM EDT


If WWE fans ask you the significance of today, and you answer World Post Day, they would laugh at you. For future references, you may find it handy to know that a legend was born today. That legend is the one and only Eddie Guerrero.

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Whenever this man made an entrance to the ring, he was raw charisma. There was simply no substitute to the “Latino Heat.” When Eddie got started, there was no stopping him until you got the three suplexes.

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In his memory, WWE Superstar Randy Orton shared a touching piece on Instagram. In the post, he highlighted the influence of Eddie Guerrero on his star-studded career, and how vital the legend was when he first joined WWE.

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I knew eddie for a couple years. I was so young and knew that I shouldnt approach him but had the unimaginable job of wrestling in the main event on TV, so I had to. There has always been attitudes egos or whatever backstage, that will never change. But when I met eddie I forgot everything that I was supposed to know about the wrestling business. Here was this top talent, that cared enough to give me the time of day. When I thought that a simple word would bother him, or he would tell me to F off, I quickly realized that I was dead wrong and that he gaf. He saw a young newcomer to the biz who was excited to work with him and he took the time to make me feel comfortable. I take that with me these days, the understanding that the new guys aren’t anything more then exactly how I USED to be. He made me feel welcome. He made me feel important. I will forever miss him, and can say without a doubt that he was one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of boots. RIP #eddieguerrero

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As you can see, Eddie Guerrero was just as important to Randy Orton as he was and still is to WWE. His unique personality that matches his in-ring shenanigans made him the most loved Superstars at the time.

He was also a good friend to many outside the ring. It has been more than 15 years since his tragic death. Guerrero suffered a fatal heart attack while performing his routine move on the May 20, 2004 episode of SmackDown.

Eddie Guerrero influenced Randy Orton and many other WWE Superstars

His influence on the legends we see today cannot be discounted. As an established Superstar, Eddie played a huge role in bringing up the young names back then like Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton.

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To this day, critics look back with tears of joy at the days Eddie Guerrero blasted through the ring. He had a huge career ahead of him and was truly gone too soon.

Eddie Guerrero did have his backstage moments. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has a very clear memory of it till now. However, there wasn’t ever a time we could say that he wasn’t entertaining.

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Professional Wrestling did lose a gem in Eddie Guerrero, but he would smile that crazy smile if he saw how great his legacy has turned out in Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, and now Dominik Mysterio. It can be safely said that the “Latino Heat” never truly dies.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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