Eddie Guerrero’s passing hit the pro wrestling world in a huge way. Plenty of people mourned his loss, including his good friend Rey Mysterio. He even got to pay tribute to Latino Heat by having a special entrance at the Royal Rumble.
While speaking to WWE The Bump, Rey Mysterio revealed that he did not know that he was getting a special Eddie Guerrero tribute entrance at the 2006 Royal Rumble match, a contest which he won. WWE sprang that surprise on him at the last minute, but it still made an amazing moment.
“Well, we had just lost Eddie, and the emotion was there, his spirit was there. I don’t think there was a better suggestion than to bring that lowrider in. I don’t remember who it was exactly that said you’re coming out in a lowrider. I actually didn’t know until that day. So, the feeling was incredible. You could feel Eddie’s spirit there. There was no doubt in my mind that he was there with me that whole match.”
Rey Mysterio won the 2006 Royal Rumble match and that set his course toward WrestleMania 22 where Rey Mysterio defeated Randy Orton and Kurt Angle to win the World Heavyweight Championship. That was a very special moment for Mysterio, and it was even better because he got to pay tribute to his friend.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote