Eddie Guerrero passed away far too soon and his memory lives on to this day. When his daughter Shaul Guerrero arrived in FCW, WWE’s developmental territory at the time, she was not given his last name for a very specific reason. She was just learning the art of pro wrestling and there was no guarantee that she would be as amazing as her father. That was a chance WWE didn’t want to take.
Shaul was known as Raquel Diaz in WWE. She explained to Chris Van Vliet on Insight that WWE didn’t want her carrying on the Guerrero name, because if she sucked then she would “drag” her family’s name “in the mud.” This was something she understood at the time.
“I remember being told, I’m not going to say by who, but if you sucked, then we can’t drag your family’s name in the mud, and I’m like [puts on very shocked face]. I understood that. Again, it’s like they never said I had to be as good as my dad. There was always little things like that which are hard to ignore. That was day one.”
Shaul Guerrero was an announcer for a while, but then she left WWE. She just recently made headlines by pulling out of all public appearances due to mounting stress and anxiety as well.
The Guerrero name will live on forever, but WWE decided not to christen Shaul with her family name. This is a decision that many fans might find controversial, to say the least.
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