Eddie Guerrero is widely regarded as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all-time. The former WWE Champion may have had a small stature, but he made up for it with his in-ring skills.
However, Eddie Guerrero had his fair share of problems with alcoholism outside the ring. This problem saw him get fired from the company in 2001. He was then sent to rehab before making his return in 2002.
This time he would go on to defeat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at No Way Out in 2004. He would go on to hold the title for 133 days before dropping it to JBL at Great American Bash later that same year.
While every WWE superstars dreams of holding the company’s top prize, Jim Ross explained on his Grilling JR podcast that the WWE Hall of Famer was miserable as she struggled with the pressure of being WWE Champion.
“If Eddie had just relied on his instincts and his natural ability to work a match and perform at a high level, it would have never been an issue. But Eddie was not wound that way. He was wound tighter than a fiddle string. I don’t know how to explain it any better. He, mentally, was putting so much pressure on himself that he was making himself miserable by being the WWE Champion.”
Sadly, Eddie Guerrero passed away in 2005 due to heart failure. He was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
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