WWE Hall Of Famer Eddie Guerrero will forever be regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever laced up a pair of wrestling boots. His unfortunate passing remains one of the most painful memories for many and now it appears he wanted to quit pro wrestling shortly before he passed away.
Eddie Guerrero passed away on November 13th, 2005 and it truly broke the world of professional wrestling and left a void that no one has been able to fill even now. After all, there will only be one Eddie Guerrero.
Towards the end of his career, Eddie Guerrero reinvented himself and eventually became the WWE Champion after beating Brock Lesnar at No Way Out 2004. However, he would drop the title shortly after as he was unable to cope with the pressure of being the World Champion.
While speaking on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet, Chavo Guerrero revealed that Eddie Guerrero wanted to quit professional wrestling for good, some six months before his untimely passing.
“Eddie (Guerrero) had a great mind for the business. He just didn’t want to be on the road anymore. He loved his family a lot. He really, really did, and he wanted to be home with his family. I remember before he passed, like 6 months before, I remember him coming to me and saying, ‘I don’t want to be here anymore.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I don’t want to wrestle anymore.’ I said, ‘Dude, drop out and do something else.’ He got really mad and said, ‘What am I going to do? What else am I going to do? This is what we do. We wrestle.’
I said, ‘It doesn’t matter. Your family life is more important. What good is it if you are away from your family all of the time?’ That’s why I left WWE. My kids at the time were 8 and 11 maybe, and I just didn’t want them growing up without a dad. I had already been on the road for 20 years. I didn’t want to be that casualty and divorced from wrestling and the whole thing. Everything you work hard for and you lose it. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want my kids to grow up without a dad. That’s kind of why I left. It’s funny because they don’t really remember me being gone all the time.”
Eddie Guerrero is being honored lately after WWE re-introduced the LWO stable right before WrestleMania 39 and they have been carrying on his legacy ever since. No matter what, everyone will continue to love Eddie Guerrero.
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