|Viva la Raza!|
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
November 13, 2005, the world of professional wrestling changed forever. It's the day Eddie Guerrero died. It's hard to believe 12 years have passed. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Latino Heat in a WWE ring, climbing to new heights.
I'll admit, I am a wrestling fan who did not fully appreciate Eddie when he was still alive. Yes, I enjoyed his matches, but I never gave him the credit he was owed while he was wrestling. My first real memories of Guerrero came during the summer of 1995 when I stumbled upon ECW on a late night cable channel. His matches against Dean Malenko were impressive. Of course, I knew the Guerrero name, having seen Chavo Senior as a competitor in Bill Watts' UWF.
It wasn't long after that summer encounter that Eddie became a part of Mondy Nitro. There he continued to impress fans and made a name for himself. However, there was that glass ceiling of sorts and no matter how good he was or how much the fans cheered him, he wasn't going to get beyond the lWo or the cruiserweights.
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