Eddie Guerrero: Remembering the Former WWE Star 7 Years After His Death

Bill RobbinsCorrespondent INovember 19, 2012

Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero was a once-in-a-lifetime type of wrestler.

Ultimately, it was the years of substance and drug abuse that caught up to Guerrero in that Minneapolis hotel room, on that cold November day.

That being said, it would be unfair to define Eddie Guerrero by how he went out of this world.

Outside of the ring, he was a very nice guy by all accounts, as he usually would make time to sign autographs for fans and had a strong work ethic when he was in the ring.

He also was very devoted to his family, including his nephew and fellow wrestler, Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Something else that Eddie accomplished was that he was an inspiration to others who watched and loved the sport of wrestling in North America.

One of those wrestling fans that he inspired was myself.

When I was younger, I used to go to our community's pool and pretend that I was doing Guerrero's patented "frog splash" maneuver from the sides of the pool.

He was also arguably the most famous and most successful Mexican-American wrestler to ever step foot into the WWE.

There is no question that the WWE desperately misses a guy like Eddie Guerrero in the seven years since his death.

If only he knew the impact that he had on the sport and still has on the sport, he would be blown away.

Thank you Eddie, and Latino Heat shall forever rest in peace.