Ten years ago today, WWE star Eddie Guerrero passed away in a Minneapolis hotel room from heart failure. Best friend and fellow wrestler Dean Malenko recently spoke with The Sun to remember Guerrero. Here are the highlights.
On his match with Guerrero at WCW Starrcade 1997:
“We’d always try different things every night — see what worked, what didn’t work. And we fell into something, some kind of move – and the place started going crazy.
“I grabbed Eddie in a rear chin lock, and he goes: ‘Listen to the crowd! They’re going nuts!’
“I looked over my right shoulder into the audience, and everybody’s looking up into the tiered seating. There was a girl who had lifted her shirt off and was well-endowed and entertaining the menfolk there in the crowd. So I turned to Eddie and said: ‘This is what they’re popping on, buddy.’
On Seth Rollins using the frog splash:
“Seth [Rollins] had a match with Kane and he hit a frog splash off the top. And the crowd responded by chanting Eddie’s name, and it gave me goosebumps.
“Wrestling fans have never forgotten and will never forget Eddie Guerrero.”
You can read the entire interview here.