In the 2010s, he stole Jason Styles belt, claiming the promoter owed him money. [67][68] In April, The Radicalz feuded with Test and his partners. When the gun fell to the ground, Kozlowski picked up the gun as Guerra fled the scene . On February 23, 2002, he faced Super Crazy on the debut show of Ring of Honor known as The Era of Honor Begins to crown the first-ever IWA Intercontinental Champion. Bischoff responded by allegedly throwing coffee at Guerrero (however, in his autobiography, Guerrero states that Bischoff accidentally knocked his coffee off the table and that it was a complete accident that he was hit). [17] His first televised pay-per-view appearance was at World War 3 where he competed in the 3-ring, 60-man World War 3 battle royal for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship. In addition to being a tag team champion with his Uncle, he also held the Cruiserweight Championship, and ECW Championship while wrestling in WWE. IN THE RING: Batista.. Batista drove Eddie Guerrero's low-rider into the arena and was wearing an "I'm Your Papi!" t-Shirt.. Batista entered the ring and payed tribute to his friend (storyline and real life) Eddie Guerrero.. [7] As a result, Guerrera and Lder were granted a shot at the AAA World Tag Team Championship, but were defeated on May 6 by the defending champions, Abyss and Chessman. [38] On the March 12 episode of Thunder, he defeated his nephew Chavo in a match and forced him to become his "slave". On-screen, Guerrero responded to Bischoff's actions by forming the Latino World Order (LWO), which was a take-off of Bischoff's New World Order. [94], Five days prior to Judgment Day, his real-life nephew Chavo tore his biceps and forcing Guerrero to look for another partner. [152][153] In a 2020 interview for the documentary Dark Side of the Ring, Chavo explained that Eddie had passed out in the hotel room bathroom with a toothbrush in his hand, and was barely clinging to life when Chavo discovered him. [156] Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), WWE's then developmental territory, also paid tribute to Guerrero on their television taping following his death. On November 25, Juventud regained the title on an edition of SmackDown! [110] As Los Guerreros attempted to regain the tag team titles, things began to go downhill between Chavo and Eddie, as animosity began to build. [11] Guerrera returned to AAA on August 30, 2013, joining the recently reformed Mexican Powers stable. [9] On August 5 at Triplemana XX, Guerrera teamed with Chessman for one night to take part in a Parejas Suicidas steel cage match. During a feud with Team Angle, Chavo Guerrero suffered an injury that left Eddie without a partner in the middle of the rivalry. He was so entertaining, but he also had all the technique. [44] Guerrero saved Chavo from beatings by Stevie Ray, seeming that he would align with Chavo but he wanted his release. Benoit ran to make the save, only to have himself locked inside a room. 2 of the top 500 wrestlers in the, Ranked No. JBL won after Kurt Angle (who was General Manager of SmackDown! [54][64] Benoit left the group to focus on a singles career while the rest of The Radicalz feuded with Lita and The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff). He attended the University of New Mexico, and then New Mexico Highlands University on an athletic scholarship. [43] They faced each other in a hair vs. hair match at Bash at the Beach which Guerrero won. Juventud Guerrera blames his youth for signing off on a storyline in WCW where he lost his mask. The pair also had several tag team matches in which Guerrera would team with his father Fuerza, while Rey Jr. would tag with uncle and trainer Rey Misterio Sr. Guerrera first gained American exposure in Extreme Championship Wrestling alongside fellow luchadores Rey Misterio Jr., Psicosis, Konnan and La Parka, all of whom were also wrestling for Konnan's Promo Azteca in Mexico at the time. However, this resulted in Guerrero "accidentally" pinning Chyna as her shoulders were still on the mat, and thus Guerrero won the match and his first Intercontinental Championship. [26], In 1997, Guerrero defended the United States Heavyweight Championship against Scott Norton at Clash of the Champions XXXIV,[27] Syxx in a ladder match at Souled Out,[28] and Chris Jericho at SuperBrawl VII. would win, with Orton being the sole survivor. [52] He signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 2000 along with fellow WCW stars Benoit, Malenko, and Saturn. [158] Ric Flair ranked Guerrero as one of his top 10 opponents, while Chris Jericho said he was the best performer in the world when he was "on". Personal life. Juventud lost to Jericho and was attacked by Wardlow. Hair match. Benoit and Angle then fought for a trophy for being the first WWE Tag Team Champions. Batista was well aware of Guerrero's sneaky reputation, and despite eventually accepting his friendship (initially to keep an eye on him), Batista would continually play mind games with Guerrero to expose his true intentions. One of my biggest influences was Jushin Liger . at the time) reversed the decision after Guerrero appeared to have retained the title. After being released from WCW, Guerrera went on to wrestle for many other promotions including AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, World Wrestling All-Stars, Frontier Wrestling Alliance, and Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW). Date: 28.12.1998. At Survivor Series, Guerrero's team defeated Angle's team. Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn debuted in the WWF on the January 31, 2000 episode of Raw Is War as The Radicalz, interfering in a match involving The New Age Outlaws. which Edge won thus ending the rivalry. The Juice is loose again! Guerrero lost the match after receiving a missile dropkick. He then left the company to pursue a career with AAA. Guerrero's team consisted of himself, Big Show, John Cena (replacing the originally chosen Rey Mysterio), and Rob Van Dam. Very deep. Guerrera lost the Cruiserweight title to Kid Kash at Armageddon on December 18, 2005. [18][19] At Starrcade: World Cup of Wrestling in December 1995, Guerrero represented WCW in a WCW vs. NJPW World Cup tournament, which saw him losing to Shinjiro Otani in the match, but WCW would go on to win the series at 43. Guerrera dedicated his match against Jericho to the late Eddie Guerrero. On March 15, 2009, Guerrera made a surprise return to AAA at the annual Rey de Reyes event. In 1992, Guerrero began wrestling in Japan for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he was known as the second incarnation of Black Tiger. The following year, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The storyline grew to involve the families of both men, with both sides pleading for Guerrero not to reveal the secret. Juventud helped Charly Manson and D-Generation MEX win their match and joined D-Generation-Mex. The two were never married in real life. Championships held by Guerrera over the course of his career include the AAA Cruiserweight Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Championship, WCW World Tag Team Championship, and WWA International Cruiserweight Championship. In the NWA, he was known as Lazor-Tron, a character based on the popular laser tag game in the '80s. As stated earlier, Juventud Guerrero will make his AEW Dynamite debut against Chris Jericho this Wednesday. [128] Guerrero, along with Booker T and The Undertaker, then challenged JBL for a WWE Championship rematch. "I just wanna say THANK YOU Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Young Bucks, AEW, AEW On TNT," Guerrera tweeted last night. Continuing to show his crazy behavior Chavo would shave his own head while Guerrero looked on in disbelief. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE, AAA, Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Hardcore halls of fame. The match ended with interference and a Gore from Rhyno, Benoit's partner, who was furious at the team's failure. [40] Guerrero and Chavo feuded with ltimo Dragn. [100][101] At Vengeance, Guerrero turned to his cheating tactics, hitting Benoit with the belt at one point in the match. [54][55][56][57] After Guerrero abandoned Lita to be attacked by The Dudley Boyz, he and Chyna began a feud with Essa Rios and Lita, ending in a European title defense at Backlash, which was also billed as the night of Guerrero's prom (he was said to have just earned a GED). 0. [86][111][112] Guerrero feuded with Chavo and defeated him at the Royal Rumble to settle their feud. He teamed with Psicosis in a losing effort against Hijo del Santo & El Santo Jr. Later that night, Juventud & Psicosis attacked Rey Mysterio Jr. and Jeff Hardy (who had just finished a match against one another). "Juventud Guerrera" is Spanish for "Youth Warrior"/"Warrior Youth". Chavo then attacked and turned on Guerrero after he suffered a beating from the Basham Brothers on the January 8, 2004 episode of SmackDown!. Actor. Juventud ended up losing the match for his team when he tapped out to Masato Yoshino. Guerrera will be the third labor of Jericho as chosen by MJF. [25] Guerrero participated in a tournament for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship and defeated DDP in the final round at Starrcade to win the United States title in December 1996. [31] Guerrero demanded a rematch for the title. Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2016. [14] The next day, they had their last match which ended in a draw in a two out of three falls match at the ECW Arena. Then, the two won the Tag Team titles in their first match as partners. One of the great Hispanic wrestlers, Eddie Guerrero grew up part of the famous wrestling family: The Guerreros. Flair would enter at No. establishing themselves as faces. After the match, the locker room emptied and the two were carried around the ring by their fellow wrestlers while the crowd chanted "please don't go". "Thank you my fans, my family, my friends. Chyna was upset when Guerrero pinned her to advance in the King of the Ring tournament. [54] Just when it appeared that Chyna would leave Guerrero, he proposed to her and she accepted. On November 13, 2005, Guerrero was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Marriott Hotel City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by his nephew, Chavo. Like, Comment, Subscribe please : ) Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Guerrero's father allowed him and his nephew Chavo to wrestle each other during intermissions. Match. Juventud Guerrera lost the title on February 6, 2013, in Milan, being defeated by Giuseppe "King" Danza in 50 seconds. Despite being a heel for most of his career, he was popular in and out of the ring and was at the peak of his career as a face during 20032005, becoming the top wrestler on the SmackDown brand in 2004. [1] Gonzlez is the son of Fuerza Guerrera, and he had problems with his father since the 90s, when he decided to wrestle in the USA. [3] Guerrero's gimmick was that of a "Latino Heat", a crafty, resourceful wrestler who would do anything to win a match. Gonzlez Hernndez is divorced and has a son. [50] At Mayhem, the Animals lost to Revolution in a mixed tag team elimination match. By clicking Accept All Cookies, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. [131][132] Many expected the new champions to defend their title at WrestleMania 21, but after encouragement from Chavo,[133][134] Guerrero challenged Mysterio to a one-on-one match instead so they could "bring the house down". "I wanted to go with the mask, but I wanted to do something different," Guerrera said. for the World Heavyweight Championship, in which Guerrero had been booked to win the title so Batista could take time off to heal from an injured back[citation needed], but that was later denied by Batista in his own book. [54] [111][126] Guerrero then allied himself with Big Show. On October 9, 2018, his brother, Hijo de Fuerza Guerrera, and sister, Fuerza Guerrera were announced as professional wrestling heirs to their father. [111][127] General Manager Theodore Long booked a Survivor Series Elimination match between a team led by Guerrero and a team led by Angle. Much to Benoit's surprise, Los Guerreros helped him win the match. Announced last week as the third 'Labor of Jericho' by MJF . A few luchadores lost their masks while at World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the nineties. Each week Angle and his new allies Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak began targeting Guerrero and Big Show. Guerrero then appeared in the room and assaulted Benoit with a steel chair. Guerrero performed in Mexico and Japan for several major professional wrestling promotions, and in the United States he performed for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and most notably World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE). [9], Guerrero won the ECW World Television Championship from 2 Cold Scorpio in his debut match for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on April 8, 1995, at Three Way Dance. WWE SMACKDOWN! He received a shot at the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion The Great Sasuke at Skydiving J, but lost the match. In the 21st century, Hector was a part of Total Nonstop Action as both a commentator and a manager of the LAX. [142] During that time he now had a dark comical gimmick. In August 2008, Juventud held a press conference to announce his departure from AAA to compete on the Mexican independent circuit. Guerrero started wrestling on the independent circuit after his release from the WWF. [35] After retaining the title against Dean Malenko in the opening bout of Starrcade in December 1997,[36] Guerrero dropped the title to ltimo Dragn the following day on the December 29 episode of Nitro. He also made note to dedicate his match next week to a late colleague. [54], Guerrero turned heel again as a result of the incident. In March, Guerrero, who was wrestling as a heel, began pursuing the affections of Chyna, who he referred to as his "Mamacita". On July 28, 2021, Guerrera was announced for a match against Chris Jericho at All Elite Wrestling's August 4, 2021 "Homecoming" event in which the latter is required to perform a finishing maneuver from the top rope. The trio called themselves MAD. Guerrero was one of the final nine men in the battle royal (notably being one of only two men in the group to be under the age of 35, the other being The Giant) until he was tossed out of the ring by Four Horsemen members. Juventud Guerrera y Marco Corleone las sorpresas. [22] He feuded with Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen during 1996 after Guerrero's partner Arn Anderson turned on him during a tag team match against Ric Flair and Randy Savage. He opened up about what went wrong with the group and why he ultimately got released., Juventud Guerrera Dedicates Upcoming AEW Match To Eddie Guerrero, next week's Dynamite to wrestle former rival Chris Jericho, the LWO (Latino World Order) faction in late 1998. [53] During his first match with the WWF, a tag team match with Perry Saturn against The New Age Outlaws, Guerrero performed a frog splash off the top rope and dislocated his elbow when he landed the move; as a result, he was sidelined for several weeks. When it was announced Tajiri would join Eddie to face Team Angle at Judgment Day, most fans were left scratching their heads. ", "AAA Rey de Reyes (Cobetura y Resultados 18 de marzo de 2012) Quien ganara el torneo Rey de Reyes 2012? He recalled how he felt on the AEW entrance ramp as he was entering the ring for the match. [70] He vacated the WWA Cruiserweight title in April 2002 after returning to the WWF. After his return on the May 31, 1999 episode of Monday Nitro, Guerrero became a founding member of the Filthy Animals alongside Rey Mysterio Jr. and Konnan. [113], When Chris Benoit jumped to the Raw brand after winning the Royal Rumble match, using his title shot to go for Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship, Guerrero won a 15-man Royal Rumble match on the January 29, 2004 episode of SmackDown! [11] Guerrero lost the ECW Television Championship back to 2 Cold Scorpio on August 25. During the course of the match, Angle knocked down Chyna with the title belt and Guerrero laid on top of her to try to revive her. At the Great American Bash on July 24, The Mexicools defeated the newly reunited Blue World Order (Big Stevie Cool, Da Blue Guy, and Hollywood Nova) in a six-man tag team match. [45], Despite his success and popularity, Guerrero had been one of many wrestlers who were frustrated at never being given a chance to be main event stars in WCW. Guerrero was victorious over Saturn by disqualification in a singles match at Halloween Havoc. In one of the team's definitive moments, Chavo told Benoit that his former friend Guerrero was assaulted by his tag team partner Angle. [91][97] They also defeated Roddy Piper and his protg Sean O'Haire in Madison Square Garden on the June 26 episode of SmackDown!. The night after WrestleMania 2000, on the April 3, 2000 episode of Raw Is War, Guerrero faced off against Jericho for the European Championship. The highlight of his career was winning the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar at No Way Out 2004. Guerrera would also take part in the 2003 Super X Cup, where he advanced all the way to the finals before being ultimately defeated by Chris Sabin. @luchalibreaaa #HroesInmortales", "Llega la "Anarqua" de Juventud Guerrera a AAA! [29] His reign came to an end at Uncensored when Dean Malenko defeated him for the title. Guerrero defeated Reigns in a singles match at No Mercy. The following week by week of The Mexicools interrupting matches and beating down seemingly random WWE Superstars and cutting promos. He has since defended it in many triple threat matches usually with PAC and Sper Nova and a few single matches with Sper Nova (all of which he has won so far). Juventud quickly established himself as the mouthpiece/leader of the group and began using his old nickname "The Juice". telling Dominik and the audience that Guerrero was his real father. [2] Along with Barr, Konnan, Chicano Power, and Madonna's Boyfriend, Guerrero formed los Gringos Locos ("the Crazy Americans"), a villainous stable. results September 11, 2003", "Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero for the WWE World Championship", "Eddie Guerrero's first WWE World Championship reign", "Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Guerrero spent his early career wrestling in Mexican promotions and forming a popular tag team with Art Barr. A prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family, being the son of first-generation wrestler Gory Guerrero. At No Way Out, the four men faced each other in a fatal four-way match, which Jericho won. Guerrero later competed in a tournament for the WWE U.S. Championship in July 2003. At No Way Out, Guerrero defeated Lesnar in a shocking upset victory in the main event to win the WWE Championship. The duo entered the eight-team tournament for the new WWE Tag Team Championship, sneaking past Rikishi and Mark Henry in the opening round,[85][86][87] before starting a feud with the newly formed tag team of Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit. Guerrero and Saturn had originally been booked to defeat The New Age Outlaws, but due to his injury, Guerrero panicked and told Road Dogg, who was in the tag team match with Billy Gunn against Guerrero and Saturn, to immediately pin him. At No Way Out, Guerrero teamed up with longtime friend and sometimes rival, Rey Mysterio and defeated the Basham Brothers to win his final title, the WWE Tag Team Championship for a fourth time, with it being Mysterio's third reign. Early in his career, Guerrera was a mainstay in the Asistencia Asesora y Administracin (AAA) promotion. Following his release from WCW in 2000, Guerrera would go on to work AAA, CMLL, Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan and WWE.

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