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Chris Jericho Gave A Fitting Tribute To Eddie Guerrero On AEW And Vickie Responded To The Shoutout

Chris Jericho Gave A Fitting Tribute To Eddie Guerrero On AEW And Vickie Responded To The Shoutout

Chris Jericho sent out an incredible tribute to his old friend Eddie Guerrero in a promo on Wednesday's All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite.

WWE legend Guerrero was found unconscious in his hotel room in 2005 and passed away at the age of 38 as a result of acute heart failure.

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And former WCW superstar Jericho, who is the world champion of WWE's rival AEW, honoured Guerrero on his birthday.

The 48-year-old, whose real name is Christopher Keith Irvine, took to the ring with members of his faction and shouted down the microphone Guerrero's iconic "Viva La Raza" catchphrase.

Fans inside the Agganis Arena in Boston instantly reacted to Jericho's tribute and prompted them to chant "Eddie, Eddie!"

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The former WWE superstar's tribute also caught the eye of Guerrero's widow, Vickie, who responded to 'Y2J' on Twitter.

She tweeted: "@IAmJericho great segment! Loved the 'Viva La Raza' shout out! Eddie is smiling!!"

Vickie, who was an on-screen figure on WWE TV, opened up about Eddie's death on Prime Time With Sean Mooney in 2018.

She said: "He just ran five miles.

"He would run all the time and that next morning, which was Saturday... they had a TV and a pay-per-view and then they were headed to an international tour.

"I'm still in shock of how this even happened.

"It's unreal how you think you're just dropping him off at the airport and it's just another drop off.

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"You think he's gonna come home... Chavo [Guerrero] was on the flight and Chavo said he was in a great mood... it was just like any other flight going to a show.

"It was nothing different. It's pretty sad how this happened.

"Sunday, Eddie did call me. It was around 5:30 in the morning... that's my cue that he's already up for the day and when I missed his call, of course, we had no idea what was going on... they had rang the doorbell... WWE wanted me to go over, so me and the family wouldn't be by ourselves and that's when somebody told me...

"I kick myself that I missed that call because to me it was just another missed call. I'll call him later."

Featured Image Credit: TNT/WWE

Topics: chris jericho, Eddie Guerrero, AEW, WWE, WCW

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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