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16 Years Since Eddie Guerrero's Death We Celebrate His Incredible WWE Title Winning Moment

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16 Years Since Eddie Guerrero's Death We Celebrate His Incredible WWE Title Winning Moment

Eddie Guerrero lied, stole and cheated his way into our hearts as a WWE superstar before his tragic death 16 years ago today.

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Guerrero is one of the greatest wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the famed 'squared circle,' providing hours of entertainment to millions as one of the best technicians.

Latino Heat was as well known for his charisma and personality as his ability as a wrestler and he was loved by WWE fans around the world.

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He tragically died, aged just 38, in 2005 from an acute heart failure, just five days after his final ever match, defeating Mr Kennedy on SmackDown.

Guerrero had famous rivalries with Rey Mysterio, Batista, Chyna and JBL but his most iconic match came against Brock Lesnar, in which he won his only ever WWE Championship.

It came at the No Way Out pay-per-view in February 2004, in a half an hour match in which the Mexican-American spent a large amount of time being battered.

However he came out on top, thanks to some interference from Goldberg, and the final three count was met with an amazing outpouring of emotion from the fans.

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As well as the incredible moment he won the title, the fans would get another chance to celebrate the win a few nights later.

His first entrance on SmackDown after becoming the champion is just as emotionally charged and gave a new set of fans the chance to bask in his glory.

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Guerrero would go on to defend the title a month later at WrestleMania XX, beating Kurt Angle at Madison Square Garden in one of the main events.

The show finished with an image that was iconic at the time but became tragic not too long after, with Guerrero hugging friend Chris Benoit, who won the World Heavyweight Championship on the same night.

Both men were dead just over three years after the moment, both tragically, both in extremely different circumstances.

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Guerrero's title win remains one of the great moments in wrestling history and the anniversary of his untimely death always allows people to celebrate the memory of his life, and the moment everyone best remembers him for.

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A great man and a wonderful talent was taken away from us far too early, 16 years ago today, Viva la Raza forever!

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: WWE, Wrestling

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