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Guerrero is regarded as one of wrestling's greatest and he died in November 2005, aged 38.
He was still active at the time and fans were left rocked by his death - which ended a career far too soon.
Some users on Twitter have since claimed 'Latino Heat' is only looked at so fondly because of his tragic death.
One user tweeted: "Eddie Guerrero was a B+ player at best and people only hold him in such high regard because he is dead."
While another added: "He wasn't popular with anyone at the time. Only after he died."
The comments have received massive backlash and fans across the world managed to get Guerrero trending on Monday.
Legends such as Mick Foley also weighed in on the debate and slammed anyone trying to dismiss Guerrero's talent in the ring.
Eddie Guerrero was an A+ player.- Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) July 25, 2021
End of discussion.
Them: "Eddie Guerrero is a B+ player"- Cream Team (@JuliMiyagi) July 25, 2021
Tell me you never watched an Eddie Guerrero match or segment without telling me you never watched an Eddie Guerrero match or segment pic.twitter.com/TYMHBpdoaX- James (@Journeyman__jay) July 25, 2021
Eddie Guerrero was a master of his craft and an incredible talent. In the ring and on the mic, he was top tier.- Just Talk Wrestling (@JustTalkWrestle) July 25, 2021
Disrespecting his name for likes or clout isn't clever or wise, it shows you don't know what you're talking about.pic.twitter.com/EcxIcocL0T
If you're slandering Eddie Guerrero you have no place in the IWC.- Fiending For Followers :bangbang: (@Fiend4FoIIows) July 25, 2021
Eddie Guerrero slander is not ok here . pic.twitter.com/uDRpWNjpH1- Soᥲᥕᥲx:sparkles: (@Soawax_) July 25, 2021
Eddie Guerrero was an all-timer. I don't care which era we're talking about, either. Humble babyface Eddie, greasy mullet wearing Gravitron operator Eddie, Latino Heat Eddie...all-timer. https://t.co/95wYquZdMs- Just Ducky (@duckbozard) July 25, 2021
Eddie Guerrero is the GOAT. :punch:☠️:flag_mx: pic.twitter.com/8MJNv1Uycb- SANTOS ESCOBAR:skull::flag_mx: (@EscobarWWE) July 25, 2021
Guerrero entered the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, just a few months after his death.
The standout moment of his career came at No Way Out 2004, when he defeated Brock Lesnar to win his only WWE Championship.
Other notable championships include the Intercontinental title as well as Tag Title runs with nephew Chavo Guerrero and close friend Rey Mysterio.
Guerrero lied, cheated, and stole his way into the hearts of wrestling fans and they'll remember his work forever.
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