A lot of history came together, as a member of one of pro wrestling’s most famous families broke a life long size barrier to international superstardom in what is country’s oldest major wrestling arena, and among the business’ all-time most historical buildings.
A few years ago, even though he was as talented as any wrestler in the business, Eddy Guerrero would have been just about the last person anyone would think would ever win a WWF heavyweight championship. Quite frankly, he wouldn’t have even been considered as a possible main eventer due to his size, the same tag line about him that has been said literally since he was a skinny 19-year-old wrestling in Juarez. And even with his newfound popularity, Guerrero had never even headlined a PPV show until 2/14, the night he captured the WWE championship from Brock Lesnar at the Cow Palace.
The win capped 50 years since the first time a Guerrero had challenged for a world heavyweight title, when Eddie’s father, Salvador “Gori” Guerrero, challenged Lou Thesz at Arena Mexico in 1954.