Sunday, November 13, 2005

Wrestling - Eddie Guerrero Dead.

Former WWE champion Eddie Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room early this morning; he was 38. The cause of death is still unknown - Eddie had had substance abuse issues in the past which, it seemed, he had conquered.

Storylines on this weeks' Raw and Smackdown shows will be suspended, and tribute matches and comments will be aired. Eddie was, incidentally, due to win the World Championship from Batista at the Smackdown taping this week.

I still find wrestling deaths deeply deeply shocking, since they can - as we see - be extremely sudden, and because we simply follow these men week after week, following the ups and downs of their career and often their personal lives. These ain't just our favourite actors.

I still can't believe he's gone, at the height of his career too. I'll probably post a more detailed column later, but for now I'm just numb.

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