Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Wrestling - Guerrero Cause of Death Announced.
Heart disease. Caused by years of drug and alcohol abuse.
The official word from Mrs. Latino Heat.
Eddie famously put himself under huge pressure to succeed, suffering (it emerged) a near nervous breakdown during his WWE Championship reign in 2004.
He took it so to heart that profit numbers were down while he was the company's figurehead while, ironically, he was producing the highest quality main-event in-ring action since Shawn Michaels in 1997.
It saddens me so much that the demands of commercial success, above and beyond actual quality, can directly contribute to the death of a man (or, to be fatuous, a Fox-network comedy show).