Eddie Guerrero Wouldn’t Like Modern Wrestling, According To Ex-WWE Referee

Eddie Guerrero with WWE Undisputed Championship

According to a former WWE official, Eddie Guerrero wouldn’t be a fan of the way wrestling is in 2022.

At the time of his passing in 2005, Eddie Guerrero had crafted a wrestling career which had him revered as one of the top competitors out there, having competed in high-profile contests all around the world.

‘Latino Heat’ helped to bring a style of wrestling to the United States which hadn’t been seen until that point, as well as working with the likes of Rey Mysterio and Dean Malenko to prove that smaller wrestlers had a place in the industry.

Following spells in ECW and WCW, Eddie Guerrero moved to WWE in 2000 and went on to win the WWWE Championship in 2004.

Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, Reffin’ It Up with Brian Hebner, the former WWE official talked about Eddie Guerrero’s career, and how his style would have fitted in to the modern era.

Hebner explained why there are a number of reason he feels the WWE Hall Of Famer would his disliked the way wrestling has progressed.

No, I don’t (think he would be happy with it.). I think Eddie would like it, but not love it. I think the current style that’s used is not something he would be particularly happy about, in my opinion. What I’m talking about is the crash and burn [and] no sells. Everybody kicks out of everybody’s finish. I just don’t think that’s Eddie Guerrero.

Looking back at Guerrero’s WWE Championship victory, Hebner explained that ratings played a major factor in the decision, alongside his ability.

They were doing a lot of research picking up who was watching and where they were watching from. Eddie was a huge draw for that Latino audience and it was in some huge markets. A lot of that played into the fact that this is going to be the guy because this guy is bringing in ratings. I know people say they don’t want it to be about race. It wasn’t. It was about ratings. It wasn’t what he was or wasn’t. It was about what he was doing to multiple cultures of people. So it made sense to want to lean towards putting the belt on Eddie at this time.

Eddie Guerrero defeated Brock Lesnar at No Way Out 2004 to win the WWE Championship, and also went on to retain the title in a classic contest against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX.

With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.