The early word is that tapings for both shows will have to be revised, especially in the case of SmackDown where Guerrero was scheduled to face Batista and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat for the World Heavyweight Title.
WWE.com immediately edited some things on the website due to his death. There was a big banner on the WWE.com television shows page earlier this morning featuring a collage of Smackdown wrestlers teaming up at Survivor Series in the interpromotional match. It has since edited off for a simple banner of the Raw logo. Guerrero’s profile is still up on WWE.com, although, it’s been modified a bit. It now it features a big R.I.P. banner.
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There are numerous media outlets reporting the death of Eddie Guerrero, including an AP article that is making the rounds and can be viewed duluthsuperior.com. The AP piece doesn’t have any new information and mostly just gives information provided by WWE.com.
KTSM-NBC El Paso, has a brief mention, only adding that Guerreo is a local at ktsm.com.
KDKA-CBS Pittsburgh also adds that according to Minneapolis Police Department, they were unable to revive Guerrero. View that story at kdka.com.
Sun Media’s Slam! Wrestling in Canada mentions the majority of his family that was in wrestling an saying that Guerrero has had deamons in the past. It also usses a WCCO-TV report in their article http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/
In fact, Eddie Guerrero’s death is the lead story over on the WCCO Website. It resembles most of the KDKA article (as it is part of MMV) but it also notes that they were in town for the Supershow tonight. Visit wcco.com for the article.
The Sun in the UK has a bit more of a lengthy article (thesun.co.uk). The Sun article, which has a bit more of a history on Guerrero and uses the reports of Chavo finding Eddie at 7am, notes that it was expected that Eddie Guerrero was to win the World Heavyweight Championship tonight at the Smackdown tapings from Batista in what was scheduled to be a Triple Threat Match, too also include Randy Orton.
Additionally, Italin TV Blog It also has a piece on Guerrero, in both English and Italian tvblog.it.
TheMinneaplos Star Tribune has a lengthy piece on Guerrero (www.startribune.com). The article talks about his past drug escapades and car accident. It also talks about the USA Today article from last year about steroids in wrestling as well as comparing Guerrero’s death to some of the recent wrestling deaths including Curt Hennig, Davey Boy Smith, Louie Spicolli, Rick Due and Pillman.
MANY more articles will be coming including AP stories in the next few days. We’ll be sure to cover this story as much as possible.
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