Chris Jericho on the episode also telling the story of Eddie Guerrero’s death


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Chris Jericho on the episode also telling the story of Eddie Guerrero’s death

Chris Jericho is a total of seven times world champion, having once held the WWF Championship and the AEW World Championship, twice the WCW Championship and three times the World Heavyweight Championship; he is also a nine-time Intercontinental Champion (realm record) and a two-time United States Champion, making him one of four wrestlers to complete the Grand Slam with both the old (fourth) and new (seventh) formats.

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Y2J reflected on the episode while also telling the story of Eddie Guerrero’s death: “There was a huge connection between Chris’ life and Eddie Guerrero’s life, and his death, so half the story is the story of Eddie and the other half is of Chris.

I think we did the right way of portraying this, reminding everyone there were people behind this, not just sensational murder coverage. There is a story to tell of a friendship and a family, and a guy that was not a monster.

This was someone you could trust and that was very respected in the wrestling community amongst his peers”. On November 13, 2005, Guerrero was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Marriott Hotel City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by his nephew, Chavo, who promptly attempted CPR.

Guerrero was pronounced dead upon paramedics arriving at the scene. An autopsy revealed that Guerrero died as a result of acute heart failure due to underlying atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. "Latino Heat" was the gimmick used by Guerrero during his heydays.

The gimmick was that he would do anything to win a bout, and in tandem with this, he also had a catchphrase that went, "I lie. I cheat."