Chris Jericho tells a story about his first meeting with Eddie Guerrero

Jan 2, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

“Hector Guerrero, Eddie’s brother, was in charge of taking care of me (in CMLL and) all I ever heard was, ‘Eddie Guerrero nicest guy. Best guy. Such a good worker. Cool guy. Best guy.’ So, I’m with Hector and after a show we come back and he says, ‘Hey, Eddie’s in my room. He’s staying with us and Eddie was working for AAA with you guys. You want to come meet him?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah! Eddie Guerrero, he’s like a super nice guy, everyone’s told me.’ I go up to the room, open the door. Eddie’s standing there just wearing tighty whities and nothing else and he’s loaded. He’s drunk, which I never got to meet Eddie Guerrero the first time. I got to meet Eddie The Giant. Eddie The Giant is what we called Eddie when he was loaded. I go in the room. Hector goes, ‘This is my brother Eddie.’ Eddie’s standing there. Eddie had this almost hunch back, but the biggest latch you’d ever seen….’What’s your name?’ ‘My name is Corazon de Leon, but that’s just Spanish for Lion Heart.’ My real name is, ‘Chris.’ He goes, ‘I’m Spanish. I know what Corazon de Leon means.’ {*laughter*} He goes, ‘You think your s–t don’t stink? {*laughter*} That was a big Eddie line, ‘You think your s–t don’t stink?’ I’m like, ‘No! My s–t stinks.’ He was so mad at me because when he asked me what my name was I didn’t know if he meant my wrestling name or my real name. About 5-10 minutes later, he’s passed out. Next morning, I’m downstairs eating breakfast. He comes downstairs, ‘Hey Eddie.’ He goes, ‘Hey, I just want to apologize for what I did. I don’t remember what I did, but I’m sure I did something bad, so I apologize.’ I was like, ‘Apology accepted. Sit down.’ We were friends ever since.”

Source: Talk Is Jericho podcast

(Transcription Credit: Michael McClead, WrestleZone)

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