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WWE: Y2J, Batista & Molly Holly All Pay Tribute To Eddie

– Chris Jericho posted the following message on his official website.

I am devastated by the news of Eddy’s passing and I am so sad…

I’ve lost a lot of friends over the years but this one hurts the most by far.

I had the pleasure of meeting Eddy in Mexico City almost 14 years ago and we’ve been close ever since (although it didn’t start that way!)  He is one of my favorite people that I’ve ever met in the wrestling business, as well one of the greatest performers I’ve ever seen and had the pleasure to work with.  One of my favorite times in my career was when Eddy and I were an under utilized, under pushed, hell, almost non-existent tag team, that were thrown together randomly in WCW.  But there was a chemistry there that existed because we had mutual respect for each other and we both loved what we were doing.  One of my most cherished matches was myself and Eddy vs Chris and Dean in Knoxville, on a benefit show for our dear friend Brian Hildebrand. All four of us started the same way and had the same love and respect for the business, for Brian and for each other…it was a magical night.  My best match of 1997 was against Ed at Fall Brawl that year.  He was as talented as they come and a true class act.

He was also so humble and a true family man and most importantly a warrior for God.  He taught me so much about wrestling and about being a man and it is an honor to call him a true brother and friend.

I have so many classic Eddy stories that I would love to share, but instead I’m just going to go and cry myself to sleep remembering what an awesome human being Eddy was and will always be…

May God bless your family and your soul and may he keep you safe forever putillo falso….I love you my brother…

Love your chapete

– Batista has had the following message posted on his official website.

Eddie Guerrero, 1967-2005

I would like to pay tribute to my very good friend, Eddie Guerrero, who sadly passed away on Sunday morning. Eddie was a joy to work with, and I ask you all to keep Eddie’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. We’ll all miss you Eddie!

Dave Batista

– Nora Greenwald (Molly Holly) had the following to say about Eddie.

I will miss Eddie very much. My favorite professional moment of his was his match with Rey Mysterio at the 1997 Halloween Havoc. A personal memory I will never forget, is one time on a tour bus overseas, he shared some Bible verses with me and we had a good discussion about life. I am so thankful I was able to know Eddie personally, and am especially thankful I got to give him a hug the night before he passed away. Nora Greenwald