Mourning is not forgetting… It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.
Why in the name of god would somebody create a photoset like this!? D:
Context: Eddie Guerrero was a very popular wrestler who died suddenly in 2005 of heart failure. After he died, WWE decided to turn both their TV shows - Raw and Smackdown - into tribute shows for that week. Both were utterly heartbreaking and devastating to the feels. All the storylines, feuds, etc. were suspended for that week and wrestlers only had to compete if they wanted to, which most of the did. So all the matches on Raw and Smackdown were effectively tributes in Eddie’s memory.
It probably seems odd to non-wrestling fans that they’re reaction to his death was to “rassle”, but that’s how that was their coping mechanism, that was how they dealt with the pain. The thing you have to understand is that these guys and girls are on the road for like 300 days a year and it’s natural that they grow close to one another, so when one of them dies, it affects them more than people on the outside think.
Anyway, in between the matches, they would air these videos that were recorded after news of Eddie’s death broke. They were just of different wrestlers saying goodbye, telling little stories about Eddie and what he was like in real life and everything. These videos were just heartbreaking because all of the wrestlers would break down and bawl like babies.
The tribute show on Smackdown added an extra punch to the feels. Part of Eddie’s gimmick was that he would drive to the ring in a lowrider. For the tribute show, they had the car parked in front of the ring and every wrestler who came down to the ring for their match would stop beside the car and just stare at it for a moment. I think almost all, if not all of them, would reach out and either pat the hood or rest their hand on it.
God, I was in tears during those two nights.
I was in college and had stopped watching WWE shows at this point and time. But when I heard the News about the death of Eddie I had to watch Raw/Smackdown. Just to remember like everybody else who tuned in that week. All my feels bruh, could not contain them, especially when Chavo was out there.