Shawn Michaels Comments On Scrapped Eddie Guerrero Match

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Shawn Michaels’ WWE career can’t be matched, with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ having wrestled a who’s who of all-time greats. From acclaimed WrestleMania affairs vs. Bret Hart and The Undertaker, to forgotten classics opposite Kurt Angle and Triple H, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer is a celebrated performer for a reason.

One performer he sadly never got the chance to face one-on-one, however, was the late Eddie Guerrero. The one-time WWE Champion tragically passed away in November 2005 at just 38-years-old but similarly, he had made a lasting impression on the wrestling industry for his work ethic and list of in-ring clinics against – again – a litany of wrestling legends.

Speaking during a post-NXT Halloween Havoc conference call, Shawn Michaels stated that although he knows there would have been a slight argument as to who would put who over, a match with Eddie Guerrero would have been incredible for him:

“I’ve heard somebody pitched it at a creative meeting. It would’ve been a blast to do. Where we were at later on in our careers, we probably would’ve argued about who was putting who over. Neither one of us would’ve had a problem, that’s for sure. It would be my honor to put Eddie Guerrero over.”

Shawn Michaels Vs. Eddie Guerrero Was Pitched For WrestleMania 22

As detailed by WWE Executive Director Bruce Prichard on an edition of his Something To Wrestle With podcast, a match pitting Shawn Michaels against Eddie Guerrero was indeed pitched. It was internally planned for WrestleMania 22, which took place mere months after Eddie’s heartwrenching passing:

“It was kicked around as a possibility because they had never worked together, and that was, at least in my head, a dream match. That was one of those that I definitely would have loved to see.”

Shawn Michaels instead wrestled then-WWE boss Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match at ‘Mania 22. As for Eddie Guerrero, his WrestleMania history included memorable outings vs. Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio.

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