Seeing Sting finally in a WWE ring this week got me thinking about some of my favorite wrestlers. I've spent time with quite a few of them: Terry Funk, Ric Flair, The Big Show and Triple H.  As cool as these gentlemen are, I don't think I've ever met a gentler soul than Eddie Guerrero.

I'm not one of those wrestling fans that knows what's going on behind the scenes. I'd just put wrestling on while I was babysitting or something because you can follow the story while you're caring for kids.

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Well, one Saturday or Sunday I came up to the radio station to interview Eddie Guerrero.  Eddie was the sweetest. I asked him about his time away from the WWE and he just opened up and started telling me about his fight with alcohol and painkillers.

It was a bit of a shock because I had no idea at all that he had these problems. The guy just felt like he came through hell and felt like he could help people by telling his story.

Even more importantly than him sharing his story was that he had a way of making you feel like you knew him your entire life.

The guy was a hugger, a bro and one of the best of the best. We lost Eddie November 13, 2005 at the age of 38.


P.S. I don't know who ended up with the autographed guitar, but they truly have a one-of-a-kind souvenir from a one-of-a-kind gentleman.