WWE Championship Series Match- Kurt Angle vs. Eddie Guerrero from WWE Smackdown! 4-15-2005
This is part of a mini tournament for the chance to challenge John Cena. Feeling out process to start and Angle overpowers Eddie. Eddie works over the arm of Angle and he grabs the Cross arm breaker but Angle counters into a roll-up for 2 to break. Hip toss by Eddie and Angle bails. Back in, Eddie hits another hip toss and he arm drags Angle into the arm bar. Angle escapes so Eddie catches him with the Three Amigos. Eddie goes up for the Frog Splash but Angle bails as we go to break.
Back and Angle hits some uppercuts. Angle hammers away on Eddie in the corner and he steps on the back of Eddie. Suplex by Angle gets 2 and he goes to a rear waist lock. Eddie fights out so Angle hits an overhead belly to belly suplex. Angle goes for the Angle Slam but Eddie counters into a hurricanrana for 2. The kick out sends Eddie into the ref and the ref is hurt. Eddie grabs a chair and he tosses it at Angle. The ref doesn’t see it so they play hot potato with the chair. Eddie plays dead but Angle dumps the chair out of the ring to hide the evidence. The ref still sees it and questions Angle, allowing Eddie to roll him up for 2!!! Tilt-a-whirl headscissors by Eddie and he hits some rights. Release German suplex by Angle gets 2. Backbreaker by Angle gets 2 as Eddie gets his foot on the bottom rope. Snap mare and Angle grabs a bodyscissors. Eddie fights out and Eddie charges in the corner but misses. Release German suplex by Angle gets 2. Angle puts Eddie on top and he follows up. Eddie fights Angle off and he goes for the Frog Splash but eats knees!!! Angle covers for 2 as Eddie gets his foot on the ropes as we go to break.
Back and Angle slams Eddie for 2. Rear waist lock by Angle but Eddie starts to fight out again. Angle goes for the Angle Slam but Eddie counters it into a DDT. They slug it out and Eddie hits Two Amigos as Angle escapes the third and hits the Angle Slam for 2!!! Eddie catches Angle with a small package for 2!!! Roll-up by Eddie gets 2!!! Rolling German suplexes by Angle gets 2. Eddie counters an Angle Slam into an arm drag and he hits the Three Amigos. Eddie goes up and hits the Frog Splash for 2!!! Angle goes for the Ankle Lock but Eddie blocks. Small package by Eddie gets 2!!! Angle finally catches him in the Ankle Lock and he rolls through, sending Angle crashing into the ref. Angle grabs the chair but Rey Mysterio comes out and takes him out with a seated senton. Rey grabs the chair which forces Angle to bail. Rey goes to help Eddie but Eddie gets nervous when he sees Rey with the chair. The distraction allows Angle to shove Rey and the chair into Eddie for 3!!! Winner- Kurt Angle **** ( Oh man, that was an awesome wrestling match. The hot near falls, the great chain wrestling exchanges, and fun comedy made for an absolute blast of a match. Not a big fan of the finish but it helped keep building toward the Eddie/Rey split. )
Steel Cage Match-Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio from WWE Smackdown! 9-9-2005
Eddie attacks to start but Rey fights back with rights. Eddie sends Rey into the cage and Eddie drives Rey head first into the cage multiple times. Springboard moonsault press attempt is block but Rey catches Eddie with an arm drag to come back. Monkeyflip by Rey and Rey wants to do the 619 but he can’t because of the cage. Dropkick by Rey gets 2. Rey climbs but Eddie stops him and follows up. Eddie goes for a super electric chair but Rey counters into a sunset flip powerbomb off the top. Rey climbs again but Eddie stops him again. He pulls Rey down causing his leg to get caught in the ropes. Rey is in pain as we go to break.
Back and Eddie begins to climb but Rey stops him. Rey follows up and Eddie takes him down with a side Russian leg sweep off the top. Eddie presses Rey but Rey hangs onto the cage and begins to climb. Eddie stops him and they slug it out on top of the cage. Rey tries to get to the floor but Eddie holds on to Rey and drags him back to the top. Rey dropkicks Eddie taking both men crashing to the mat. They slug it out and Eddie hits a DDT on Rey. Eddie goes for the door but Rey stops him. Wheelbarrow bulldog by Rey and both men are down as we go to break.
Back and Rey climbs the cage. Eddie follows up and goes for a super powerbomb but Rey blocks. Rey tries to climb over the cage but Eddie stops him. Frankensteiner off the top by Rey and he climbs. Eddie follows and Rey misses a crossbody off the top of the cage!!!! Eddie goes for the door and he almost down the steps but he stops and reenters the cage. Eddie goes up and hits the Frog Splash for 3!!! Winner- Eddie Guerrero ***3/4 ( Great match that concluded their summer long feud. A good mix of high impact maneuvers with good brawling to show the hate that these two have for each other. I loved the finish since Eddie’s whole obsession for the feud was beating Rey and he decided to do it definitively instead of winning the cheap way by escaping the cage.)
Survivor Series Qualifying Match-Mr. Kennedy vs. Eddie Guerrero from WWE Smackdown! 11-11-2005
This is Eddie’s last match and the winner of this match joins Batista’s team at the Survivor Series. Drop toe hold by Eddie and he goes for the STF but Kennedy grabs the ropes to block. Hammerlock by Eddie but again Kennedy goes to the ropes to break. Kennedy slaps Eddie so Eddie pokes the eye to return the favor. Eddie hammers away on Kennedy and knocks him down with an uppercut. Eddie chokes Kennedy with the tag rope but Kennedy pulls Eddie into the turnbuckle to come back. Kennedy chokes Eddie with his boot in the corner and he hits a face wash in the corner. Kennedy covers for 2 and Kennedy goes to the hammerlock. Eddie elbows out and hits a back suplex to come back. Eddie cleans house and hits Two Amigos. Kennedy escapes the third and charges in the corner but eats elbow. Rights by Kennedy but Eddie sends him into the ref to stop that. Eddie grabs a chair but he sees the ref is recovering, so he tosses the chair at Kennedy. The ref sees Kennedy with the chair and he calls for the DQ!!! Winner by DQ- Eddie Guerrero ** ( Eddie went out doing what he did best: Lying, Cheating, and Stealing.)
The 411: The real Eddie Guerrero set to get is Cheating Death, Stealing Life which has an incredible documentary on Eddie's comeback plus most of Eddie's all-time great matches. However, this is still a pretty sweet collection of matches from Eddie's career and reminded me of just how great a worker Eddie was. This set is well worth your time with some classic matches and is a great symbol o the greatness of Eddie Guerrero.