• Former WWE Writer Recalls Facing Eddie Guerrero On SmackDown
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs (who was fired from WWE in October of this year for posting a photo with the Bullet Club on Instagram and promoting their Raw invasion) recalled facing the late great Eddie Guerrero on SmackDown back in 2005.
Below is what he said:
“My first time wrestling in a WWE ring was in 2005 when I wrestled Eddie Guerrero on SmackDown. They were doing a program with him and Rey Mysterio, and I was just at the show hanging out with my buddy Paul London in Pennsylvania, and they needed someone to work with Eddie.
Couple of guys had seen me before; they looked me up and down and told me that I was working with Eddie Guerrero tonight and it was an awesome experience. I was 21 years old. I had attended the show not expecting to work and then all of a sudden I was in a match with one of the best performers ever.
I went up to Eddie Guerrero and introduced myself and told him that I think we are going to be working together tonight, and he thanked me for wanting to be in the match with him.
He said that he wanted to apologize because the match needed to be all about him, but wanted to thank me anyway for doing it, like I was doing him a favor or something.He said to me that God-willing we will work together again in the future under better circumstances.
He had given Rey the brainbuster on the steps the week before, he had taken Rey’s mask. This week he comes to the ring with Rey’s mask, and he wrestles this kid while putting on Rey’s mask on me and beat the s**t out of me while I had Rey’s mask on.”
You can watch this match below:
• Former WWE Champion Suffering From Career Shortening Injury
Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer & Bryan Alvarez discussed Raw Tag Team Champion Sheamus’ injury. Below is their discussion:
Meltzer: He’s wrestling. He’s on tour but he’s been rehabbing his neck. He’s got spinal stenosis. That’s not a good thing. It’s probably career shortening. As far as how long he can go, I mean he’s already in his late 30s.
So you don’t know. Spinal stenosis is a bad thing when you get older and it has ended some careers prematurely. But guys have worked on it for years as well. So it’s not like he’s done now. But it’s not a good thing.
Alvarez: There have been clips of him I guess just getting his neck stretched out, I guess stretch his spine out. Stenosis is basically the narrowing of the spine. Do we know if there have been any kind of breakthroughs in treating spinal stenosis since Austin and various other guys went down to it years and years ago?
Meltzer: I don’t know. I haven’t studied that one. So I don’t have an answer.