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Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story
Cheating Death Stealing Life The Eddie Guerrero Story
Actor: Eddie Guerrero
Genres: Sports
NR     2004     5hr 0min

Mexican wrestler Eddie Guerrero has packed more incident and drama into his life than most folk would care for. Hugely popular in his native country he formed part of an acclaimed Mexican tag team who took the wrestling wo...  more »


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Actor: Eddie Guerrero
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Wrestling
Studio: WWE Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Think of it as every star is = to two stars
the one and only | I live south of Parts Unknown | 10/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Eddie Guerrero story is a surprisingly well done documentary of a 17 year veteran who dealt with the demons on the outside, and more importantly, the demons on the inside. It goes on to tell how Eddie overdosed on drugs more than once, and when he got into a near fatal car accident, only to fight back and eventually win the wwe championship in a triumphant victory.
The documentary is touching and inspiring, not to mention it is willing to throw in several funny moments and jokes that his relatives share with us. This is a great story and should be viewed by anyone who wants to know what its like for a Mexican wrestler and the different styles that the lucha libre brings to the world.

As for the extras, well, they are off the hook as well:
Disk One:

Hector, Chavo, and Mando Guerrero vs. Cactus Jack, and the Rock and Roll RPM's: Now when I say this match is old school, I mean it! Lets go back 16 years, to where even Mick Foley wasn't that well known and you have this decent six man tag team match. Eddie isn't in this, I think he is somewhere in his early teen years, but this is definately not bad of a match. Old School fans will enjoy this one. 7.5/10

Hair vs. Mask, Eddie Guerrero and Love Machine vs. Octagon and El Hijo Santo: This is another old match, 10 years ago, when masks and titles are on the line in this one. A back and forth battle, Eddie shows us how he wrestled when he was a rookie and how much he has changed nowadays. A good match. 8/10

2 out of 3 falls, Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko: Now this is probably the one match in ECW that was just the purest wrestling you will ever see. I think this was the last match these two would have in ECW. A great technical battle and should be viewed by rookie wrestlers who want a few tips. 9/10

Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Jericho: Very cool to see Jericho when he was still in WCW. A good match, some intense submission holds and lots of mat wrestling. Jericho is great and so is eddie. But why was there another ring next to the one they were using? Leave it to WCW to make things confusing. Anyway still a good match. 7.5/10

WCW Crusierweight Championship, Eddie vs. Rey Mysterio: The only good thing about WCW was the fact that they had the best crusierweights in the world. Rey and Eddie put on a fantastic show that had Rey's famous mask against Eddie's belt. A back and forth battle that had both men show off their skills. Eddie almost even ripped the mask off during the match. A great match that wont be forgotten. 9.5/10

Other extras have five short segments of Eddie and Chavo goofing off and have good times with: A woman and her baby, an old lady who needs her pool "cleaned," two preppy guys and thier hot gal pals!, two guys on the golf course, and a unfortunate man who gives them his car because he thought they were valet boys!

Plus three music videos; Finger Eleven-"One thing," Seether-"Gasoline," and Soil-"Redefine"


Hair vs. Hair, Eddie vs. Chavo Jr: Now this was a very "interesting match" Chavo seemed to lose it at the end and starts to shave off his own hair and kept telling Eddie that they could be twins if he wanted. Yeah, kinda creepy. But anyway a funny match in some spots. 7.5/10

Ladder Match for the Intercontinental championship: Now this was a good ladder match between Eddie and RVD. Two ladders and a chair was used in this in some very hard hitting moves. Eddie powerbombed RVD off the ladder, RVd gave Eddie a kick which sent the chair into eddie's face. A scary moment though when Eddie fell off the ladder and almost fell on one of the legs on the floor, and when RVd lost his balance and fell as well. A great ladder match. 9/10

Triple Threat Match at Survivor series '02: A good triple threat match between the Guerreros, Benoit and Angle, and Mysterio and Edge. Second best match of that ppv that night. Eddie and Guerrero won the titles and thats where the whole LIE CHEAT STEAL motto started in my opinion. An excellent tag match, though slow in some spots. 8.5/10

US title tournament finals, Eddie vs. Benoit at Vengeance 03: A great technical battle that has Eddie up to his old tricks again. He stole and cheated his way to victory, but that is what we should expect nowadays, right? A good match. 8/10

Eddie vs. Lesnar, No Way Out 04: Finally, after five months of listening to Lesnar brag all the time, eddie finally dethrones the former youngest wwe champion ever! A match that showed the little guy can always pick up a victory if your not careful! Good match and the celebration afterwards was awsome! 10/10

The extras have: Eddie's mother has a heart attack! Confidential moments: YJ stinger commercial of eddie and the party he had. A behind the scenes shot of a low rider commercial, and several interviews with relatives. Plus a look at his match at WM 20 and how the Guerreros lie cheat steal thing got started.

Finally, this is a DVd worth your money, lots of extras and some great matches, plus a great story equals a ten star DVd!

Eddie Guerrero October 9, 1967-November 13, 2005 R.I.P. Lat
Michael Freeman | Portland, Oregon | 11/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eddie was one of those guys that people liked at times and didn't like at times. But I have to say that overall, fans of all ages all over the world loved Eddie Guerrero. He was one of those few that when you heard his music, you couldn't help but leap to your feet & chant, "Eddie, Eddie, Eddie!" In my opinion, "Cheating Death, Stealing Life" is a true testament to who Eddie Guerrero is. He was one who was always open with his problems (alcohol, addiction). He is a true inspiration to all those who have encountered those types of problems. Just when he thought it was all over for him, a guiding light shined through and pulled him out of his rut and propelled him straight to the top of the mountain. After 17 years of hard work & perseverance, Eddie Guerrero earned the moniker "WWE Champion"! And I know that he will always be a champion in everybody's hearts. My condolences go out to his wife, kids, family and to the WWE. Eddie Guerrero was a great man, will always be a great man and will be missed. Goodbye, Latino Heat. Viva La Raza!"
RIP Eddie Guerrero
M. O'Callaghan | 11/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this DVD and his book (by the same name, coming out in December) and learn about this late, great wrestler and his great matches.

RIP Eddie...1967-2005
You Will Be Missed By All Eddie
J. Green | 11/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just to hear the sad news that not only one of the greatest today or even ever had passed on, I was so shocked. He was one of those superstars that could make you love him or hate. Thats why he will go down as one of the greatest in ring performers that will ever have stepped into the squared circle. This dvd collection of his greatest matches and his life will go down in history as one of the best ever. As one of his best friends of Chris Benoit said that his life was one that needed to be told. I was glad that Eddie's life was able to be told from the good times to the bad and back to good as he was able to win the WWE title. Eddie will be missed by not just the WWE fans, but by every fan that sits down and loves to watch a great match. Which he had with every wrestler that he ever wrestled.

RIP Eddie
We all hope to see you again"