Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and sequel to the critically acclaimed game, Call of Duty. It was developed by Infinity Ward, with contributions from Pi Studios, and was published by Activision on October 25, 2005 for the PC and November 22, 2005 for the Xbox 360. Call of Duty 2 takes place during World War II and features three campaigns where the player can be a soldier for the Soviet Army, the British Army, or the American Army. There is a Zboard available for the PC version of this game.

Call of Duty 2 was the highest selling Xbox 360 launch title selling 250,000 units in its first week of availability [1].

A single player demo featuring a mission in El Daba, Egypt (entitled "The End of the Beginning") from a British perspective was released on September 26, 2005. A special DVD Collectors' Edition also exists, which includes 'making of' documentaries and interviews.

Overview

Call of Duty 2 was designed with the intent to be less linear than its predecessor, with notably more open-ended environments and less scripted events that were a prominent aspect in Call of Duty. For this, a new advanced AI-system was developed, called "Battle Chatter System" that consists of more than 20,000 lines of dialogue that your comrades and enemies use. These lines aren't activated by scripted sequences: instead, the soldiers react to the environment and use the Battle Chatter System to communicate with each other, instead of having the AI-controlled characters communicate to each other via a form of telepathy. The player will also have to cope with problems in many different ways such as flanking an enemy position.

The gameplay is also more varied. The player has to take on unique tasks, such as repairing severed communication cables in the city of Stalingrad. In addition, the standard health meter in a first-person shooter was removed and replaced with a "shock" system. The new system allows the player to take a hit or two before blood seeps onto the screen. If the player manages to find cover and stay safe for approximately 5 seconds, the soldier will then become fully healed.

The game engine is built from scratch and supports bump mapping and dynamic lighting. It features a filter to produce realistic lighting, leading to special tactical gameplay elements, such as making it difficult to shoot enemies on a rooftop because of bright light.

The game features several key vehicles and fifteen new weapons.

Campaigns

Private Vasili Ivanovich Koslov (Red Army, 13th Guards Division)

  • Battle of Moscow Dec 1941/Battle of Stalingrad, Dec 1942
  • Battle of Stalingrad, Dec 1942
  • Battle of Stalingrad, Feb 1943

Sergeant John Davis (British Army, 7th Armoured Division)

  • Second Battle of El Alamein, Oct-Nov 1942
  • Tunisia Campaign, March 1943
  • Battle of Normandy, June 1944

Tank Commander David Welsh (British Army, 7th Armoured Division)

  • Libya, Jan 1943

Corporal Bill Taylor (US Army, 2nd Ranger Battalion)

  • Pointe du Hoc, June 1944
  • Battle of Hurtgen Forest/Hill 400, Dec 1944
  • Crossing the Rhine, March 1945

Single Player

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

In the first set of missions, the player becomes a soldier on the Russian front, Vasili Ivanovich Koslov. The first Russian mission is a training mission. Simulating the poor economy of the Russians at the time, and poor training, the player is forced to use potatoes as grenades. After finishing the 'training' by beating off a German assault, the player takes part in house to house fighting across Stalingrad.

In the second set of missions, the player becomes a British soldier, Sergeant John Davis, commanded by Captain Price, whom is seen also in the original Call of Duty. The character must take over buildings, towns, and facilities and defend against counterattacks each time.

An addendum to the second set of missions has the player taking on the role of a British Tank commander, David Welsh. It is only one campaign (2 levels) long, but the player takes part in the 7th Armoured Division's advance across Libya, harrying the retreating Germans.

The final missions are American based. As Cpl. Bill Taylor the player starts off by playing a part in a World War II standard level, D-Day, except in this mission the character is not on Omaha beach, but, rather four miles west at Pointe du Hoc. The Americans have no more than twenty feet of beach to charge up before having to climb ropes up a cliff to sabotage artillery aimed at Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. On arriving at the top of the cliffs the guns are discovered to be removed, so the player has to go and find them. The remainder of the campaign sees you take part in the brutal fighting on Hill 400, and then securing the Rhine crossing into Germany. In the last scene, a Colonel promotes Bill Taylor to sergeant.

The end credits depict the dramatic rescue of Capt. Price from German hands by American soldiers and after the credits end the words, "No cows were harmed in the making of this game" appear.

Multiplayer

The Infinity Ward team has been blamed for incorrectly implementing the multiplayer aspect on the Xbox 360 version and have received protest threats from gamers.

Since November 22 2005 The Xbox 360 gamers have been suffering with Lag, the inability to bring friends into the lobby and no ability to make your own lobbies.

The Xbox 360 version can support 8 players per server. On the PC, players can join servers that support as many as 62 players.

A number of maps returned from the original Call of Duty such as:

  • Carentan, France
  • Brecourt, France
  • Saint Mère Eglise, France (Dawnville)
  • Stalingrad, USSR (Railyard)
  • POW Camp, France (only available on the Xbox 360 version)

Reaction

Call of Duty 2 received numerous perfect and near-perfect reviews from the media upon its release, as well as praise from many others. However, some reviews had minor criticisms. In general, some complained that the new health system, which allows players to regenerate health if they go under cover, makes the game less realistic than the original [2]. Others say that while the remakes of the original game's maps were interesting, the game could have had more original maps [3]. For the PC version, some said that the game's performance is occasionally slow [4]. Others, who reviewed the Xbox version, complained that the multiplayer wasn't as good as it was on the PC version because it was restricted to 8 players [5].

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Others, who reviewed the Xbox version, complained that the multiplayer wasn't as good as it was on the PC version because it was restricted to 8 players [5].
. For the PC version, some said that the game's performance is occasionally slow [4]. Wrestlers and wrestling personalities from all around the world of wrestling were in attendance, including:. Others say that while the remakes of the original game's maps were interesting, the game could have had more original maps [3]. and Valerie Coleman Graham all spoke at the funeral. In general, some complained that the new health system, which allows players to regenerate health if they go under cover, makes the game less realistic than the original [2]. Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Vince McMahon, Tom Prichard, all of Guerrero's brothers, one of his sisters, Chavo Guerrero, Jr.

However, some reviews had minor criticisms. The private service was performed by retired wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham. Call of Duty 2 received numerous perfect and near-perfect reviews from the media upon its release, as well as praise from many others. Eddie Guerrero's funeral took place on Thursday, November 17 in Phoenix, Arizona at Green Acres Cemetery. A number of maps returned from the original Call of Duty such as:. In addition to the RAW and SmackDown! tribute shows, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling dedicated the pay-per-view TNA Genesis (which aired the evening of his passing) to Guerrero. On the PC, players can join servers that support as many as 62 players. These shows were similar in format to the RAW is Owen special edition of RAW, which paid tribute to the late Owen Hart, and the SmackDown! special in Houston, Texas two days after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The Xbox 360 version can support 8 players per server. A similar video was shown on Friday Night Smackdown to "Here Without You" by 3 Doors Down. Since November 22 2005 The Xbox 360 gamers have been suffering with Lag, the inability to bring friends into the lobby and no ability to make your own lobbies. A video was then shown featuring many clips of Guerrero in and out of the ring to "Hurt" by Johnny Cash. The Infinity Ward team has been blamed for incorrectly implementing the multiplayer aspect on the Xbox 360 version and have received protest threats from gamers. RAW started off with all the superstars and several personnel on stage, as Vince McMahon addressed the live crowd. Price from German hands by American soldiers and after the credits end the words, "No cows were harmed in the making of this game" appear. No WWE employees were compelled to perform, although several matches took place, including one featuring Chavo.

The end credits depict the dramatic rescue of Capt. The episodes of RAW on November 14, 2005, and Friday Night SmackDown! on November 18, 2005, each aired as a tribute to Eddie Guerrero. In the last scene, a Colonel promotes Bill Taylor to sergeant. Stephanie McMahon hinted, and other sources confirmed, that Guerrero had been scheduled to defeat Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship, which would have begun Guerrero's first reign as World Heavyweight Champion. The remainder of the campaign sees you take part in the brutal fighting on Hill 400, and then securing the Rhine crossing into Germany. On the day of his death, Guerrero was set to face Batista and Randy Orton in a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship on the November 13 taping of Friday Night SmackDown! (which would have aired on November 18). On arriving at the top of the cliffs the guns are discovered to be removed, so the player has to go and find them. noted that, while many people abuse drugs for over ten years with no ill effects, Guerrero, despite having ceased to abuse drugs four years earlier, had suffered heart complications that were not detected in time to prevent his death.

The Americans have no more than twenty feet of beach to charge up before having to climb ropes up a cliff to sabotage artillery aimed at Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Guerrero, Jr. Bill Taylor the player starts off by playing a part in a World War II standard level, D-Day, except in this mission the character is not on Omaha beach, but, rather four miles west at Pointe du Hoc. There had been no symptoms or cause for concern. As Cpl. said that Guerrero had been working very hard and was at peak physical fitness as a result, doing cardiovascular and weight training exercises every day. The final missions are American based. On the November 30, 2005 edition of WWE Byte This!, Chavo Guerrero, Jr.

It is only one campaign (2 levels) long, but the player takes part in the 7th Armoured Division's advance across Libya, harrying the retreating Germans. She added that the doctors had told her that Guerrero's blood vessels had shriveled and weakened owing to undiagnosed heart disease, and that he had simply dropped into a deep sleep. An addendum to the second set of missions has the player taking on the role of a British Tank commander, David Welsh. Guerrero's wife Vicky said that he had been lethargic and unwell in the week preceding his death, but that this had been attributed to the stress of continuously traveling and performing. The character must take over buildings, towns, and facilities and defend against counterattacks each time. At the time of his death, he had recently used narcotic painkillers. In the second set of missions, the player becomes a British soldier, Sergeant John Davis, commanded by Captain Price, whom is seen also in the original Call of Duty. Although Guerrero had not taken alcohol or illicit drugs for over four years, his past excesses contributed to his heart failure.

After finishing the 'training' by beating off a German assault, the player takes part in house to house fighting across Stalingrad. An autopsy revealed that Guerrero died as a result of acute heart failure, caused by undiagnosed arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease and enlargement of the heart as a result of prior anabolic steroid abuse. Simulating the poor economy of the Russians at the time, and poor training, the player is forced to use potatoes as grenades. Chavo adamantly defended his uncle, saying he had defeated his "personal demons." WWE Chairman Vince McMahon declined to speculate on the causes of Guerrero's death, and both men said that Guerrero would have "wanted the show to go on.". The first Russian mission is a training mission. The same day, WWE held a press conference with a speech from his nephew Chavo, who spoke of Guerrero's four years of sobriety that would have come on November 15 of that year. In the first set of missions, the player becomes a soldier on the Russian front, Vasili Ivanovich Koslov. Several hours later, WWE.com released the following announcement:.

Corporal Bill Taylor (US Army, 2nd Ranger Battalion). On November 13, 2005, Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Marriott City Center Hotel by his nephew, Chavo. Tank Commander David Welsh (British Army, 7th Armoured Division). Kayfabe-wise, this was a Survivor Series qualification match which was to have Guerrero put in the Smackdown side of a brand-war Survivor Series match. Sergeant John Davis (British Army, 7th Armoured Division). Kennedy. Private Vasili Ivanovich Koslov (Red Army, 13th Guards Division). On the November 11 edition of Friday Night SmackDown!, Eddie Guerrero wrestled what turned out to be the final match of his career, a victory by disqualification using his trademark cheating tactics over Mr.

The game features several key vehicles and fifteen new weapons. Guerrero told him that Batista shaking his hand at No Mercy had returned his respect to him. It features a filter to produce realistic lighting, leading to special tactical gameplay elements, such as making it difficult to shoot enemies on a rooftop because of bright light. Guerrero would tell Batista that he realized how low he had sunk since being WWE Champion in 2004, having attacked his best friend Rey Mysterio. The game engine is built from scratch and supports bump mapping and dynamic lighting. Eventually, Batista and Guerrero would become allies against Randy Orton, Bob Orton and Ken Kennedy. If the player manages to find cover and stay safe for approximately 5 seconds, the soldier will then become fully healed. Though the two demonstrated mutual respect after the match, Guerrero seemed displeased by the loss.

The new system allows the player to take a hit or two before blood seeps onto the screen. During the match, Guerrero struggled with a decision about whether or not to use a steel chair to secure the victory, eventually opting not to use it and losing as a result. In addition, the standard health meter in a first-person shooter was removed and replaced with a "shock" system. Batista defeated Guerrero at No Mercy to retain his World title. The player has to take on unique tasks, such as repairing severed communication cables in the city of Stalingrad. In response to Batista's suspicions, Guerrero helped Batista win a match against his tag team partners, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Christian. The gameplay is also more varied. However, Batista was wary of Guerrero and a series of matches with MNM only supported his suspicions, as Guerrero appeared to have reverted to his cheating ways.

The player will also have to cope with problems in many different ways such as flanking an enemy position. Despite this, Guerrero quickly proclaimed himself to be Batista's friend. These lines aren't activated by scripted sequences: instead, the soldiers react to the environment and use the Battle Chatter System to communicate with each other, instead of having the AI-controlled characters communicate to each other via a form of telepathy. Following his feud with Rey Mysterio, Guerrero was named number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship and given a title match with Batista at No Mercy 2005. For this, a new advanced AI-system was developed, called "Battle Chatter System" that consists of more than 20,000 lines of dialogue that your comrades and enemies use. Their emotional feud ended at the premiere of Friday Night SmackDown!, where Guerrero finally gained a victory over Mysterio in a steel cage match. Call of Duty 2 was designed with the intent to be less linear than its predecessor, with notably more open-ended environments and less scripted events that were a prominent aspect in Call of Duty. At SummerSlam 2005, Guerrero lost a ladder match over Dominik's custody to Mysterio.

. He claimed he then allowed Mysterio and his wife, who were "having trouble conceiving", to adopt the child as their own. A special DVD Collectors' Edition also exists, which includes 'making of' documentaries and interviews. He claimed that he had a child out of wedlock (Dominik) while his marriage was going through hard times. A single player demo featuring a mission in El Daba, Egypt (entitled "The End of the Beginning") from a British perspective was released on September 26, 2005. The following weeks had Guerrero revealing the details of the secret in a series of what he called "Eddie's Bedtime Stories". Call of Duty 2 was the highest selling Xbox 360 launch title selling 250,000 units in its first week of availability [1]. Yet Guerrero revealed the secret any way on the following episode of SmackDown! - telling Dominik and the audience that Guerrero was his real father.

There is a Zboard available for the PC version of this game. Rey defeated Guerrero at the Great American Bash, a match with a stipulation that if Guerrero lost, he would not tell the secret. Call of Duty 2 takes place during World War II and features three campaigns where the player can be a soldier for the Soviet Army, the British Army, or the American Army. The storyline (which involved equal parts of work and truth, and had Rey's full approval) grew to involve the families of both men, with both sides pleading for Guerrero not to reveal the secret. It was developed by Infinity Ward, with contributions from Pi Studios, and was published by Activision on October 25, 2005 for the PC and November 22, 2005 for the Xbox 360. Several weeks after the match at Judgment Day, Guerrero threatened to reveal a secret about Rey and Rey's son Dominik. Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and sequel to the critically acclaimed game, Call of Duty. At Judgment Day 2005 on May 22, Guerrero lost to Mysterio by disqualification.

URL accessed on December 28, 2005.. At the end of one edition of SmackDown!, he viciously and emotionlessly beat up his former tag team partner, leaving him bruised and bloody after suplexing him onto a set of steel steps. ^  Duty 2 Tops Xbox 360 Launch Sales. During this time, he also stopped driving his low-riders down the ring and walked to the ring with a frown on his face, and reverted to using the Lasso from El Paso as his finishing move. POW Camp, France (only available on the Xbox 360 version). Guerrero then adopted a new, somewhat sociopathic gimmick. Stalingrad, USSR (Railyard). After several mishaps in the weeks following WrestleMania, the growing tension between Guerrero and Mysterio finally erupted when they lost their tag titles to new team MNM on the April 21 episode of SmackDown! Although they received a match to regain the titles, Guerrero turned heel once again by abandoning his partner, who he had dubbed "his family" earlier in the show.

Saint Mère Eglise, France (Dawnville). Although visibly frustrated, Guerrero congratulated his partner. Brecourt, France. Many expected the new champions to defend their titles at WrestleMania 21, but after encouragement from Chavo, instead Guerrero challenged Rey to a one-on-one match so they could "bring the house down." The two wrestled a match at WrestleMania with Mysterio getting the win. Carentan, France. On February 20, 2005, Guerrero once again became a tag team champion, this time with long time friend and sometimes rival Rey Mysterio when they defeated Doug and Danny Basham at No Way Out 2005. Crossing the Rhine, March 1945. Afterwards, Guerrero and Booker briefly and unsuccessfully attempted to win the WWE Tag Team Championships.

Battle of Hurtgen Forest/Hill 400, Dec 1944. Guerrero would then be taken out by The Undertaker while Bradshaw pinned Booker following the Clothesline From Hell. Pointe du Hoc, June 1944. However, during the match, the two broke away from the team and made it clear that it was every man for themselves. Libya, Jan 1943. At Armageddon, Guerrero and Booker worked as a unit, taking down both Bradshaw and Undertaker. Battle of Normandy, June 1944. Despite losing two matches in a row as a tag team, Guerrero and Booker managed to get along.

Tunisia Campaign, March 1943. Along the way, Guerrero found a partner in Booker T. Second Battle of El Alamein, Oct-Nov 1942. Guerrero, along with Booker T and The Undertaker, then challenged John "Bradshaw" Layfield for a WWE Championship rematch. Battle of Stalingrad, Feb 1943. At Survivor Series, Guerrero landed the Frog Splash on Kurt Angle for the victory. Battle of Stalingrad, Dec 1942. Guerrero selected John Cena, who was feuding with Carlito, a member of Angle's Survivor Series team.

Battle of Moscow Dec 1941/Battle of Stalingrad, Dec 1942. The following week, Guerrero was forced to find another member for his team because Rey Mysterio had just been given an opportunity to regain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Guerrero's team consisted of himself, Big Show, Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam. General Manager Theodore Long booked a Survivor Series Elimination Match between a team led by Guerrero and a team led by Kurt Angle. Each week Angle and his new allies Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak began targeting Guerrero and the Big Show.

Guerrero then allied himself with the Big Show, who also despised Kurt Angle for firing him while Angle was still SmackDown! general manager. At SummerSlam, Angle made Guerrero submit to the ankle lock. He would later lose the title to John "Bradshaw" Layfield, due to Angle's interference. He would enjoy many months of success as champion, which included a win against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX as well as victories over the Big Show and Rey Mysterio.

On February 15, 2004 Guerrero won the WWE Championship at No Way Out 2004, defeating Brock Lesnar following interference from Goldberg. Despite (or possibly because of) his immoral tactics, Guerrero continued to increase in popularity. He was well known for hitting someone with a steel chair (or handing the opponent the steel chair and then pretending to be knocked out himself, just as the referee turned around), or using illegal weapons during the match. Guerrero would also capitalize on his "Lie, Cheat, and Steal" anti-hero image by brazenly using illegal tactics behind the referee's back to win matches on occasion.

During the summer of 2003, Guerrero had begun driving a customized lowrider to ringside as part of his ring entrance. In a storyline, Guerrero's singles success made Chavo jealous and Chavo broke from the team. As Guerrero's popularity grew, he began seeking the WWE Championship. As Los Guerreros attempted to regain the tag team titles, things began to go downhill between Chavo and Guerrero, and the two fought one another at the 2004 Royal Rumble in a match that was won by Eddie Guerrero.

Four days later, Los Guerreros would lose the WWE Tag Team Championship to the Basham Brothers. Guerrero lost the United States Championship to The Big Show at No Mercy 2003 in October after a feud which involved Guerrero poisoning the Big Show with some laxative laced burritos and then later spraying the Big Show with a sewage truck. Eddie Guerrero thus held the United States Championship and one-half of the Tag Team Championships concurrently. On September 16, 2003, Los Guerreros defeated The World's Greatest Tag Team to regain the WWE Tag Team Championships.

Chavo made his return in this match, assisting Guerrero in executing his Frog Splash on Cena. Guerrero challenged Cena to a "Latino Heat" street fight for the United States Championship, which Guerrero won. He turned face again by engaging in a rivalry with John Cena. At SummerSlam, Guerrero retained his title by defeating Rhyno, Benoit and Tajiri in a four way match.

Guerrero pinned Benoit and won the United States Championship. Guerrero himself said that this was a major point in the character of Latino Heat, since he himself realized that the fans wanted to see him lie, cheat and steal. The match ended with interference by and a Gore from Rhyno, Benoit's own partner, who was furious at the team's failure. It did not work, however, since he knocked out the ref earlier with a belt shot to the kidneys.

Guerrero tried to get Benoit in trouble by placing the title belt on top of the unconscious Benoit. In this match, Guerrero turned to his cheating tactics, hitting Benoit with the belt at one point in the match. He managed to advance to the final round, defeating Ultimo Dragon in the process, where he would meet Chris Benoit. In mid-2003, Guerrero competed in a tournament for the WWE United States Championship.

After Guerrero and Tajiri lost the titles to Team Angle on July 1, Guerrero turned on Tajiri, slamming his partner through the windshield of his low-rider truck. In addition, they also defeated the legendary Roddy Piper and his protegè Sean O'Haire. The following week, Guerrero and Tajiri managed to retain their titles by cheating. They won the Tag Titles at Judgment Day in a ladder match.

He chose Tajiri. This forced Guerrero to look for another partner. Prior to Judgment Day, Chavo tore his bicep. Los Guerreros participated at WrestleMania XIX as contenders for the Tag Titles, along with the team of Chris Benoit and Rhyno.

With this victory, Los Guerreros began their reign as the WWE Tag Team Champions, a reign that lasted until they were defeated by Team Angle. At Survivor Series 2002, Guerrero made Mysterio submit to The Lasso From El Paso. Los Guerreros would then be given another shot at the WWE Tag Team titles and the new champions, Edge and Rey Mysterio. Much to Benoit's surprise, Los Guerreros helped him win the match.

Benoit and Angle then fought for a trophy for being the first WWE Tag Team Champion. Later on, Benoit and Angle won the WWE Tag Team Championships. Benoit and Angle managed to overcome their differences and eventually defeated Los Guerreros in the tournament semi-finals. Guerrero then materialised in the room and assaulted Benoit with a steel chair.

Benoit ran to make the save, only to have himself locked inside a room. In one of the team's definitive moments, Chavo told Benoit that his former friend Guerrero was assaulted by his tag team partner Kurt Angle. The duo entered the eight-team tournament for the new WWE Tag Team Championships and began a feud with the newly formed tag team of Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit. In contrast to a previous WCW storyline with his nephew, Chavo fully adopted his uncle's policy of "Lie, Cheat and Steal" to win matches, and to push the new tag team vignettes were produced, which included things such as the two finagling their way into a rich lady's house and throwing a pool party.

With Benoit starting to focus on Kurt Angle, Guerrero aligned himself with his nephew Chavo, forming the tag team Los Guerreros. On August 1, Guerrero and Benoit began to wrestle exclusively for WWE's SmackDown! brand. Guerrero then went on to feud briefly with The Rock. Guerrero then started a feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin, but Austin left WWE before a match could take place.

He lost the belt to RVD a month later in a ladder match which was plagued with problems, including the ladder breaking to a fan interfering in the match. On April 21 at Backlash 2002 he defeated Van Dam for the Intercontinental Championship. Guerrero returned to RAW on April 1, 2002, attacking Rob Van Dam and reuniting with Chris Benoit. During this time, he won the IWA mid-south heavyweight title from CM punk, in a triple threat with rey mysterio, just days after winnning the cruiserweight title again in the WWE.

at A Night of Appreciation, an ROH show dedicated to him. A little over a week later on April 27, he teamed with The Amazing Red to defeat The S.A.T. WWE permitted him to fulfill the obligations, and on April 19, he wrestled CM Punk and Colt Cabana in Dayton, Ohio. When he signed, he was committed to one more ROH and IWA Mid-South show.

Following a number of highly acclaimed matches, such as his bout with Doug Williams at FWA British Uprising, as well as his series of matches with CM Punk, he was rehired by the renamed WWE in March 2002. He was also one of the original wrestlers in the Ring of Honor promotion. Guerrero appeared with numerous independent promotions, including World Wrestling All-Stars and IWA Mid-South. On November 9, 2001 he was arrested for drunk driving and was subsequently released by the WWF three days later.

At this point, Guerrero developed an addiction to pain medication stemming from his 1999 car accident and in May 2001 was sent to rehabilitation. Guerrero eventually left the Radicalz, siding with The Hardy Boyz and Lita. In early 2001, Guerrero feuded with Test, winning the European Championship for a second time at WrestleMania X-Seven with help from Saturn and Malenko. The Radicalz reunited in late 2000, assisting Triple H in his match with Stone Cold Steve Austin at Survivor Series.

The engagement was called off when Guerrero was caught showering with two of The Godfather's hos claiming that "Two Mamacitas are better than one!" Guerrero turned heel once again as a result of the incident and was later defeated for the Intercontinental Championship by Chyna's friend Billy Gunn. Just when it appeared that Chyna would leave Guerrero, he proposed to her and she accepted. Chyna became visibly uncomfortable as Guerrero began to cheat in order to retain his title, while Guerrero was upset that Chyna was posing for Playboy magazine, even trying to invade the Playboy Mansion to stop the photoshoot. After Angle knocked Chyna down with the title belt, Guerrero "accidentally" pinned her while trying to revive her.

Guerrero claimed to not mind and then begged Commissioner Mick Foley to let him take part in a title defense between Chyna and Kurt Angle, claiming he was afraid that Angle would injure Chyna. On August 27, Chyna won the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Chyna was upset when Guerrero pinned her to advance in the King of the Ring tournament. Over the next few months, friction began to build between Guerrero and Chyna.

Guerrero successfully retained the title in matches against Saturn and Malenko before finally losing the title to Saturn on July 23. Guerrero defeated Rios after arriving at ringside in a 1957 Chevrolet, even wrestling in his tuxedo pants and a bow tie. He and Chyna began a feud with Essa Rios and Lita, which culminated in a European title defence at Backlash 2000, which was also billed as the night of Guerrero's prom (he was said to have just earned a GED). Guerrero won his first WWF title by defeating another former WCW wrestler, Chris Jericho for the WWF European Championship with help from Chyna.

In March 2000, Guerrero began pursuing the affections of Chyna, who he referred to as his "Mamacita." Chyna initially rejected his advances, but allied with him following WrestleMania 2000, declaring that she "couldn't resist his 'Latino Heat'". Guerrero and the other WCW wrestlers debuted in the WWF on January 31, 2000 as The Radicalz, appearing on RAW and interfering in a match including the New Age Outlaws. After his return, he continued to be displeased with WCW management and signed with the WWF in 2000 along with top WCW stars Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn. Guerrero survived the accident and returned to wrestling in a matter of months.

However, Guerrero was involved in a serious car accident in 1999 that cut short the lWo storyline. The group eventually grew to encompass almost all the Mexican wrestlers working for WCW at the time. The group was an answer to Bischoff's refusal to push Latino wrestlers in ways they deserved. Guerrero responded to Bischoff's actions by forming the Latino World Order (or lWo), which was understood by the fans to be a mockery of Bischoff's New World Order.

Guerrero would later rebut this on WWE's DVD Monday Night War claiming that he tried to put personal differences aside for the good of the company, yet found himself angry and outraged once more because of Bischoff's continued refusal to elevate Guerrero and other similar wrestlers. However, Guerrero later returned to WCW, leading to the belief that maybe Guerrero's angry speeches against Bischoff were actually a work (Guerrero later confirmed it to be a worked shoot). Guerrero then left the company for a period of months, angry at Bischoff for what he had done. The wrestler, furious, demanded Bischoff release him from his WCW contract on a live episode of WCW Monday Nitro.

Bischoff responded by throwing coffee at Guerrero. These frustrations came to a head when Guerrero requested that WCW President Eric Bischoff either push his character or give him a raise for family reasons. Despite Guerrero's success and popularity, he was one of many wrestlers who were frustrated at never being given a chance to be main event stars in WCW. He lost the match, but called it his favorite match in the February 2004 SmackDown! magazine and his autobiography (published posthumously).

One such title match was against Rey Mysterio at Halloween Havoc. In WCW, Guerrero found considerable singles success, winning the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship in late 1996 and the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship twice in 1997. After their last match at the ECW arena, the locker room emptied and the two were carried around the ring by their fellow wrestlers while the crowd chanted "Please don't go.". Guerrero won the ECW World Television Championship on his debut and went on to have a series of acclaimed matches with Dean Malenko before they both signed with World Championship Wrestling later that year.

As an homage to his fallen friend, Guerrero adopted his friend's finishing move, the Frog Splash. However, Barr died before he could join ECW with Guerrero. Guerrero and Barr's first break would come when they were noticed in late 1994 by the owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling, Paul Heyman, and were approached about wrestling for him in 1995. Along with Barr, Konnan and Madonna’s Boyfriend, Guerrero formed Los Gringos Locos (The Crazy Americans), a heel stable.

After Guerrero turned on Santo and allied with Art Barr as La Pareja del Terror (The Pair of Terror), the duo became arguably the most hated tag team in lucha libre history. In Mexico, he wrestled mainly for Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion, teaming with El Hijo del Santo as the new version of La Pareja Atómica (The Atomic Pair), the legendary tag team of Gory Guerrero and El Santo. In 1993, Guerrero began wrestling in Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he was known as Black Tiger II. He became a star in Mexico long before he main evented in the United States.

He debuted in 1987 in the Mexican Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre promotion. Guerrero was raised in El Paso, Texas and attended the University of New Mexico as well as New Mexico Highlands University on an athletic scholarship, where he wrestled collegiately, before returning to El Paso to train as a professional wrestler. Guerrero's uncle Enrique Llanes and cousin Javier Llanes are popular wrestlers in Mexico. also became a wrestler.

Guerrero's nephew, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. His three brothers Chavo Guerrero, Hector Guerrero and Mando Guerrero all followed in their father's footsteps and became professional wrestlers. His father, Gory Guerrero, was a founding father of Lucha Libre, a prominent wrestling trainer and an influential figure in Mexican professional wrestling. Guerrero came from a legendary wrestling family.

. Guerrero became a born again Christian in 2002. Despite all these issues, Guerrero managed to be extremely popular, winning numerous titles during his career, including the WWE Championship. His problems outside of the ring were sometimes integrated into his professional wrestling storylines.

Throughout his career, Guerrero encountered various substance abuse problems outside of wrestling, including alcoholism and an addiction to pain killers. His famous mantra became "Cheat to Win." Despite being a heel for much of his career, he became extremely popular because of his charisma and the fact that his character seemed to largely be a reflection of himself. Guerrero's in-ring character was that of a crafty, resourceful wrestler who would do anything to win a match. Through the 1990s, he had a distinguished career, working for every major professional wrestling promotion in the United States during that period: Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family, Guerrero managed to maintain the storied Guerrero family legacy. Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005), better known by his ring name, Eddie Guerrero, was an American professional wrestler of Hispanic descent. Medical examiner's report says wrestling star died natural death. Other.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter. World Wrestling Entertainment. World Wrestling Association. World Wrestling All-Stars.

World Championship Wrestling. Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Pro Wrestling Federation. New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Latin American Wrestling Association. Independent Wrestling Association: Mid-South. Extreme Championship Wrestling. Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion.

Black Tiger Bomb (Sitout crucifix powerbomb). Super Black Tiger Bomb (Second rope crucifix powerbomb). Splash Mountain (Sitout crucifix powerbomb). Hilo (Slingshot senton).

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Gail Kim. Billy Kidman. Konnan. Mark Jindrak.

Chris Jericho. Gregory Helms. Michael Hayes. Charlie Haas.

Jackie Gayda. Edge. Kevin Dunn. Tommy Drake.

CM Punk. Christian Cage. Chris Benoit. Doug Basham.

Stone Cold Steve Austin. Billy Anderson.

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