|Happy birthday, Eddie|
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I have eulogized and paid tribute to Guerrero many times in the past, and I will continue to do so into the future, as he's one of my favorite wrestlers of all-time. Today though, I think I will let his work speak for itself. October 26, 1997, World Championship Wrestling held its annual Halloween Havoc pay-per-view event. Guerrero was the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, and Rey Misterio, Jr. was a challenger who so wanted that title that he wagered his mask. This match is not only one of my favorites of all-time, it is clearly one of the greatest matches in professional wrestling history. These two met several times before that date, and they wrestled several times afterwards (even once for the custody of Mysterio's son). However, this match is their masterwork, and it's a fitting tribute to one of the greatest wrestlers ever on the anniversary of his birthday.