The legendary Eddie Guerrero passed away in 2005, leaving behind his widow Vickie Guerrero, as well as his nephew Chavo.. He also left a daughter of his, Shaul Guerrero the task of carrying on the legacy of the Guerrero name once he was gone. She moved into professional wrestling in 2010 but failed to live up to her father’s legendary career. Despite this, she carved out a career of her own and started her own family, all while staying connected to the world of wrestling.
In this article, we’ll explain what happened to Eddie Guerrero’s daughter, why she wasn’t allowed to use her name in NXT and why she was released – twice – by the WWE.
Eddie Guerrero’s Daughter
Eddie Guerrero’s daughter is Shaul Guerrero, the former WWE wrestler from El Paso, Texas. With her father and mother both being stars with the promotion, she had an instant connection with the WWE and was signed to a developmental deal in 2010.
She is actually one of three sisters. Eddie Guerrero fathered three daughters – Shaul, Sherilyn and Kaylie. Of the three, only Shaul followed her families legacy by becoming a professional wrestler although her career was not as successful as her fathers.
She signed to WWE in 2010 and was moved to the developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling. Here she learned the art of wrestling and where they would decide whether she had the talent and work ethic to make it as a WWE superstar.
She made her in-ring debut at the February 11, 2011, television tapings under the ring name Raquel Diaz, where she and Naomi lost a tag team match to AJ Lee and Aksana. Her name as changed not by her request but by WWE’s. She revealed in an interview with Chris Van Vliet that it was in case she turned out to be terrible. If she was then they wouldn’t be sullying the legendary Guerrero name.
“I remember being told, I’m not going to say by who, that if you suck, we can’t drag your family’s name in the mud. I understood that. Again, it’s like they never said I had to be as good as my dad, but there was always little things like that which are hard to ignore. That was day one.”
She excelled in FCW, becoming a FCW Divas Champion and a Queen of FCW, holding both honours at the same time. She lost the titles in 2012, just before the whole company was moved over to the new NXT branding. However, she did not last long in the company and was released, by her request, not too long after the move.
Shaul Guerrero Left WWE Due To An Eating Disorder
She returned to the company a year later, but again lasted only a year before requesting her release. As Raquel Diaz, she had failed to impress in the promotion despite a small push at live events at the start of the companies tenure. She was not connecting with the crowds who weren’t even aware she was the daughter of a hall of famer and her run soon came to an end.
She did not appear on TV at all during her second run with the company, which would explain any unhappiness with her spot on the card. However, that was not why she was released by WWE.
Shaul Guerrero revealed in an interview in 2014 that it was actually an eating disorder that was the reason she was released. She requested to be let go for the second time in two years because she could not keep up with the image-focused business of pro-wrestling and the pressure was making her dangerously ill.
“Actually, I went into rehab for an eating disorder. I was really close to Joey Mercury when I was in FCW, he was my mentor/coach. He, along with the strength and conditioning coach, noticed that I was really sick and I was just not mentally okay and physically doing a really bad job of doing what I needed to do and they finally convinced me to go into rehab for a long time disease I had. I took two months off and stayed in an (rehab) facility and from then on, I didn’t know how to come back to wrestling and still keep my recovery intact because this business is very much based on how you look. I was just not ready for that kind of challenge so I took a whole year off and really focused on myself and really needed to get health mentality, emotionally and spiritually.
She Married Former WWE Star Aiden English
Shaul Guerrero married Matthew Rehwoldt, better known as Aiden English in the WWE. He was a part of the tag team The Vaudevillains and was the former NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Simon Gotch.
He later went on to be the personal ring announcer for Rusev, during his hugely popular Rusev Day gimmick. The pair got over as one of the most popular acts on the main roster, but WWE failed to push them into the main event and they were released with the rest of the budget cuts during the pandemic.
The duo met in WWE developmental and began to date while working in NXT together. Eddie Guerrero’s daughter married Rehwoldt in a ceremony in January 2016, after becoming engaged to each other in 2014. Rehwodlt retired as a wrestler in 2021 to focus on being a full-time commentator. He currently works for both Impact wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling as an announcer, while Shaul Guerrero works as a burlesque dancer in the Chicago area under the stage name Miss Nyxon. She has since returned to the ring, wrestling on the independent scene and worked as a ring announcer in AEW briefly.
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