Five-Star Match of the Week: Eddie Guerrero vs. Brock Lesnar - WWE Championship Match, No Way Out 2004
Every Wednesday, WWE Classics and Greatest Matches team up with your favorite Superstars to bring you the Five-Star Match of the Week. We ask a Superstar in the WWE locker room to select one of the greatest wrestling matches of all time, and WWE.com brings you that full-length match, uncut.
As the United States Champion, Antonio Cesaro’s Five-Star Match of the Week was no shocker.
“Eddie Guerrero vs. Brock Lesnar from No Way Out 2004,” Cesaro announced.
The main event bout, one month prior to WrestleMania XX, resulted in the crowning of Guerrero as WWE Champion. Latino Heat was one of the finest Superstars to hold the United States Title in both WCW and WWE. Perhaps seeing Guerrero win the big one speaks to the arrogant European’s own championship aspirations. ( MORE EDDIE)
“I picked this match because I just saw it recently before I debuted here in WWE,” Cesaro explained. “It’s just an awesome match. I think it might get overlooked sometimes, but that match just shows how awesome Eddie Guerrero was and how good Brock Lesnar was as well.”
Lesnar was defending the title with hopes of headlining his second consecutive WrestleMania. While the matchup of Brock and Eddie might seem like a clash of styles, the competitors put on an amazing athletic showcase. ( MORE LESNAR)
“It’s so good and the story is so well told, you just get into it every single time,” the United States Champion said. “You can see how the crowd is quiet watching it at first and by the end, everybody’s on their feet.”
With the referee incapacitated, Lesnar’s rival Goldberg inserted himself into the battle and the lying, cheating and stealing Guerrero was happy to have the help. After Goldberg’s interference, Eddie nailed his signature Frog Splash to pin the champion and win the WWE Title.
“The victory celebration of Eddie makes it at the end,” Cesaro said. “That just puts the dot on the ‘i,’ as we say in Switzerland.” ( MORE CESARO)
PREVIOUS FIVE-STAR MATCHES:
Oct. 3, 2012: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XII
Oct. 10, 2012: Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero, Halloween Havoc 1997
Oct. 17, 2012: Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk, Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout
Oct. 24, 2012: CM Punk vs. John Cena, Money in the Bank 2011
Oct. 31, 2012: Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase, WrestleMania IV
Nov. 7, 2012: Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog, SummerSlam 1992
Nov. 14, 2012: Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania X
Nov. 21, 2012: The Hart Foundation vs. The British Bulldogs, Madison Square Garden