Is the Eddie Guerrero Mural In Jeopardy? Why It Should Be Saved
Due to the construction on I-10, it's been revealed some of the artwork in the area will be destroyed. But what about the one that people visit the most? When travelling through Lincoln Park, people are able to view some of the most beautiful outdoor artwork in the city. Some of the murals have been in Lincoln Park since the 1980s, and they are a wonderful example of Chicano art in the city. Many are heartbroken though, at the news that some of the murals located on the pillars under I-10 will be destroyed due to the I-10 Connect Project. According to KVIA, TXDOT says there are 11 murals that are in jeopardy of being destroyed, but they still trying to figure out which ones can be saved.
One of the murals getting many El Pasoans worried is the artwork of the popular wrestler and El Pasoan Eddie Guerrero. The mural was painted back in 2009 by El Paso artist Eric Dubitsky. Family members of Guerrero have come to admire Dubitsky's work, and they're not the only ones. Wrestlers from all over the world drive to El Paso, either to wrestle in the city or to travel to their next destination and stop at Lincoln Park. Many say that they are stopping to see the mural to the wrestling legend and pay their respects to one of the greats. Some of the wrestlers who have posted photos with the Eddie mural include Septimo Dragon, Mechawolf, Brian Cage, El Hijo de Santo, Sin Cara, the Singh Brothers, Sasha Banks, Kalisto and more.
Eddie Guerrero is not only a legend to El Pasoans. Wrestling fans from all over can tell you the exact moment Eddie made them fall in love with him in the ring. His t-shirts still are being made on the WWE shop's website and current WWE superstar Sasha Banks always talks about her love for WWE Hall of Famer. She even has ring gear that pays homage to her hero. Check out photos of some of the wrestlers who have come to visit below.