Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
Eddie Guerrero funeral yesterday, RAW on Monday, Joey Styles status
On Friday, November 18, 2005 at 5:37 PM EST Eddie Guerrero's funeral took place yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona. The list of those who attended included the entire Guerrero family, Hector Rincon, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, JBL, Rey Mysterio, Dean Malenko, Vince/Linda/Shane/Stephanie McMahon, Tom Prichard, Billy Anderson, Johnny Ace, Edge, Lita, Jamie Noble, Shane Helms, Charlie Haas, Jackie Gayda, Mark Jindrak, Konnan, Gail Kim, Mike Tenay, Doug Basham, Christian, CM Punk, Billy Kidman, Torrie Wilson, Sting, Tommy Drake, Kevin Dunn, Bruce Prichard, Michael Hayes and Steve Austin. "Superstar" Billy Graham led the service and among those who spoke included Malenko, Jericho, Benoit, JBL (said to be very funny), Vince McMahon, Prichard, all of Eddie's brothers, one sister, Chavo Jr. and Valerie Coleman. A good portion of the WWE talent at the service took a plane to Europe immediately to continue the company's overseas tour.
WWE.com has an article about the funeral here.
Credit: Dave Meltzer @ WrestlingObserver.com
The only match announced for RAW this Monday night includes Kurt Angle vs. Shelton Benjamin. Talent from both brands will be at both TV tapings, so it is expected some angles will be done to help further some more matches and the upcoming Survivor Series PPV next week on November 27.
On a related note, many have been asking about the status of Joey Styles for RAW this Monday in Sheffield, England. From what is known following the Taboo Tuesday PPV, Styles agreed to work the November 7 and November 13 RAW events when WWE made the decision that Jerry Lawler and The Coach together wasn't working. Styles' appearances for WWE in the last few weeks have been considered a tryout or a "getting to know each other" time period. Other than that, nothing else was officially decided as Styles carries a full-time job in advertising in Atlanta. The WWE reportedly wanted to fly Styles to the UK for this week's RAW event, but there was said to be a conflict in Styles' schedule that would prevent it. From this point on, the general feeling is that some time of a deal will have to be worked out between Styles and WWE in order for him to leave his job in advertising for WWE full-time. If Styles appears on RAW this Monday, it more than likely means he reached a deal with the company. If he doesn't, it shouldn't be considered that he is officially done as it is possible a deal couldn't get talked about due to the passing of Eddie Guerrero and the company's busy overseas schedule.
Credit: Dave Scherer @ PWInsider.com