Vickie Guerrero made her official exit from the WWE on a recent episode of “WWE Monday Night Raw,” and it was a perfect send off for one of the best antagonists on WWE television. During the segment, there were a lot of complaints that it was low class and an embarrassment to Guerrero, but many of the people complaining might not understand how perfect the segment was. Here is a look at what made Vickie Guerrero’s WWE goodbye so great.
The fact that Guerrero has worked for the WWE for so many years shows how the WWE takes care of their own. In 2005, Vickie’s husband Eddie Guerrero died of acute heart failure at the age of 38. After his death, the WWE hired Vickie Guerrero so she could continue to support herself and her family. Along the way, she became the best heel authority figure in the WWE. Her “excuse me” catch phrase became one of the most hated in the entire industry.
The Mud Pool Match
The biggest complaint was that the final appearance for Vickie Guerrero was in a mud match where the loser was thrown into a pool full of mud. The match was supposed to be against Stephanie McMahon and if Vickie lost, she was fired. McMahon then called out three villain Divas, but Vickie tossed all three of them in the mud. However, McMahon hit her from behind, sent her into the mud and then fired Guerrero. While this seems a low brow segment, Guerrero had been involved in matches like this entire career in the WWE and was almost known for them. It was a fitting final appearance.
Vickie Turns Face
However, while the match was a perfect conclusion, it was what happened after the match that made this a perfect send off for Vickie Guerrero. After she lost, Stephanie McMahon started to sing “hey hey hey goodbye” but Vickie grabbed her and threw Stephanie into the mud head first. It was the first time someone finally got one over on McMahon since she started The Authority with Triple H. After that, Eddie Guerrero’s music started and Vickie did Eddie’s shimmy dance and then blew a kiss into the sky as the fans cheered. It was the perfect end to her WWE career.