Eddie Guerrero was once one of WWE’s hottest prospects, but the former World Champion sadly passed away before his time back in 2005.
The company later went on to add Guerrero to the 2006 Hall of Fame before his wife Vickie became a prominent character on WWE TV.
WWE also went on to hire his daughter Shaul and signed her to a developmental contract before she asked for her release back in 2014.
This means that Guerrero’s family has no say in what the company does with his name and likeness.
Shaul also noted that all wrestlers who sign with companies in the future should ensure that they own the rights to their own names to avoid such situations.
“I think we have to be really careful with how we use people’s names and their likeness, especially after they’re gone. Dad, his real name was used, ‘Eddie Guerrero’ is his legit name. And WWE, to this day, still own the rights to his name. So we don’t have a say in anything.
“Yeah, so make sure if you’re a young wrestler and you’re going to sign a contract, make sure you own the rights to your name. That’s just some good, good advice. Any lawyer will tell you that. Make sure you own the rights to a character you come up with or your own likeness.”