Vickie shares a funny story from the child custody storyline.
Vickie Guerrero is a former authority figure and manager on WWE television and spent a total of nine years in the company as a full-time talent and she made her WWE TV debut in 2005 as a part of the "Child Custody" storyline with her former spouse - the late great WWE Hall Of Famer Eddie Guerrero and current SmackDown Live star Rey Mysterio. The storyline had to do with Eddie claiming that he was the father of Rey's real-life son Dominic and it led to the real life families of both Eddie and Rey getting involved with the big blow-off match happening at the 2005 SummerSlam pay-per-view where Eddie and Rey competed in a Ladder match to determine who would gain custody of Rey's son Dominic.
Eddie unfortunately passed away just three months after this storyline came to an end. Vickie Guerrero recently shared the details of how the storyline came to be when she joined the 'Prime Time With Sean Mooney' podcast and here's what Vickie had to say:
“Well, the Rey Mysterio child custody storyline that he and Eddie were doing, they never thought it was gonna get that big. You know, and after it started progressing about four or five months, Rey and Eddie were really getting into it and they were having all these ideas and Vince had asked them, ‘What if we bring your families into the storyline and this… to just take it to another level’ where Rey’s wife is caught in the middle and Vickie’s questioning Angie - ‘When did y’all sleep together’ and it would just cause a lot of conflict with different angles of the storyline, and we loved it, and we were scared for the girls going in front of a crowd but, Angie, Dominic, my girls, I think we’re just naturals because we’ve been around it so long." Vickie said. "Yeah you know, we lived our lives through the camera to watch our husbands and that one day - it was this one SmackDown that we went and Vince talked to the girls and he got on his knees and he’s like, ‘Girls, you know your Mom and Dad are gonna be here with you. There’s nothing to be scared of’ and he goes, ‘If you wanna cry on cue, that is just awesome’ and goes, ‘I would love that’ and Eddie’s like, ‘Well that’s a little too much to ask from the girls’ and we went through the whole scene and that night, Eddie gave the [word] to the girls [about] when to start getting scared and kind of overreacting and darn it, the girls cried and I was like, ‘Oh my God they cried’ and they weren’t nervous." She continued, "All during the day, they were in catering. The girls loved the women’s locker room. They knew their way around the backstage and they knew everybody, and when it was time for us to go out, I think they were more calm than I was. Especially my oldest one Shaul. She loves the crowd and she’s, ‘Lets do this again’.
Vickie mentioned her daughter Shaul who showed face on the season finale of Lucha Underground at 'Ultima Lucha Cuatro'. Following her appearance Shaul wrote a heartfelt message to her Mom and late father about paving the way for her in the wrestling business.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit the 'Prime Time With Sean Mooney' podcast with an H/T to Fightful for the transcription.