A wrestler was discovered dead in his Minneapolis hotel room on Sunday (13NOV05), just hours before a scheduled performance in a World Wrestling Entertainment show. He was 38.

Eduardo Gory Guerrero, best known for participating in WWE SMACKDOWN!, was found by his nephew and hotel security after failing to respond to a wake-up call.

Police are investigating the mysterious demise but, as yet, do not suspect foul play.

WWE chairman Vince Mcmahon paid tribute to the heavyweight saying, "This is a huge loss.

"Eddie was a wonderful, fun-loving human being. Eddie was a consummate performer."