Eddie Guerrero sadly passed away far too soon. He was in line for another big push in WWE at the time of his passing, and pro wrestling fans still mourn his loss. They also still show up to pay tribute and give a babyface reaction to anyone carrying on his legacy.
WWE re-introduced the LWO stable right before WrestleMania 39. That stable is carrying on in Eddie Guerrero’s legacy, but that idea isn’t lading the right way with some of Eddie’s family, one irritated nephew in particular.
While taking part in a digital signing with Captain’s Corner, Chavo Guerrero Jr didn’t hold back when asked about Rey Mysterio’s constant tributes to Eddie Guerrero. He accused Mr. 6-1-9 of prostituting Eddie’s name, while throwing a little shade at the fact that Rey Mysterio Sr. wasn’t a big enough name to use for clout.
“I gotta tell you this, I just don’t understand why Rey Mysterio still has to — look, we all love Eddie (Guerrero). But we’re not going out with his gimmick and our gimmick, it was Los Guerreros’ gimmick and come out with the Los Guerreros, ‘We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal’ and everybody’s like, oh yeah, keeping Eddie’s memory alive.
“I say no dude. I’m tired of people — and this is not a bitter thing, this is the truth. We worked hard for that last name. This whole family worked really, really hard to get that name to where it was and we’re tired of people prostituting it in a sense and using it for their benefit.
“So Rey Mysterio, I’m sorry that no one knows who Rey Mysterio Sr. is, Rey Mysterio Jr. No one knows who he is and I’m sorry that you have to latch on to the Guerrero family and we’re just kind of tired of it so, thank you for keeping Eddie’s name alive, thank you for keeping the Guerrero name alive but we don’t need you, we’re good, you know what I’m saying?
“… I don’t think Rey could hold a candle to me right now to be honest (Chavo responded when the host mentioned the idea of him versus Rey at WrestleMania 40).”
This is certainly a hot take from Chavo Guerrero. He might not see anything to lose in this situation, because his days in WWE are over. Only time will tell if he ever gets a chance to explain his point to Rey Mysterio personally.
Rey Mysterio is also only doing a job for WWE. He cannot control his own creative, and WWE hasn’t stopped using Eddie Guerrero however they wish to drive up a sentimental reaction. Still, Chavo Guerrero doesn’t seem too happy about how his uncle Eddie Guerrero’s name is still used in WWE.
What’s your take on Chavo Guerrero’s opinion on this subject? Do you think that WWE is prostituting Eddie Guerrero’s name? Sound off in the comments!