Eddie Guerrero’s memory will live on forever in the hearts of pro wrestling fans, but his family might see Latino Heat’s name a bit too much. WWE has incorporated a glamorized version of Eddie Guerrero into the company’s branding, cashing in big time for years. All of that came to a head recently, and Eddie’s nephew, Chavo Guerrero Jr, was caught in a big wave of controversy.

Chavo Guerrero stirred up the pot a bit with his comments about Rey Mysterio. He has now addressed the backlash from his controversial tweets that stirred up so much trouble online.

Back in April, Chavo Guerrero found himself in the midst of a social media firestorm following his comments about Rey Mysterio’s entrance at WrestleMania 39. During the event, Mysterio had used the Los Guerrero’s theme song and made his entrance in one of Eddie Guerrero’s iconic Low-Riders.

After receiving significant criticism on Twitter, Chavo Guerrero clarified his stance, stating that his comments were part of playing a role and that he holds no genuine animosity towards Rey or Dominik Mysterio.


In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Guerrero talked about the virtual signing, where he first made the comments regarding Mysterio. This would have been the end of it, but everything was captured online for all to see, and it also made a ton of headlines.

“Look… I’ve said it before and Vince 100% believes this just like Jerry Jarrett [did as well]. Real issues create real money. This is nothing that I didn’t do in 2007, it’s the same thing, ‘You wanna be a Guerrero, you’ll never be a Guerrero, you’re jealous of us’, and that whole thing and people just latched onto it. Well, did they forget? I don’t know, but what happened was I did a virtual signing from Nick with Captain’s Corner and uh, and somebody asked if I was happy about Rey Mysterio coming out at WrestleMania with the Los Guerreros music, my voice, Eddie’s voice, we recorded that. Viva La Raza, that was our voice. So I kinda looked at [Nick], and he looks at me so I just start playing with it a little bit like I’ve done. Right before that in the interview, I had said I’m all about love. I think he gave me a bud light, so I was drinking a bud light and I said ‘Isn’t Bud Light doing the LGBTQ thing?”

“I don’t know why everyone is so mad about it, who cares. If you’re cool then you’re cool, if you’re a jerk then you’re a jerk.’ Nobody’s listening to that part, everyone just wants to hear what they want to hear. So I said that and kind of tongue in cheek, we kind of laughed talking about how Dominik is probably a Guerrero and it was 100% sarcasm. When we got done, Nick looks at me and he’s like, ‘Wow’, I was like ‘C’mon man, total work’, and he’s like ‘Man, it was like real, like people could really jump onto that’ and I told him [to] just watch.”

Guerrero went on to talk about the moments leading up to the tweets, and all of that stirred up buzz on the subject. It really was a perfect storm, and Chavo found himself in the middle of it on Twitter.

“Nick Hausman texts me and goes ‘Hey man, your stuff is all over the news’, like the New York Post picked it up and I’m like ‘Really?’, I literally was kind of being tongue in cheek on it, you know and joking [like] hey, I’m sorry that nobody knows who Rey Mysterio Sr. is, but you wanted to be a Guerrero, you always wanted to be a Guerrero, it was very tongue in cheek. I texted him back and [told him] to watch my next tweet. So that’s when I sent this last tweet about him being a Guerrero and using the Guerrero’s name to his own benefit. It could be real, if I was really pissed off, I could really do this to people and latch onto it. People just started going nuts and going crazy, so finally after I started messing with them, I [sent the] hook, line, and sinker , that’s always being a heel.”

Chavo Guerrero further discussed the situation, acknowledging that some fans are still upset about his tweets. That being said, he appreciates wrestling fans, highlighting their passion and the ease with which they become invested in the ongoing storylines. Guerrero also emphasized his love for engaging with the passionate fan base that wrestling attracts.

“It’s the art of heat. People forget that.. Yes, I’m doing stuff in Hollywood, but I’m still a pro wrestler. That’s what has fed my family for over 85 years, over 85 years is pro wrestling. That’s the only thing. I’m doing pro wrestling stuff in Hollywood, but I’m still connected to that world. So I just had a little fun and people still, I mean literally I just had somebody else telling me… I could pick up my phone right now and just start going through the tweets. They don’t wanna look at the other tweets where I put like okay guys, wasn’t real. They’re like ‘Yeah, you’re just backtracking’. Oh my god, are you guys really that easy? I love wrestling fans because they’re that easy. They want to believe anything they want to, and I don’t know anything else like that, except for maybe a soap opera. They want to believe so bad.”

We will have to see how Eddie Guerrero’s name is remembered next, and by which company. Odds are, WWE will keep using the Latino Heat branding for years to come, because they own the trademark and all of that amazing footage for years.

Chavo Guerrero also likely learned a very hard lesson, because those virtual signings really aren’t just like the old-school meet and greets that he’s used to. Hopefully, he really isn’t upset about things like he claims now.

What’s your take on this whole situation with Chavo Guerrero? Sound off in the comments!

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Felix Upton

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