In a bit of surprising news, WWE has axed its first major star of 2011. It was announced early on Saturday that they had given Chavo Guerrero his release from the organization.
Chavo, the nephew of the legendary WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero, made his initial mark to American fans in the mid-90s during the WCW days. Often feuding with Eddie and having stellar matches with several of the cruiserweight stars, including current WWE star and longtime family friend Rey Mysterio,
After Vince McMahon bought WCW in 2001, Chavo’s contract was one of several that was included in the blockbuster sale. He was soon realigned with his uncle Eddie, and they formed Los Guerreros and even managed to win the WWE Tag Team Titles on two occasions.
Generally known as one of the hardest working people in the company, Chavo spent a majority of time in the revamped but less popular ECW brand, that had been revived. He won the ECW Championship in January of 2008, but was defeated for the belt at WrestleMania XXIV.
After ECW was disbanded and wiped out, Chavo spent the next couple of years seemingly floating through the locker room. He was engaged in a comedy-induced feud with Hornswaggle. Chavo would be on the losing end of several matches with WWE’s resident little star, often getting ridiculed by different guest hosts of “Monday Night Raw” from week to week.
Recently, Chavo had become involved in a feud with newest international sensation Sin Cara (formerly Mistico) and the two had been having well-received matches. After losing to Sin Cara at the “Over The Limit” event, it was announced on Saturday that Chavo had been released from the company. His aunt Vickie, is still employed with the company and is prominently featured on Monday nights alongside Dolph Ziggler.
Chavo went to his Twitter page on Friday and mentioned a big announcement forthcoming, hinting that he obviously knew this was coming. He then said following his release that he was tired of not being used correctly.
I asked for my release. I was just tired of not being used correctly. Just because you can make other people look good doesn’t mean you have to lose to them. The same thing happened to Eddie. Even after winning the title, they still had him working mid-card status. I was not happy in WWE, and I will not go back to the place they put me in. I will never go back to being under-utilized and watching people who suck get bigger “pushes.”
One would almost have to wonder what Vickie’s thoughts are on the release. Either way, Chavo had a roller coaster career and WWE and it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. He also mentioned on his Twitter page that it’s time to start being a Guerrero again, so only time will tell what lies ahead for “Chavito.”