Ever since he asked for, and was granted, his release from WWE last month Chavo Guerrero has been on a sort of rampage, seemingly on a mission to redeem his reputation and rehabilitate the Guerrero family legacy (apparently, it needs fixing). In actuality, he has only come off as bitter, petty and hilariously out-of-touch with reality- even by wrestling standards. In his initial Twitter account he complained of feeling underused (fair enough; he spent the last year jobbing to a dwarf), but insisted he had no ill feelings towards WWE.
"Yes, it's true. My release is the big news I was talking about. But let's get something straight. I asked for my release. I was just tired Of not being used correctly. Just cuz u can make other ppl look good, doesn't mean they should just have u lose to them. The same thing Happened to Eddie. After being champ, they still had him working mid card status. Being a Guerrero, we've been taught since diapers to get The most out of ppl & matches. It's our gift, but also our curse. WWE has always used us to make other ppl look good.
I know it may sound like it, but I've got no hard feelings toward the WWE. I've just been unhappy there for a long time & if you have Watched the show, u will no why. I made a lot of money, but I'm better than just cashing a paycheck. I wish no hard feelings toward the WWE& Want to see them and all my friends there succeed! I love wrestling & want nothing but wrestling to get better & bigger. U fans deserve Nothing but a great show and great stories& athleticism for staying so true to wrestling. It's in my blood & always will be. :)"
Well, then everything's fine then? Er...not really. He promptly went on several long, often nonsensical twitter rants complaining about how he was used, how Eddie was used and then, rather strangely, started taking rather vicious, unneccessary shots at John Cena last week. A wrestler who, as best I can tell, has never done or said anything to warrant such shabby treatment from one of his peers.
"Ok, don’t say that people will talk about this for years if you’re going to let Punk do all the work and not deliver at the PPV, Cena. I am tired, and I know fans are tired of WWE Superstars talking big and not delivering. We don’t want to see someone just in a fight. And frankly no one believes it anymore. If Miz can kick your ass then the clerk at the store can kick your ass, so please deliver if you say that people will remember this PPV.
You know Punk will bring "it". I’ve been in the ring with both of you and Punk has "it". Cena you have mic skills yes, but if you think people believe your BS lazy comeback that you do exactly the same every match then you are mistaken. Eddie and I taught you different. We never said "get lazy" and do the same thing every night. We always said "think out of the box" and give the fans what they deserve and not rely on the "machine" to "get you over."
I hope this lights a fire under your ass and you deliver this Sunday. Don’t just rest on you being over because you are and that is easy. Challenge yourself and give the fans what they deserve. That’s why they boo you. Because they aren’t stupid. They know what they pay for and the "great" promo guy but the shitty "match" guy that you have become is not what they want.
I understand "longevity" but at the sacrifice of the fans trust is not worth it. Deliver on your fans and deliver on why you got into this business. Eventually the fans that you have gained with from the purple t-shirts will turn on you. Take a lesson from the Hulkster. Give the fans there money’s worth and don’t become just another "promo" guy. I know you love this biz and don’t get distracted from the McMahon money.
Deliver please!! Have enough respect for your fans because without them, you’re working at a fast food chain. Love you man and I support you and hope you see this because I know Punk will and I know he’s going to bring it because he’s got nothing to lose!"
Chavo then proceeded to Retweet every congratulatory comment that praised him for "bravely speaking the truth." Come Sunday and Cena and Punk, of course, churned out a modern, gripping classic at The Money In The Bank PPV. Did Chavo apologise? Well, not exactly:
"Some of u are asking me to eat my words. I'll give credit where credit is due. Cena & Punk DELIVERED! But why should we be wondering if Cena Will show up? He is the highest paid wrestler in the industry & the backbone of the WWE... He should deliver EVERY night! No question!
We Never said this about Taker or Michaels.U knew they would deliver every time they stepped foot in the ring.
There was never a lazy accusation with those 2. So what u should be saying is.. It's about time Cena gave the fans there moneys worth! I'm very happy for Punk...If he's resigning or not, he deserves it.Nobody has lot a fire in the WWE like that since Austin and I guarantee Cena makes 3-4 times if not More than Punk. If u make that much, u should deliver every night, no if, ands, or buts! But that's just me, weather I was making Mysterio Quit or putting over a little person, I gave it my all every night.Not for the money but cuz I have pride in my work and I respect this biz"
And crazier still, he even Retweeted the comments of one person who claimed that Chavo's comments had lit a fire under Cena and forced him to try harder to deliver at the PPV. Yes, Chavo may be taking credit for Cena's excellent performance at the show, too. Chavo has also tweeted that he currently getting numerous phone calls from his "peers" thanking him for speaking the truth.
It's not just Cena that has been on Chavo's hit list. Despite claiming he was not bitter at WWE it turns out he is, well, bitter at WWE. But this is understandable, surely? After all, following his uncle's death in late 2005 WWE Creative proceeded to do a rather tasteless storyline involving Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton, with Rey vowing to win the title "for Eddie" and the dastardly Randy making several awful remarks about Guerrero in a bid to rile up Rey. Unsurprisingly, the angle was universally reviled by fans and critics who saw it as cheap exploitation. Yesterday, in a Right After Radio interview, Chavo complained about this storyline too. Perfectly understandable right? Well, not exactly, as the transcribed comments show:
"I always thought the WWE really dropped the ball after Eddie passed. I always thought the WWE didn't really want to cash in on Eddie's death. But I remember wrestling Triple H and the fans really went crazy for it. But they went with Rey for WrestleMania 22. And I went into Vince's office and told him that could be me. The fans could really get behind me. And instead that went into me turning heel and having a great program with Rey"
So, yes: Chavo wasn't mad about a crude and tasteless angle; he was simply angry he wasn't the one who benefited from it and didn't understand why Rey got the push and he didn't (nevermind the fact that Rey was considerably more over than Chavo was, and has always been). As well as repeating his view that Cena was "lazy", Chavo also revealed in the interview the final straw was being told he was going to job to Yoshi Tatsu, something he apparently considered a grave insult:
"It was really a longtime coming. I went into the creative offices (after putting over Yoshi Tatsu on Superstars) and asked who's the better wrestler. They said me. I then asked how many countries speak Spanish. And then I asked who have you invested 10 years of television time into. They said me again. And I said they have no legs to stand on. I've always been about business but that's when I said I'm not doing this anymore."
Heck, if he'd have asked me who was better, I'd have said Yoshi without a second thought.
Judging by Chavo's recent claims of wanting to get back to "wrestling", become "an even bigger star than before", and his compliments towards Hulk Hogan and other TNA wrestlers on Twitter and in interviews recently, it seems there may be a run in Orlando in the not-too-distant future (who seem to sign every washed-up mid-carder from WWE these days, regardless of whether they have any real value or not.) These two may deserve each other.