Chavo Guerero was one of those many wrestlers who joined WWE after WCW got extinct. There are many names who joined WWE back then from both WCW and ECW. But almost all of them were treated as either mid cards or lower mid cards, some of them were even considered jobbers.
Among those few names who earned something from WWE, Chavo Guerrero must have been one of the leading figures among them.
Chavo Guerrero Points Out The Difference Between Working For Eric Bischoff & Vince McMahon
Even though Chavo was mostly treated as a Cruiserweight in his first singles run, his hard work and dedication earned him a much-awaited World Title run in 2008 when he won the ECW Championship by defeating CM Punk. But his reign was ended at WrestleMania 24 after losing to Kane.
Recently Chavo Guerrero spoke with Wrestling Inc. Daily where he discussed how it felt coming to WWE after his five-year WCW run, and he also talked about the Difference Between Working For Eric Bischoff & Vince McMahon;
“I didn’t see it too much because I had Eddie already there. I know I was still green and young, but one thing that Eddie did tell me, I think Jericho told me too, ‘Anything you’ve done over there, remember,’ I’d only been there four years in the business. He said, ‘That’s gone. You’re starting fresh here.
“New audience. Yes, it’s wrestling, but these guys have maybe not watched WCW, so they won’t know what you’re doing. So you get to start fresh, but you’re starting fresh. There’s a good and a bad.’ I didn’t get it too much. I was pretty good. I saw there were lot of jealousies. DDP got it for sure. Mike Awesome and those guys, those big dudes but I didn’t see it.”
On Difference Between Working For Eric Bischoff & Vince McMahon;
“It was different because I saw the buck stopped with one guy. The buck stopped with Vince McMahon. What he said goes, and that’s the way it was. There was really no boss in WCW. Even Eric had to answer to people, and then when Eric was gone, there was really no boss.
“When Bill Bush came in and other people came in, we didn’t have a boss. I remember one time at Nitro, they held the show up. Maybe it was a Thunder or something but they held the show up because you had David Crockett, head of production, he was arguing with booking, and they were arguing about something.
“They didn’t even start the show until 30 minutes late because they couldn’t agree on what to do. It was a pissing contest basically, and I was like, ‘god, these guys are acting like kids.’ There’s people out there waiting to go to start the show. So then when we got to WWF, you saw how a show was supposed to run.
“Remember in WCW, all the departments kind of did their own thing. Certain people had it good like Booker T. He comes in. He was respected. We all knew he was a good worker, and he got even better and better. Guys like Eddie and Chris [Benoit], they still had to show what they’re made of. They had to fit in.”
Except for the ECW Championship, Chavo won the WWE Cruiserweight Champion four times and WWE Tag Team Championship twice with the WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero. Chavo made his last in ring appearance back in 2020 under Nación Lucha Libre promotion which was formed by Chavo himself and Alberto El Patron back in 2019. But the promotion got defunct in 2020.