Wrestling / Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Salvador Guerrero IV
(b. 1970) is a third generation Mexican
-American Professional Wrestler
best known for his work in WCW
as Chavo Guerrero Jr.
He debuted in 1994 competing in Mexico and Japan, arriving in WCW in 1996. He was mostly a Jobber
, though his career picked up a bit when he started feuding with his uncle Eddie Guerrero
The idea was that Chavo was trying to stay a Face
, and Eddie kept pressuring him to embrace the "Cheat to Win" philosophy. This led to Chavo going "crazy" and introducing "Pepe," his stick horse.note
Chavo would go on to hold the WCW World Cruiserweight Title
twice and the WCW World Tag Team Titles
once, as Lt. Loco, with Corporal Cajun (Lash LeRoux) while in the Misfits in Action. After WWE bought WCW, Chavo was brought in as part of the InVasion/Alliance angle. Over his time in WWE, he would hold the now-WWE Cruiserweight Title 4 times, the WWE SmackDown! Tag Team Titles
twice with Eddie, and the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title
once. He left WWE in 2011 for the independent scene. He debuted in TNA
in 2012 and is a 2x TNA World Tag Team Champion
there with Hernandez.
Currently, Chavo is one of the top heelsnote
of Lucha Underground
, the critically acclaimed wrestling show on Robert Rodriguez
's El Rey Network.note
"'Tropes asociados con Chavo Guerrero Jr."
- Arch-Enemy: Rey Mysterio Jr., Hornswoggle
- And Zoidberg: Of 2002's "SmackDown Six", consisting of him, his uncle Eddie, Rey, Edge, Kurt Angle, and Chris Benoit, Chavo is the only one to have never won a world title unless you want to be generous and count WWECW.
- Badass Beard: Depending on his face/heel orientation at the time.
- Badass Mustache: Except when he was Kerwin White
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: As the crusierweight champion
- Bald of Awesome: After shaving his own head after Eddie beat him in the Hair vs. Hair match at Bash at the Beach. He later was used in vintages for hair regrowing products though.
- Bash Brothers: with Eddie.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: With the Wall.
- Bound and Gagged: By Hornswoggle, while wearing a cow suit. It makes sense in context but is still as stupid as it sounds.
- Butt Monkey: In his feud with Hornswoggle. At least he was still on TV, though his status as one continued when he became Jack Swagger's eagle mascot.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Became "crazy" at one point in WCW because of Eddie's abuse.
- Companion Cube: Pepé the stick horse when Chavo went nuts. Until Norman Smiley ran it through a woodchipper.
- David Vs Goliath: Chavo was the Goliath against Hornswaggle and the David against the Basham Brothers and Triple H. Also inverted a few times.
- Big Ron Studd (Ron "The Yeti" Reis) defeated him on the October 19, 1996 WCW Monday Nitro.
- The Barbarian: Beat him in ten seconds during his "Amway Salesman" gimmick and then took his merchandise, promising to pay later.
- Kane squashed him for the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania XXIV.
- Demoted to Extra: After his feud with Hornswoggle ended. It may have been humiliating but at least Chavo was still on TV — by late 2010 he had been reduced to portraying the "Swagger Soaring Eagle", and spent 2011 as a pro for the never ending season 5 of NXT before requesting his release.
- Didn't Think This Through: Chavo tried to finish Hornswoggle off with a frog splash. Chavo was blindfolded at the time. Amazingly he managed to scale the turnbuckle without falling but still had no way of hitting his mark.
- Epic Fail: Lost the ECW title to Kane at WrestleMania XXIV in eight seconds. It would only get worse from there for poor Chavito.
- Face–Heel Turn: By the second episode of Lucha Underground.
- Finishing Move: Tornado DDT, Gory Bomb
- Forgot Flanders Could Do That: While Chavo still ends up as the Butt Monkey quite a bit of the time on Lucha Underground (due to the fact that everyone on the roster hates him for being such a backstabbing douche), at least now he gets the chance to show how good a wrestler he actually is. Some people have rated his Gift of the Gods championship defence against Cage in Season 2 to be his best match in the last decade.
- Gimmick Matches: The large majority of his matches with Hornswoggle had some gimmick to make victory for Chavo all but impossible. In their tuxedo match, Chavo's pants legs were sewn together, making it impossible for him to walk, much less wrestle. In their blindfold match, only Chavo was blindfolded, putting him at Hornswoggle's mercy. Etc, etc.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Chilli peppers when he lost a tuxedo match to Hornswoggle.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Self destructive envy towards Eddie in 2003.
- Functional Genre Savvy: Several people had been on the losing end of "feuds" with Santina Marella already. When Vickie Guerrero took her shot, Chavo was the one to suggest she target Santino instead. And wouldn't you know, Vickie won the Miss Wrestlemania crown.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: He and the Wall (formerly Sgt. A-WOL) both turned heel on the Misfits in Action. Chavo went back and forth a few times in WWE.
- I Have Many Names: Chavo Guerrero Jr., Lt. Loco, Kerwin White, the Soaring Eagle
- I Have the High Ground: The Frogsplash
- I Was Beaten by a Girl: Jacqueline defeated him for the WWE Cruiserweight Title, he did not take it too well, deliberately tying one arm behind his back during their rematch to prove how much better than Jacqueline he was (still not above getting a little help from his dad)
- Improvised Weapon: Threw shoes at Hornswoggle. Given this was a tuxedo match, this was a bad idea since you lose when you are disrobed and Chavo was throwing his own shoes.
- In-Series Nickname: "Chavito Heat", as heard for weeks in and out when La Raza blarred through WWF speaker boxes to accompany Los Guerrero's entrance.
- One Steve Limit: He was referred to such even more when his dad was Cruiserweight Champion while working as Chavo Classic.
- It Will Never Catch On: Why, in the storyline, the Powers That Be (Vince Russo doing his Dr. Claw routine) stuck him with an Amway salesman gimmick in November 1999.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Well, Rey never will be a Guerrero. He is right about that at least.
- Last of His Kind: Okay, the record book says Hornswoggle was the final cruiserweight champion but Chavo was the last actual wrestler to hold the title because Hornswoggle had yet to have anything resembling a wrestling match in WWE before the belt was retired.
- Latino Is Brown: The reasoning behind Kerwin White's skin lightning makeup, which he would often sweat off during long promos or matches.
- Lovable Coward: When he and Eddie were doing the "We lie we cheat we steal" routine.
- Moral Myopia: Played for laughs, though Lying Cheating And Stealing was mostly Eddie's doing.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He was the one who got Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle to work together as a tag team when he got the idea to use Benoit's hatred of Angle to lead him into a backstage beat down.
- Noble Bird of Prey: He was Jack Swagger's Soaring Eagle.
- Odd Friendship: With Jillian Hall on Monday Night Raw. The two had little in common besides being jobbers but Chavo was very supportive, even trying to help her win back the Diva's championship from Melina.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: As Kerwin White, who rejected his Mexican heritage in order to achieve his full potential and be accepted by "middle class America". He would go onto prove his whiteness by attacking Shelton Benjamin.note
- Power Stable:
- Red Baron: "The Mexican Warrior"
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He asked for his release, and WWE gave it to him. Considering how abysmally they'd treated him, absolutely nobody blames him.
- Seven Year Rule: Seems to have transcended storyline and affected the creative team itself. A Guerrero in a bird? Its brilliant, sure to get over. It was eventually admitted to have been done before on WWE.com, which held a who would win analysis between the Gooker and the Soaring Eagle.
- Spicy Latina: Chavo was more known for his temper than his uncle was. It is what lead to the downfall of Los Guerreros because Chavo got too emotional.
- Suplex Finisher: Downplayed as it's a Signature Move and not a finisher, but Chavo was one of many who adopted the Three Amigo suplexes in tribute to his uncle Eddie.
- That Man Is Dead: Kerwin White's attitude toward Chavo, though never said in those exact words, he associated himself little with Chavo, except for how superior he was to him.
- The Worf Effect: When the WWL sent Puerto Ricans Monster Pain and Carlito Caribbean Cool to Mexico, Chavo and Carlito decided to work together to ensure the WWL World Heavyweight Championship would not leave with Monster Pain. They did okay for a little while but he ultimately won while his manager, Linda, announced Monster Pain was there to fight Blue Demon Jr.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: As part of Los Guerreros
- Wrestling Family: Part of one of the most well known families in Wrestling, Chavo is considered the third most famous member of the family, after his Uncle Eddie and the latter's widow Vickie.