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Salvador "Chavo" Guerrero IV (born October 20, 1970) is a third generation Mexican-American Professional Wrestler best known for his work in WCW and WWE as Chavo Guerrero (Jr.) He debuted in 1994 competing in Mexico and Japan, arriving in WCW in 1996. He primarily participated in the 6 and 8 man Lucha tag team matches that WCW often opened their cards with and was on the winning side somewhat more often than many of his peers, but he saw next to no singles success. His career picked up a bit when he started feuding with his uncle Eddie Guerrero.note  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 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.

More recently, Chavo was one of the top heelsnote  of Lucha Underground, the critically acclaimed wrestling show on Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network. He is a one-time Gift of the Gods Champion there. He also appeared in Season 2 of GLOW (2017) after previously working as a fight coordinator and wrestling trainer for Season 1.

"'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 — which he didn't even win on his own, having pinned CM Punk in a No DQ match after Punk had been speared by Edge.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Starting in 2003, Chavo would sport a bandana.
  • 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.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • As the story goes, Chavo got heated backstage during a Smackdown taping in 2004. When he overheard another wrestler mocking the smaller wrestlers on the card. Chavo did not appreciate that, called said wrestler fat and proceeded to launch himself at him. Said wrestler who made the offending comments? Big Show. 5'9 Chavo found himself shoved halfway across the room by the 7 foot Big Show for his efforts.
    • In Lucha Underground, Chavo was in a bad mood. He decided to attack someone. That someone was Mil Muertes, who was also in a bad mood. Chavo was dumb. Chavo got his ass kicked.
  • 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.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: In Lucha Underground. If Chavo's fighting, there WILL be a chair involved. He even brought a chair into Aztec Warfare I, since one of the stipulations of the match was No Disqualifications. Also wielded one in the Loser Leaves Lucha match, as did his father.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: One of Lucha Underground's most frequent backstabbers. Prime among them was the Declaration of Protection he swore regarding Black Lotus, which he never intended to honor as he sold her out to Dario Cueto the first chance he got.
  • 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.
  • Dead Man Walking: Chavo became this in Lucha Underground after he pissed off one luchador too many and was basically declared persona non grata to any Mexican wrestler in the roster.
  • Declaration of Protection: In Lucha Underground, he struck a deal with Dragon Azteca to protect Black Lotus in exchange for Azteca's help in getting all the Mexican wrestlers on the roster off his back. He never intended to honor it.
  • 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.
    • In Lucha Underground, he was the first wrestler who could have been called the Big Bad of the promotion. He lost his Big Bad spot in short order to the likes of Mil Muertes and Cage. Unable to physically reclaim his top spot, he instead turned to trying to weasel his way back to the top of the cards, to less success each time he tried it, and his attempts got fewer and further between.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Chavo revealed in the Dark Side of the Ring documentary (about Chris Benoit) that he cradled Eddie in his arms as he died.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Lucha Underground. Upon seeing that Joey Ryan was about to force a kiss on Sexy Star, Chavo jumped in and screamed "NO!" at him until he stopped. Chavo being Chavo, he then used the opportunity to try to pin Sexy, but it's the thought that counts.
  • Face–Heel Turn: By the second episode of Lucha Underground. He nearly turned back after swearing to protect Black Lotus, but he never intended on honoring that deal.
  • Finishing Move: Tornado DDT, Gory Bomb
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: Chavo ended up as a Butt-Monkey on Lucha Underground, due to the fact that everyone on the roster hates him for being such a backstabbing douche. However, in season 2 he managed to swindle his way into winning the Gift of the Gods title, cheating Cage out of it in the process. He was finally forced to defend the title against Cage. With no possible way of weaseling out of the match, Chavo fought. Hard. Although he did lose in the end, the match ended up being considered Chavo's best match of the 2010s.
  • 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.
  • 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 and 2004.
  • 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.
  • Honorary Uncle: He and Chris Jericho are this to David Benoit, son of Chris Benoit. David mentions in several interviews that Chavo and Jericho always look out for him ever since the unfortunate 2007 event.
  • I Have Many Names: Chavo Guerrero (Jr.), Lt. Loco, Kerwin White, the Soaring Eagle
  • 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.
  • Legacy Character: In Lucha Underground. Turned out that his family had a long-time history with Matanza, as Chavo mentioned to Black Lotus that his grandfather was present when he destroyed her village, so that made Chavo the inheritor of the mantle of being the Guerrero who opposed him. Too bad that, well, Chavo is a Guerrero.
  • Loser Leaves Town: Lost a "Loser Leaves Lucha" match to Rey Mysterio Jr. in Season 3 of Lucha Underground, but when the promotion changed hands between seasons (and Rey himself didn't return to make an issue of it) he was able to return again in Season 4 with no-one questioning it.
  • Lovable Coward: When he and Eddie were doing the "We Lie We Cheat We Steal" routine.
  • The Mole: His supposed alliance with Dragon Azteca was actually him serving as one for Dario Cueto, in exchange for protection from all of Mexico.
  • 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.
  • Not Me This Time: On the SmackDown after the 2004 Royal Rumble event, Eddie gets taken out backstage before he was set to compete in the 15-man Royal Rumble matchnote . Chavo and his father arrive at the scene, only to see Rey Mysterio glaring suspiciously at them, thinking they're the assailants due to their feud with Eddie. Despite them swearing revenge on Eddie earlier for beating them down at the PPV (with Eddie bloodying Chavo as payback for doing the same to him), they claim to not be the culprits. Rey doesn't buy it and attacks them.
  • 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:
    • (in WCW): Misfits In Action with General Rection (Hugh Morrus), Corporal Cajun (Lash LeRoux, Major Stash (Van Hammer), Sergeant AWOL (The Wall) and Major Gunns (Tylene Buck).
    • (in WWE): The Alliance, with too many to list here
    • (in WWE) La Familia, led by Vickie Guerrero and Edge, with Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder and Bam Neely.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • The Kerwin White character. After Eddie's death, Chavo immediately returned to wrestling as himself and Kerwin was never mentioned again.
    • Twice in Lucha Underground, though Chavo disappearing from the show without so much fanfare was normal due to him being a producer on the show.
      • First, he left early in season 1 after feeling he was too big a target for the Mexican wrestlers on the roster, until he made a deal with Dario Cueto to be his mole and feign an alliance with Dragon Azteca.
      • Second was the Loser Leaves Lucha match in season 3, until he returned in season 4 as the Temple had changed hands in the meantime.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: For the first portion of his WWF/E career he used the theme song that had been Eddie's in WCW.
  • Red Baron: "The Mexican Warrior"
  • Refused the Call: Some fans wondered why Rey Mysterio, and not Chavo, was pushed after Eddie's death. Chavo would later state he was originally offered a push, but declined.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
  • Seven-Year Rule: Seems to have transcended storyline and affected the creative team itself. A Guerrero in a bird? It's brilliant, sure to get over. It was eventually admitted to have been done before on, 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.
    • He has, however, finished plenty of matches with a Brainbuster. Sometimes even 3 of them.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the end of 2000, Chavo left the Misfits In Action (and Lt. Loco name) to strike out on his own to success by winning his second WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
  • 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. Sometimes they would fake an injury, but their 'trademark' was to waffle their opponent with a chair and then collapse as though they'd been hit, avoiding being disqualified in the process.
  • Wrestling Family: Part of one of the most well known families in wrestling; outside of Mexico Chavo is considered the third most famous member of the family, after his Uncle Eddie and Eddie's widow Vickie.