In a recent interview with “Insight with Chris Van Vliet,” former AEW wrestler Chavo Guerrero opened up about his short-lived stint in the company and hinted at a possible return in the future, citing his amicable relationship with the organization.
Guerrero acknowledged that his time with AEW was brief but expressed optimism about a potential comeback, stating, “I’m still on good terms with those guys.” However, he emphasized that his role as a wrestling coordinator in Hollywood posed challenges to his availability for wrestling commitments.
As a wrestling coordinator, Guerrero has been instrumental in helping actors prepare for wrestling-related roles in television shows and movies such as “Young Rock,” “Iron Claw,” and “GLOW.” This responsibility significantly limits his ability to commit to long-term wrestling projects.
“It’s very hard for me to do wrestling stuff for long periods of time because my bread and butter right now is in TV shows and movies because it’s a union, it’s my insurance, my pension, all that stuff,” Guerrero explained. “You don’t get a pension in pro wrestling.”
Guerrero initially joined AEW alongside Andrade El Idolo and expressed satisfaction with his experience during that run. However, his involvement in the “Young Rock” project eventually led to the conclusion of their partnership.
“We were just getting into what we were starting to do and ‘Young Rock’ called for that overseas,” Guerrero revealed. He had informed Tony Khan, the president of AEW, in advance about his commitment to the television series. Khan assured him that they would address the situation when the time came.
Guerrero shared that Khan had encouraged his involvement in the project, understanding the financial benefits it offered. While Khan assured Guerrero that a place would be waiting for him upon his return, the “Young Rock” project ended up taking longer than expected, leading to changes in plans.
The details of the interview and Guerrero’s thoughts on his AEW run were transcribed by Wrestling Inc., with the conversation originally conducted by “Insight with Chris Van Vliet.” To properly credit the sources, please attribute any quotes used from this article to “Insight with Chris Van Vliet” with a hat tip to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
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