Former four-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, former two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, & former ECW Champion, Chavo Guerrero, was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem live every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, www.Hybrident.tv, & www.iTunes.com). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), and subscribe to The Mayhem’s all-new YouTube channel (at www.YouTube.com/FeelTheMayhem).
Chavo joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
Chavo Guerrero/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/082211.wax
Chavo Guerrero/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/aug11/082211.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Paterson, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
If he was actually considering leaving the WWE prior to asking for his release earlier this summer & why he believes the theory of “when you need wrestling, that’s when wrestling doesn’t need you”/”when you don’t need wrestling, that’s when wrestling needs you”: “I was thinking about leaving for the last few years to be honest, maybe two & half years. I’d be kicking around (the idea) with my wife. She was very supportive and told me to do what I have to do. Sometimes you get caught in a rut, being you get a family, you get kids. It’s a great job for a young guy who’s single. ‘Hey, go travel the world, and make some money. It’s great.’ And then, they start sucking you in a little bit, because you got this & that, and you kind of need wrestling. When you need wrestling, that’s when wrestling doesn’t need you. When you don’t need wrestling, that’s when wrestling needs you. CM Punk is an example. What he is doing is great, but it’s not like he changed anything. It’s not like he just became a great wrestler or great on the mic. What happened was he was leaving, and finally they had to something to keep him, and they let him fly off the cuff a little bit.”
Whether or not Vince McMahon & the WWE used the Guerrero name in the proper way after the tragic passing of his uncle (Eddie Guerrero): “I think Vince McMahon was very leery & careful in how he used the Guerrero name, because he didn’t want to just capitalize on Eddie’s death. I know if I turned around the next day, and they would have pushed me through the roof, and I became champ, you would have the same people that are saying ‘Vince didn’t use the name right.’ The same people would have said ‘They’re exploiting Eddie, and that’s the only reason Chavo got his push.’ Sometimes you can’t make people happy. It’s a business. Vince McMahon is a business man, and if he could make money off of you, then he’s going to use you. My feud with Rey Mysterio was a direct result of the same question that you asked.”
What he sees as the most intriguing aspects about Ring of Honor & TNA when considering the next chapter of his own in-ring career: “Ring of Honor is definitely an up-and-comer. You can’t deny their athleticism and what they can do in the ring. That’s definitely appealing to me; going out there, being able to wrestle, not having your hands tied, and the brass telling you you have five minutes out there. There’s a reason main eventers like John Cena & others have good matches a lot, because they have a 30 or 45 minute Pay-Per-View match. Well, give me 30 or 45 minutes out there, and I’m going to tear the house down. I guarantee it. TNA is also a huge up-and-coming company that you want to see succeed. Not only is my uncle Hector there, but the X-Division there is tremendous. You have Kurt Angle there, one of the best wrestlers of all-time. They have some great talent, and there’s such big potential there to really do good.”
Much more is contained in Chavo Guerrero’s exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts on how he knew he arrived in the business, what will be contained in his first-ever book, the possibility of teaming up with his father (“Chavo “Classic” Guerrero, Sr.) inside the squared circle, why he was not in favor of bringing in the Sin Cara character onto WWE television & why he felt the WWE was trying to “make another Rey Mysterio,” whether or not we are seeing Mysterio’s WWE career wind down after having surgery on his injured knee, why he believes that Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, & Drew McIntyre will be the top superstars to have success in the WWE, how he deals with fans in public settings, plus so much more! Be sure to follow Chavo Guerrero right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter/com/MexWarrior).