Source: Victor Garcia of FOX News Latino
Recently, former TNA World Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero, Jr. spoke with FOX News Latino’s Victor Garcia regarding a variety of topics. The discussion included how Guerrero came to TNA, what he felt about his last year in WWE, some thoughts on his uncle Eddie Guerrero, and when he thinks he’ll retire. Highlights from the interview are below, though you can read the entire interview by clicking here. Enjoy!
On Whether Guys Like Austin Aries and Bobby Roode Led Him to TNA
Oh, yeah. What happened was I took about a year off. When they started talking TNA a little bit here and there, I started really watching the show and looking at the roster — it speaks for itself. I mean, it’s so good. It was a lot of people that I haven’t wrestled, like A.J. Styles, so many people that I could just tear down the house with. I had to try it.
On What His Legacy is in WWE
I had another three tag team championships runs and an ECW Championship. It’s awesome. The very last year [in the WWE] left a lot to be desired, you’re off TV and all of a sudden they start giving you this little program, you kinda make the most of them and make the best of them. They say the average life of a professional wrestler’s about four and a half years. I’ve been doing it 18.
On His Historic Family and Whether He’ll Be the Last Guerrero
For now. You know, we got other ones that are maybe coming up. It depends. You know, there’s no guarantee in the wrestling business, of course.
Our whole lives we’ve always been compared to other Guerreros. My dad Hector and Mando were compared to my grandpa Gory. You always have the critics, “Oh, you’ll never be as good as him,” and they’re as good as him. Eddie heard it his whole life. “You’ll never be as good as your un-, as your dad and your, your, your older brothers.” You know, I’ve heard it. “You’ll never be as good as Eddie.” My whole life, we’ve always, they’ve always told us and said, “Look, you’re your own person. You’re not us. We’re not you. You do stuff better than us, we do some stuff better than you. This can’t compare. You’re comparing apples and oranges.” It’s like comparing Owen Hart and Bret Hart. They grew up in the dungeon, but two completely different wrestlers.
On Whether Retirement is on the Horizon for Him
In the wrestling business, you know, you really don’t know what you’re doing ‘til about seven, eight years in. You look back to the way wrestling used to be — you didn’t even make it to the big time until you were ten years in minimum. Now you’re in the business for six months or a year and they come in the ring and they’re getting shots at big time. And if you see the wrestling , especially at the other place, you can tell. I won’t even watch that program because it’s bad. The wrestling is so bad.
If he can’t wrestle, then he can’t wrestle, you know? Very, very few and far between do we get a Triple H or a Rey Mysterio, a Randy Orton. That doesn’t happen too much anymore. It’s very few and far between. You can tell who’s making John Cena look good.