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Chavo Guerrero

      

Real Name - Salvador Guerrero, Jr.
Birthdate - 1/7/49
5'8" 205 lbs. - Los Angeles, CA

Athletic Background - Wrestling, Gymnastics [University of Texas]

Teacher(s) - Gory Guerrero

Professional Background - ???(`72-), Los Angeles(`75-), San Francisco(`76-`78), EMLL(`77), SWCW(`81), All Japan(`83), WCCW(`83), Mid-South(`83-`85), Florida(`84), TASW(`85), UWF(`86-`87), WWA(Mexico)(`89), WWE(`04), Indies(`04-)

Aliases - Chavo Guerrero, Sr., Chavo Classic

Groups - The Guerreros

Peak Years - `75-`85


Finisher(s) - 
- German Suplex


Favorites -
- Gory Special
- Moonsault
- Moonsault Bodyblock
- Flying Somersault Tope
- Dropkick


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set10 
 Science
 Aerial8
 Power
 Strikes



Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping8
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - The son of the legendary Gory and brother of the more famous Eddy, Chavo's legacy is unfortunately weak for someone of his greatness. One of the premier highflyers of the 80s, who took the lucha style added a little American and Japanese flavor to it. He had success in the three major capitals of wrestling as a junior/light heavyweight. Chavo was first and foremost a star in Los Angeles amongst the Spanish fans. While his experience in Mexico was limited, Chavo Guerrero was a major hit in Southern California and Texas where the Spanish fans appreciated his lucha style, but he was not as distant from the Anglos as pure luchadors had been. His success in States was impressive considering his heritage. Japan was another place where Chavo Guerrero saw surprising success as one of the country's most exciting juniors in the late 70s and early 80s. Guerrero had a profound impact on a generation of American-born Latinos who saw him as one who was able to find success in the US. An exceptional wrestler whose choices in the wrestling world cost him great fame he could have achieved in Mexico, but choose the other path and should be regarded as a true trailblazer.
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