Chavo Guerrero

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

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Wrestling, Gymnastics (University of Texas)

Teachers - Gory Guerrero

Professional background - Los Angeles, Texas, Southwest, Florida, Tijuana, UWF, All Japan

Groups - Guerreros

Peak Years - `75-`85

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- German Suplex

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

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 10
science - 3
aerial - 10
power - 7
strikes - 7

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 7
bumping - 8
carrying - 7
heat - 6
legacy - 6

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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