Chavo Guerrero opened up about wrestling, just hours after his uncle, Eddie Guerrero passed away in an exclusive interview with The Chris Van Vliet Show.
Guerrero advised that prior to Eddie’s death, he was wrestling under the Kerwin White character, but the day after Eddie died, he reverted back to competing as Chavo Guerrero once again:
“I was Kerwin White until the day Eddie died. When Eddie died, we were in Minneapolis for a supershow – RAW and SmackDown show – because the whole crew was going overseas to Europe that night, or maybe the next morning. And after Eddie passed, Vince, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels all came to me at Eddie’s hotel room and we’re in the hallway, and Vince goes, ‘What do I do? Do I cancel the show?’ I’m like, ‘Absolutely not. Eddie would have never wanted you to cancel the show. The show must go on. We have to do the show. I told him, ‘the show goes on and I want to wrestle.’ And he goes, ‘Alright’, and I came out that night as Chavo Guerrero with blonde hair.”
When asked how he felt, wrestling the day after his uncle had died, Guerrero explained:
“I was guided. I felt like Eddie was there for me and I was guided through it. Plus, I had JBL wanting to wrestle me and put me over. So, he’s a guy that loved Eddie. I loved Eddie. We all did. The fans were behind. It was like I couldn’t do anything wrong that night. I looked back at that match – it was super special, and just getting in that ring and just performing.”
You can watch the full interview here.