While it’s common for wrestlers to try their hand outside of wrestling in films and on television, Chavo Guerrero has found success away from wrestling behind the camera. The former WWE and IMPACT star currently works as a Wrestling Coordinator on hit TV series Young Rock, after holding a similar position on the Netflix comedy-drama GLOW.
Appearing on The Wrestling inc, Daily Guerrero has been speaking about his latest venture, and how his time in WWE and working on GLOW prepared him for the experience.
“Every kind of step I’ve done has progressed me to where I’m at now,” Guerrero admitted. “A little bit from WCW but WWE for sure, 100%, and then leaving WWE ,and then going to Lucha Underground and kind of supervising producing that, and then going to GLOW, that was the Harvard of television right there, and then to Young Rock. Definitely the progression helped.
“If I didn’t have these steps, definitely would not have been able to do at least the job that I do there because I’m looking at it in a completely different way. Now, I’m looking at the camera angles. I’m looking at it as a director. I’m looking at it like, ‘okay, maybe we’re going to do this lens here. We’re going to shoot it here. This is slow motion.’ Now I know all the terminology and what they want, I can hopefully get that tone.”
Prior to working on Young Rock, Guerrero worked on the hit Netflix series GLOW. The series was hugely popular with both wrestling and non-wrestling fans alike during it’s three season run from 2017 to 2019. The show had been confirmed to return for a fourth season, but this was cancelled in 2020.
Guerrero has revealed that he was working on GLOW when he got the call to be part of Young Rock, and how that move was a real bittersweet moment.
“It was hard because I was filming the fourth season of GLOW,” Guerrero recalled. “We had filmed two episodes, and the pandemic hit and shut everything down. And we were going to come back. After six months, we were still going to come back, and then all of a sudden, they pulled the plug and said, they just got to trim some fat and some budget stuff.
“We were all super bummed, but if I was still doing GLOW, maybe I wouldn’t have been able to do this show, and that was our last season of GLOW. “
The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion went on to explain how much of the work for the fourth season had already been completed, and that there were plenty of familiar wrestling faces set to appear.
“We wanted that closure at least. We had the scripts all done and all the steps were done,” Guerrero recalled. “We knew where we were going with it, and God, it was gonna be so good. It was going to be very wrestling heavy season, so I was really looking forward to that. All the actresses were looking forward to that because they loved that part.
“They love the acting don’t get me wrong, but they loved getting in the ring because it made them feel strong and badass. We already filmed two episodes and some great wrestling scenes in there, and I brought in Taya Valkyrie to do some stuff. I had Victoria coming in. I had possibly Gail Kim coming in.”
However, all is not lost, as although things ended abruptly Guerrero hopes that the show may get it’s conclusion in the form of a movie.
“I had some good little nuggets in there, and then when the plug got pulled, man, we were all sad. Some of the texts from from the actresses to me were so sad because there was no closure. We had no goodbye, no wrap party, nothing like that. It just stopped. So hopefully, in the future, if all the fans really really want that, we can do a Netflix movie and get some closure on it, but we’ll see in the future.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.