A new report has offered some information as to why Chavo Guerrero was recently written off AEW television.
On the September 10th episode of AEW Rampage, Andrade El Idolo turned on his manager Guerrero. While Andrade was taking on PAC, Guerrero interfered while the referees back was turned, ensuring his man was able to grab the win.
With celebrations in full swing on the ramp, Andrade attacked Guerrero leaving him laying.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has now offered an explanation for the angle. Meltzer suggests that Guerrero was given time off due to his role as a wrestling coordinator on ‘Young Rock’ which has been commissioned for a second season.
“The reason for the angle on Rampage where Chavo Guerrero was turned on by Andrade and then beaten down by Penta & Fenix which looked like a character blow-off is that Chavo works as the wrestling coordinator for the TV show “Young Rock” and they are filming the second season of the show now. In an interesting note, the showrunner for “Young Rock” is the sister of Nick Khan. When Tony Khan brought in Guerrero for Andrade, and “Young Rock” was renewed , they came up with an agreement where Guerrero would work through All Out and then they would blow off the character. After the filming of season two, Guerrero is expected back to AEW.”
Chavo Guerrero had been by Andrade’s side since the July 21st edition of AEW Dynamite.
As his in-ring career began to wind down Guerrero worked on 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.
After GLOW came to an end, Guerrero took on the role of wrestling coordinator on Young Rock.
The show which chronicles the early years of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson growing up around the wrestling business has been a huge success since debuting in February 2021.