Tony Khan has responded to the recent criticism levelled at him by Chavo Guerrero after the star was removed from the AEW roster page.
Chavo Guerrero made his AEW debut on July 21st 2021 as Andrade El Idolo’s ‘Executive Consultant’. He continued in this role for several months until, on the September 10th edition of Dynamite, Andrade unexpectedly attacked him, writing him off TV. It was later revealed that the angle happened to allow Guerrero time off to return to his role as a wrestling coordinator on ‘Young rock’
However, on March 1st, Guerrero retweeted a report saying that he had been removed from the AEW website’s roster page, indicating he was no longer part of the company. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion said that the change in status was news to him.
Appearing on Wrestling Inc. Daily, Chavo explained that he had tried to get in contact with Tony Khan in February but heard nothing back from the AEW President.
“Coming back in early February, started giving Tony some texts, no answer, no reply. Called him, left him a voice message, no reply whatsoever. I am like, ‘hmm, okay.’ Then all of a sudden I see I am not part of the page anymore, of the AEW roster. So, it kind of pisses me off, to be honest.
Hey, I am a big boy, if there’s not plans for me, totally fine, I get it. But answer your phone. I deal with billionaires all the time, he’s not the first one, so it kind of pisses me off a little bit. After working with Vince McMahon, you can deal with anybody. So I am like, ‘answer your phone.’ This is not cool. So that’s where we are at” (H/T Wrestling Inc.)
News to me. 🤷🏻♂️ RT @AEWmetrics: Reporting a fact:
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) March 1, 2022
Tony Khan responded to Guerrero’s comments during the recent post-Revolution media scrum, explaining that he had been on a weekly deal at the time rather than a full-time contract.
“I am going to call Chavo. I was a little surprised, I only missed one message from him and then he went to the media after I missed one message. I don’t want to say what Chavo got paid for being the stunt coordinator on Young Rock, but he got paid a huge amount of money and he asked if he could take time off and leave. He was not under contract, he was on a weekly deal.”
Tony Khan went on to say that he had told Guerrero he would love to have him back once ‘Young Rock’ was finished shooting as he had done great things while in the company.
I said, ‘I would love to have you back. I like you a lot.’ He did a great thing, but now we’re going to have to make our plans going forward without him and we made plans without him and we’ve done great stuff. I like him, he did great stuff for us. I definitely owe him a phone call, but I was a little surprised to hear that. I like him a lot. Chavo could walk in right now and I’m very pleased with him. When I saw that…it’s kind of a busy week because we have a show every day. Maybe he didn’t know I had such a busy week. He did reach out this week, I just haven’t gotten back to him yet. I will talk to Chavo.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.