Wrestling By The Numbers: Salvador ‘Chavo’ Guerrero IV
TNA Wrestling has announced the release of former 2-Time TNA Tag-Team Champion Salvador ‘Chavo’ Guerrero IV. The 43-year-old El Paso Texas native had spent the previous year and a half with the organization after being signed back in July of 2012. Guerrero was paired with fellow Mexican wrestler Hernandez and the duo had success feuding with the likes of Bad Influence and Bobby Roode and Austin Aries for the tag-team titles. Guerrero’s work with the company had been limited over the past few months prior to winning a Feast Or Fired Match on Impact in December. His briefcase ended up containing a release from the organization which was confirmed by TNA Wrestling as official on December 19th.
Salvador Guerrero IV is a 20-year third generation veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in 1994 after having been trained by legendary family members Chavo Guerrero Sr., Eddie Guerrero, Hector Guerrero and Mando Guerrero. He started his career working in both Mexico and Japan and had a stint with New Japan Pro Wrestling prior to signing with World Championship Wrestling in 1996. During his 5-years with WCW Guerrero would both feud and team with his real life uncle Eddie Guerrero and later was apart of the popular Misfits In Action stable. He would become a 2-Time WCW Cruiserweight Champion and former 1-Time WCW Tag-Team Champion before the company closed in 2001.
Guerrero’s contract was one of 25 that were purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2001 during the acquisition of WCW. He ended up spending a decade with the organization becoming one of the company’s top cruiserweight talents during that period and also again formed a popular tag-team with Eddie Guerrero. Chavo would become a former 4-Time WWE Cruiserweight Champion and also win the tag-team titles twice with Eddie. In 2008 he reached his highest level of singles success when he defeated C.M. Punk in January to win the company’s ECW Championship. Guerrero requested and was granted his release from the organization in June of 2011. Prior to signing with TNA he spent a year working for numerous independent organizations and also worked Puerto Rico with the World Wrestling Council.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Salvador ‘Chavo’ Guerrero IV by the numbers…
* 9 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 24 Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
* 3 Main Event Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
* 3 Matches on TNA Xplosion.
* 10 Matches on TNA Ring Ka King On Colors Network.
* 9 Main Event Matches on TNA Ring Ka King On Colors Network.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 36 Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 4 Main Event Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Event As An Interviewer on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 45 Matches on WWE Raw.
* 7 Main Event Matches on WWE Raw.
* 151 Matches ( 12th Most All-Time ) on WWE Smackdown. (First Match: October 25th 2001 In a 16-Man Battle Royal Match Last Match: May 27th 2011 Vs Sin Cara)
* 22 Main Event Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 1 Match on WWE Tribute To The Troops.
* 26 Matches ( 24th Most All-Time ) on WWE ECW On Syfy / TNN. (First Match: January 1st 2008 Vs C.M. Punk Last Match: January 5th 2010 Vs Shelton Benjamin)
* 14 Main Event Matches on WWE ECW On Syfy / TNN.
* 24 Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 6 Main Event Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 23 Matches on WWE Heat.
* 11 Main Event Matches on WWE Heat.
* 33 Matches on WWE Velocity.
* 8 Main Event Matches on WWE Velocity.
* 12 Matches on WWE Jakked.
* 3 Main Event Matches on WWE Jakked.
* 5 Matches on WWE NXT Wrestling.
* 1 Main Event Match on WWE NXT Wrestling.
World Championship Wrestling:
* 19 Matches on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 3 Matches Managed on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 61 Matches on WCW Monday Nitro.
* 2 Main Event Matches on WCW Monday Nitro.
* 1 Match on WCW Clash Of The Champions.
* 52 Matches on WCW Saturday Night.
* 3 Main Event Matches on WCW Saturday Night.
* 56 Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on WCW Thunder. (First Match: January 15th 1998 Vs Goldberg Last Match: March 21st 2001 With Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo Vs Rey Misterio Jr., Billy Kidman & Shane Helms)
* 3 Main Event Matches on WCW Thunder.
* 13 Matches on WCW Worldwide.
* 3 Main Event Matches on WCW Worldwide.
* 5 Matches on WCW Pro.
* 1 Match on WCW Main Event.
New Japan Pro Wrestling:
* 5 Matches on NJPW Battle Final.
* 2 Matches on NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors