Audio: Chavo Guerrero, Sr. Talks Strained Relationship with Eddie’s Family, Nancy Grace as an “Idiot”
Apr 15, 2014 - by Atlee Greene
Former WWE stars Chavo Guerrero, Sr. and Jose Luis Rivera joined Tommy Fierro and former WWE/WCW/ECW star“Big” Vito LoGrasso on Who’s Slamming Who to talk about their respective runs with WWE and their time wrestling around the world.
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Chavo Guerrero, Sr., On His Strained Relationship with Eddie’s Family:
We don’t stay in touch that much. They’ve chosen to be like that. Why? I don’t know. I have no idea. Ever since Eddie [Guerrero] passed our relationships have not been there. But I hear [my niece Shaul, aka WWE’s Raquel Diaz] is doing good. I talk to her once in a while. No, I have not been following her career. The main reason being that I didn’t teach her. If you want to be the best [wrestler], you [should] come to a Guerrero. Especially if you’re a Guerrero. But she had that opportunity to go to WWE. I guess she’s doing good. She’s still got a contract. That’s all good. That’s as much as I can say about my niece.
On the Nancy Grace / Warrior Controversy:
She did not know the facts. It’s not only in wrestling, [but] it’s in a lot of other stuff. I stopped listening to her and never really enjoyed her. She’s just not my type of journalist. Not only in wrestling, [but] many other subjects she speaks out of turn. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Let’s put it this way. She doesn’t research to know what she’s talking about. She just says things out of [context]. She’s an idiot. She’s an imbecile. It’s not because she said something about wrestling. Sure, some of us have dealt with steroids … The point was not about steroids. The point was that all these wrestlers that have not died from steroids were put in the same category. That’s just not fair to the families.
On TNA, ROH, and Other WWE Competitors:
The only company really out there is WWE. They’re #1. If you don’t want to work for them [then] you’re a fool. We’re still not receiving what we should as professional athletes. As much money as WWE makes, it’s by far the best-paid company out there, unless you’ve got some sort of a deal in Japan. And those are few and far between, and more and more [rare] every day.