Chavo Guerrero Sr. Death – Liver Cancer
1949-2017 (age 68)
WWE has confirmed the death of Chavo Guerrero Sr. He was 68 years old.
Slam is reporting that his cause of death was due to liver cancer.
The Guerrero Legacy
The last name Guerrero is synonymous with professional wrestling.
Chavo Sr. was the son of Gory Gurrero, and older brother to Eddie Guerrero. Chavo Sr’s son, Chavo Jr., spent time with WWE, WCW, TNA, and most recently, a run in Lucha Underground.
Chavo Sr. was a well known worker throughout the 70s and 80s, having spent time in Japan as well as the AWA.
Chavo Sr. makes short work of Arn Anderson, December 1982.
Younger fans will likely recognize Chavo as “Chavo Classic” from his WWE run in 2004.
Chavo was part of a memorable program with his son, Chavo Jr., where the pair feuded with Eddie Guerrero.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion
During his 2004 WWE tenure, Chavo Sr. became the oldest to ever win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, capturing the gold on the May 20th edition of SmackDown!. He was 55 years old at the time.
The Wrestling World Reacts
Here’s some tweets from around the wrestling world, paying respect to the late Chavo Sr:
WWE is saddened to learn that Chavo Guerrero Sr. has passed away. https://t.co/La6lixkGVu pic.twitter.com/kMAmv0uqNW
— WWE (@WWE) February 11, 2017
My heart & condolences to the entire Guerrero family on the passing of Chavo Guerrero Sr. A one of a kind person who was a pleasure to know
— The Destroyer (@SamoaJoe) February 11, 2017
RIP #ChavoGuerrero… a true pioneer and legend in this business. It was a pleasure to know him,… https://t.co/DOecpRzaUA
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) February 11, 2017
Chavo Sr. was one of a kind. He did things his own way & entertained fans for 20+ years. My thoughts are with the entire Guerrero family. pic.twitter.com/fn1bk6WXLF
— Triple H (@TripleH) February 11, 2017
Today the world lost a true rebel. He did things "HIS" way. Not always right, not always wrong,… https://t.co/0BRq00r9gV
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) February 11, 2017
Our condolences to the friends and family of Chavo Sr.