Chavo Guerrero Sr. Death – Liver Cancer

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Chavo Guerrero Sr. – Dead at 68

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.

Family Feud

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:

Our condolences to the friends and family of Chavo Sr.