Chavo Guerrero Recalls Eddie Guerrero Wanting To Leave Wrestling

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Chavo Guerrero has recalled a time when Eddie Guerrero told he wanted to leave the pro wrestling business, which led to Chavo thinking about his future as well.

The duo of Eddie & Chavo Guerrero were known as “Los Guerreros” in the WWE Universe. Eddie was Chavo’s uncle, but it was a unique relationship because Eddie was only three years older than Chavo, so they grew up almost like brothers, as Chavo has said in interviews.

They came from the Guerrero wrestling family and worked together in the 1990s in WCW. When Chavo joined WWE in 2001, Eddie had already been in the company.

Sadly, in November 2005, Eddie Guerrero passed away in his hotel room in Minneapolis and Chavo Guerrero was the one that discovered him.

During an interview on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Chavo Guerrero recalled Uncle Eddie saying that he didn’t want to be on the road anymore.

“Eddie (Guerrero) had a great mind for the business. He just didn’t want to be on the road anymore. He loved his family a lot. He really, really did, and he wanted to be home with his family.”

“I remember before he passed, like 6 months before, I remember him coming to me and saying, ‘I don’t want to be here anymore.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I don’t want to wrestle anymore.’ I said, ‘Dude, drop out and do something else.’ He got really mad and said, ‘What am I going to do? What else am I going to do? This is what we do. We wrestle.’ I said, ‘It doesn’t matter. Your family life is more important. What good is it if you are away from your family all of the time?’”

Chavo Guerrero, who spent about ten years in WWE before requesting his release (it was granted) in June 2011, said that family time played a role in his departure as well.

“That’s why I left WWE. My kids at the time were 8 and 11 maybe, and I just didn’t want them growing up without a dad. I had already been on the road for 20 years.”

“I didn’t want to be that casualty and divorced from wrestling and the whole thing. Everything you work hard for and you lose it. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want my kids to grow up without a dad. That’s kind of why I left. It’s funny because they don’t really remember me being gone all the time.”

H/T WrestlingNewsco