Rey Mysterio has long paid tribute to his late best friend and WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero, who passed away in 2005 at 38. Since his friend's death, Mysterio has incorporated Eddie's name, image, and even mannerisms into his wrestling persona.
Similarly, Rey's son Dominik Mysterio borrows from Eddie's iconic style. The most recent homage occurred at WrestleMania 39 when father and son faced off. It continued with the reformation of The Latino World Order (LWO) in WWE, featuring Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde, and Zelina Vega.
However, Eddie's nephew Chavo Guerrero has expressed dissatisfaction with Mysterio's continuous references to his late uncle. During a live stream on Friday and a tweet posted amidst this week's WWE RAW episode, where Rey headlined against Damian Priest, Chavo Guerrero called Rey Mysterio out.
Surprisingly, less than an hour later, Guerrero claimed he was playing with everyone's emotions.
Chavo Slams Rey's Eddie Tribute
Chavo Guerrero openly criticized Rey's Eddie-inspired entrance at WrestleMania 39, which included celebrity WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg and one of his cars.
During a Captain's Corner virtual signing event last week, he voiced his concerns, stating that he was fed up with people "prostituting" the Guerrero family name. "We all love Eddie, but we're not going out with his and our gimmick," Guerrero said during the live stream.
"It was Los Guerreros' gimmick, and to come out with the Los Guerreros, 'We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal,' and everybody's like, oh yeah, keeping Eddie's memory alive. I say no, dude, I'm tired of people, and this is not painful; this is the truth.
We worked hard for that last name. The whole family worked hard to get that name to where it was, and we're tired of people prostituting it in a sense and using it for their benefit." Guerrero addressed Mysterio directly: "So Rey Mysterio, I'm sorry that no one knows who Rey Mysterio Sr.
is, Rey Mysterio Jr. No one knows who he is. I'm sorry that you have to latch on to the Guerrero family, and we're just tired of it. So, thank you for keeping Eddie's name alive. Thank you for keeping the Guerrero name alive, but we don't need you; we're good, you know what I'm saying?" Although Chavo Guerrero initially seemed genuinely upset, his subsequent claim of merely "working everyone" has left fans questioning his true feelings.