Following months of build-up, Rey Mysterio finally defeated his son Dominik at WrestleMania 39 Night 1, just one night after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Paying homage to the late, great Eddie Guerrero, Rey made his entrance alongside Snoop Dogg in a low rider to Los Guerreros’ ‘Lie, Cheat, & Steal’ theme.
During a recent virtual signing with Captain’s Corner, Chavo Guerrero Jr. had the chance to address Mysertio’s Eddie Guerrero tribute. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion joked that Mysterio has been trying to be part of the family for a while and expressed that he’s tired of people “prostituting” the Guerrero name.
“I gotta tell you this, I just don’t understand why Rey Mysterio still has to — look, we all love Eddie (Guerrero). But we’re not going out with his gimmick and our gimmick, it was Los Guerreros’ gimmick and 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 a bitter thing, this is the truth. We worked hard for that last name. This whole family worked really, really 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. So Rey Mysterio, I’m sorry that no one knows who Rey Mysterio Sr. is, Rey Mysterio Jr. No one knows who he is and I’m sorry that you have to latch on to the Guerrero family and we’re just kind of 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?”-Chavo Guerrero
It’s worth pointing out that Chavo also appeared to be in character during points of this signing, seemingly hinting at a possible match between the two at WrestleMania 40. Guerrero has also pitched to be someone who could aid Dominik in his ongoing battle with his father, and thus, these comments could potentially be the beginning of his involvement in the feud.
WWE appear to currently be building towards a tag team match between Bad Bunny & Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio & Damian Priest at the upcoming Backlash PLE, with the show being the first WWE event held in Puerto Rico since January 2005.
H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.