Chavo Guerrero, Sr. (born Salvador Guerrero Llanes on January 7 1949) is a former professional wrestler. He is known for his work in Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF), American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and for being the father of current superstar Chavo Guerrero, Jr. He is the oldest son of Gory Guerrero, and part of the famous Guerrero wrestling family.
He usually teamed with his brothers, Mando and Hector wherever he wrestled. Prior to wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment, his biggest exposure was in the late 1980s wrestling in the AWA on ESPN. He was teaming with his brother Mando to go after the AWA World Tag Team Championship held by Diamond Dallas Page's team of Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka).
In 2004, Chavo Guerrero began working for WWE, joining his son Chavo Jr. in a feud with his brother Eddie. While with WWE, where he competed as Chavo Classic, Guerrero had a brief reign as Cruiserweight Champion, which he would later lose to Rey Mysterio, becoming the oldest Cruiserweight Champion in history. On June 15 2004, he was fired by WWE for no-showing a SmackDown! house show two days earlier.
`While this title was primarily defended in the NWA Hollywood promotion, it was sometimes defended in other promotions through agreements made. It is unclear as to which NWA affiliate or affiliates Guererro wrestled for the first six times he won the title.
2When Chavo Guerrero won this championship, it was still officially recognized and sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and was primarily defended in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, an NWA affiliated promotion in Mexico. After the promotions withdrawal from the National Wrestling Alliance, they kept the title and continue to use the NWA initials. However, the NWA no longer recognizes or sanctions it.