The Guerrero family suffered another loss today as Chavo Guerrero Sr. (aka Chavo Classic in WWE) passed away at the age of 68. Chavo was the older brother of Eddie Guerrero, father to Chavo Jr., and the oldest of the highly successful wrestling brothers.
While Chavo Sr. was a major star in territories around the country, many modern fans will remember him from his time on WWE TV as “Chavo Classic” in 2004. During that time, Chavo managed his son Chavo Jr. but also ended up back in the ring – eventually winning and becoming the oldest WWE Cruiserweight Champion in history.
Fans from the classic era of wrestling may remember Chavo’s time in Los Angeles wrestling for the NWA where he had numerous title runs and a legendary feud with a young Roddy Piper. Guerrero and brothers Mando and Hector teamed regularly in various parts of the country throughout the 80s including the NWA and AWA.
Amazingly enough, Chavo Sr. was just on TV recently as part of the most recent season of Lucha Underground where he once again assisted his son Chavo Jr. against long-time Guerrero family rival Rey Mysterio.
Chavo Jr. revealed on his Instagram that his father had been diagnosed with liver cancer just last month. Today we remember the Guerrero family and their numerous contributions to the world of pro wrestling.