Tony Khan Says He Owes Chavo Guerrero A Phone Call Following Removal From AEW Roster Page
An update on Chavo
Following his removal from the All Elite Wrestling roster page, Chavo Guerrero called out Tony Khan in a since-deleted tweet, claiming the AEW President told him his job would be waiting for him when he finished up with season two of Young Rock. Guerrero serves as the wrestling coordinator for the NBC show.
Guerrero spoke further about the situation with Wrestling Inc. after his tweet and he detailed departing AEW following the end of his short-term deal.
"100 percent news to me, man. So, originally when I started AEW, talking to Tony Khan, it was like, alright, so you can start working for maybe it was about two months. Then I got the opportunity, I knew I was going back to Young Rock. I just didn't know when it was going to happen," Chavo said.
"So when I talked to Tony about it, I said, 'Hey, they just called me, I am going back to Young Rock, what are your thoughts on that?' He said, 'Oh, I think it's a great opportunity, man. I mean, we are on a roll with you and Andrade, but it's a great opportunity, I think you should go and do that. Then you will have a job when you come back.'
"So I thought, 'Great, awesome.' Originally, I was supposed to go for three months, and when I was there at Christmas time, The Rock basically said, 'Hey, there's a lot of wrestling on the back end, we really need you to stay. We are asking if you can stay.' So I kicked that around with my wife, back and forth and we decided it's a great opportunity. So, I decided to stay."
Upon returning to the United States in early February, Guerrero noted he texted Tony Khan but hadn't heard back from the AEW President.
"Coming back in early February, started giving Tony some texts, no answer, no reply. Called him, left him a voice message, no reply whatsoever. I am like, 'hmm, okay.' Then all of a sudden I see I am not part of the page anymore, of the AEW roster. So, it kind of p*sses me off, to be honest," he continued.
"Hey, I am a big boy, if there's not plans for me, totally fine, I get it. But answer your phone. I deal with billionaires all the time, he's not the first one, so it kind of p*sses me off a little bit. After working with Vince McMahon, you can deal with anybody. So I am like, 'Answer your phone.' This is not cool. So that's where we are at."
Khan addressed Chavo calling him out during the AEW Revolution media scrum and he admitted that he owes Guerrero a phone call.
"I am gonna call Chavo. I'm about - to be honest, I was a little surprised cause I only missed one message from him and then he went to the media after I missed one message from him. I don't wanna say what Chavo got paid for being the stunt coordinator for Young Rock but he got paid a huge amount of money and he asked if he could take the time off and leave. I said like - he was not under contract, he was on a weekly deal," Khan said.
"So, I said, 'I would love to have you back and I do like you a lot and you did a great thing,' but now we're gonna have to make our plans going forward without him here. We made plans going forward without him here and we went on and we've done a lot of great stuff and I really like him. He did great stuff for us. I definitely owe him a phone call and I was a little surprised to hear that."
Guerrero previously appeared on AEW TV as Andrade El Idolo's executive consultant from July until September of 2021.
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