Chavo Guerrero recently appeared as a guest on the Cafe de Rene podcast with Rene Dupree for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, the pro wrestling legend spoke about beating CM Punk for the ECW title in WWE’s revived version of the ECW brand, as well as the recent controversy surrounding Punk in AEW.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.
On beating CM Punk to capture the ECW Championship during WWE’s revived version of the ECW brand: “That story of me beating CM Punk, so Punk was the champ in ECW. He was very cool, and the reason why we started working is because he went to Vince McMahon and goes, ‘Hey.’ First, he came to me and goes, ‘Hey, Chavo, you want to work a program with me?’ I was like, ‘Hell yes.’ He goes, ‘Eddie was a big influence on me, and I just think that we could do really well.’ So we went to Vince. Vince approved it, liked it. Originally, this is, Chris Jericho told me this, he was pretty high up there. He told me, ‘You know you were supposed to just have a small program with CM Punk, and when it was time to take it off Punk, that were going to put it on Shelton Benjamin. But because you work so well together, they put it on you. It was not the original plan.’ So that’s kind of how that happened.”
On how he enjoyed working with Punk and the controversy involving him in AEW: “Man, I loved working with Punk. All the stuff going on with him now, I’m not there, I don’t see it. But I had no issues whatsoever when we worked together. We worked together probably two-or-three hundred times, or hundreds of times, a long time, for months and months. We never had a problem. Literally not one issue. We’d call most of it in the ring, we’d go in there and just go for it. It was awesome. I had no issues with him. I wish we’d work again, that’s how much I liked it.”
Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.