Right now WWE is teasing a Chavo heel turn. With Survivor Series a week away and no Eddie Guerrero(Smackdown's most over star right now, some would argue) on the card, one has to guess that we'll see some developments either with Chavo or the Bashams this week on Smackdown.
Question is, who does Eddie face or how does he fit into the card?
Do we see a rematch for the Tag Titles from this Thursday's match between the Bashams and Los Guerreros? Will Chavo turn heel and face his uncle at Survivor Series? Or will there be another 10-man elimination match?
Not to suggest that they'll make another 10-man match... BUT... here's a list of guys who are free right now (and who Vince would be most likely to choose from, if there was another match added):
The Bashams, Eddie G, Chavo G, Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman, World's Greatest Tag Team, Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty, Zach Gowen, Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore, Ultimo Dragon, The F.B.I., and perhaps Rhyno.
Meltzer said last week that Guerreros vs. Bashams was on Survivor Series, but I can't see them doing that match both on Smackdown this week and again at the PPV - that is, unless they're planning to do a number of quick title switches.
With the number of top guys left off the SS card I'd like to see another 5 vs. 5 match, although I don't think that's too likely. It might take away from the significance of the other elimination matches if they do a throw-together match of that nature three days before the PPV. Instead, a fatal fourway tag title match with the Bashams, the Guerreros, WGTT, and either Rikishi/Scotty or Rey/Kidman might be a good way to go. It'd get guys on the show, it'd be in the Survivor Series elimination theme, but wouldn't overdo the gimmick before the big Raw and SD matches.
Assuming they even have Eddie on the show then I'll have to agree with Vito. It's too late really to hype another 5 on 5 match and would be better off having the tag titles defended. And even if Chavo turns on Eddie on Smackdown it's too soon for their one on one match. I personally think they should've worked Eddie and Chavo into Lesnar vs. Angle match. I know that Chavo and Eddie have their own little angle going but they could've worked it into the match by having Eddie being the first eliminated and thus giving the other side the first advantage.
Also, I might be in the minortiy here but i've really enjoyed the Bashams lately and I love WGTT so i'd like to see them on the card along with the Guerreros in a tag match.
Or maybe Eddie won't even be on the card. With two 5 on 5 matches they'll need a little bit more time for the matches won't they?
I still, for the life of me, don't see why they have to turn Chavo heel ... it does nothing for Eddie's characeter ... just have them go their separate ways (like Booker T & Goldust) ... stick Chavo in the cruiserweight division ... or have him tag with Rey or something ... it just means Chavo will get even more lost in the Smackdown shuffle after he turns heel.
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Agreed...just having them stop teaming would make a lot more sense. They can remain allies without having to be a tag team every week. Unfortunately, the mentality seems to be that two guys can't just stop teaming, they have to split up and feud. Booker and Goldust was done right, but was clearly the exception rather than the rule. I can't help but think that Chavo is going to wind up like Christian after his initial split from Edge...after one high profile feud he'll get one short-lived angle for every three months on Velocity and no one will care about him for a long time.
Everyone seems to be looking at their break-up as something that ONLY affects Eddie, which is kinda selling Chavo short. The cruiserweight division needs another strong heel to go alongside Tajiri, and Chavo is proven to be a GREAT rudo. It does both guys good to go their separate ways, whereas if they stayed buddies Chavo would forever be Eddie's monkey boy.
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As far as I can tell, the reason they rarely let tag teams just 'go their seperate ways' is that it gives both guys clear and distinctive gimmicks with which to start a singles push.
Teams like the Hardys, E&C, and the Guerreros were very much treated as one entity, with both guys sharing roughly the same gimmick, look, and behaviour. Having these guys split up under a cloud gives the fans a reason to care about them as indivduals as well as avoiding the possibility of having 2 guys pedalling the same schtik on the same show.
With BookDust, it was always likely that even the dumbest of dumb fans would be able to discern between an ass-kicking, jive-talking, spinaroo-ing black guy with dreadlocks and a criminal record, and a blonde be-wigged, cat suit wearing white boy with an unhealthy make-up fetish and questionable sexuality. Thus they could easily be allowed to go their seperate ways without worrying about whether folks would find a reason to care about them as individuals.
I don't see a Bashams v. Los Guerreros rematch just days after SD!, though I suppose it's an outside possibility....
I guess we might see Chavo-Eddie, but it's questionable booking to throw them on PPV just days after breaking up, because SD! won't be back on PPV until the Rumble. Either they'll rush the feud, or they'll drag it out for too long.
Honestly, I think the card is set, but if I was a betting man I'd say look for Eddie-Chavo.
I don't have a huge problem with Eddie and Chavo feuding, and I don't mind seeing Chavo go heel, but I don't like the way the feud has been built at all. Dragging the personal stuff into it is a double edged sword, and frankly I don't think Chavo is coming off as a big enough dick.....
It's an interesting question. From everything I'd read about Kaufman, his star was starting to fizzle out before he died, so I'm not sure he would have been a top celebrity in the WrestleMania era. That said...