Sunday, April 7, 2013

TNA Plot Holes: Why Did TNA Deny That Chavo Guerrero Was a World Champion?

This past Thursday on Impact Wrestling, the contract signing took place over the tag team championships. Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. The segment was rather entertaining, but I laughed at one major plot hole in this storyline. During the contract signing, Aries claimed that the difference between the two teams is that Aries/Roode have been world champions while Chavo and Hernandez have never been world champion. Aries asked both Chavo and Hernandez if either have been world champion and both men said no.

The plot hole is that Chavo Guerrero in fact is a former world champion. In 2008, Chavo Guerrero defeated CM Punk for the ECW World Title in a no disqualification match. What makes this plot hole even funnier is that Chavo Guerrero actually defended his world title at the grandest stage of them all... Wrestlemania.

(Chavo as ECW Champion at Wrestlemania 24)

Now, some may claim that the reason they denied that he was World Champion is because he won it while in the WWE. If you think that's why, you would be very wrong and I'll tell you why. TNA has no problem acknowledging accolades from other wrestling companies. When Jeff Hardy returned to TNA in 2010, TNA acknowledged his WWE title reigns. TNA has publicly acknowledged on-air Hulk Hogan's WWE Hall of Fame ring. Team 3D has acknowledged WWE, WCW, and ECW tag belts (even showing those belts) live on Impact. So it makes absolutely no sense that TNA would not acknowledge that Chavo Guerrero is a former world champion. They acknowledge everyone else's accolades from other wrestling companies.

I just found that humorous and baffling. Why did Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and Chavo Guerrero deny that Chavo Guerrero was ever a world champion? Why would TNA deny such a career defining accolade? Why have they acknowledged every other wrestler's accolades from other companies but not Chavo's?