Prior to putting Rey Mysterio back in the WrestleMania 22 main-event, there was speculation that WWE might have Chavo Guerrero turn on Mysterio to set up a match at WrestleMania. That idea never got off the ground, pleasing a number of wrestlers who disapprove of the direction WWE took in using the late Eddie Guerrero’s name in storylines.
The use of Eddie Guerrero in storylines has been toned down, although it is not known if any specific dialogue between wrestlers and WWE officials made that happen. It is known that Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko spoke with a WWE writer about the storyline’s direction, but the concern never made its way to management.
In fact, as has been reported, Stephanie McMahon stood behind the angle when writers criticized its taste.
The McMahon defense of the storyline likely prevented more wrestlers-especially those without strong political stroke-from taking an open stand against the angle. Thus, very little heat falls on the wrestlers who were actually involved in the on-air storyline.
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