Chavo Guerrero Recalls Watching MJF Mingle With John Cena – Exclusive

Earlier this week, The Iron Claw was given its official Los Angeles premiere, and many of the biggest stars in pro wrestling and Hollywood came out. Chavo Guerrero, who has worked on shows like GLOW, serves as an executive producer on the film. He also appears in the opening of the movie, wrestling Zac Efron, who plays Kevin Von Erich. Guerrero was present at the premiere and had a chance to mingle with some of the top pro wrestling and Hollywood names.

Guerrero joined Rumor & Innuendo earlier this week and spoke about his experience on the red carpet.

“I got to see Cena, and we text periodically, but I hadn’t seen him in a while,” he recalled. “So it was really cool to actually give him a big hug, and, you know, just kind of say, hey, I’m just really proud of him and all the stuff that he’s doing and met his lovely wife. It was really, really cool.”

One of the most notable interactions on the red carpet was between John Cena and AEW World Champion MJF. Many see Friedman as someone who will be a big pro wrestling star for decades to come, and like Cena, he has an interest in making the leap to Hollywood. Friedman also serves as an executive producer on the film and briefly appears as Lance Von Erich, the fake Von Erich brother.

“I’d finished the red carpet already by the time they were kind of going on it,” Guerrero recalled. “I was talking to my wife, and I said, ‘Hey, you see that right over there?’ And my wife’s not a wrestling fan. You know? That’s just kind of my job, and we’ve been together even way before I was even a pro wrestler, which says a lot. I go, ‘See those two over there?’ She goes, ‘Yeah.’ Of course, she knows John Cena.

“And she goes, ‘Yeah, John, and is that Max?’ I go, ‘Yeah.’ And I go, ‘That’s very big in the wrestling world.’ And she goes, ‘Oh, really?’ I go, ‘Yeah, Max is like the next big thing.’ And she’s like, ‘Oh, really? Really? How is he good?’ I said, ‘Just put a mic in that guy’s hands, and he’s gold.’ And you put John against him; that’s money money talking right there.”

Unfortunately, Guerrero confirmed that Friedman’s role in the film was dramatically cut down in the final version, which was also the case for his role.

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