Vickie Guerrero is a name that resonates with professional wrestling enthusiasts around the world.
Known for her distinctive personality and commanding presence, Guerrero rose to fame in the early 2000s as a WWE personality, eventually becoming one of the most memorable and influential managers in the sport’s history.
However, there is much more to Guerrero’s story than her time in the ring. From overcoming personal tragedy to branching out into new arenas of entertainment, Vickie Guerrero’s career has been defined by a relentless drive to succeed and a never-ending commitment to her fans.
In this article, we will take a closer look at what happened to Vickie Guerrero, her exit from the WWE, signing for AEW and why she was released by the company.
What Happened To Vickie Guerrero?
Vickie Guerrero was released by the WWE in 2014, ending nearly a decade in the company.
Her last match was against Stephanie McMahon in a “Pudding Match”. She lost the match after being thrown into the pool full of pudding, but had the last laugh when she submerged McMahon in it afterwards.
She made sporadic appearances in the years following, including competing in the 2018 Royal Rumble match. However, it wouldn’t be until 2020 when she would sign for another promotion for the first time.
AEW signed Vickie Guerrero in 2020, to be the manager of Nyla Rose. Her experience in WWE was huge for the company, and she was apparently a delight backstage.
However, Nyla Rose saw little success with Guerrero, and Vickie was released just two years alter.
But what happened to Vickie Guerrero for her to leave AEW so soon after signing?
Why Did AEW Release Vickie Guerrero?
Vickie Guerrero was released by AEW when he contract expired in in July 2022. She spent two years in the promotion, working as a manager, as well as on commentary.
She wasn’t used much during her time in the company. She was introduced in the summer of 2020 as the manager of Nyla Rose, with Tony Khan utilising her experience in the WWE.
While doing a recent interview with Denise Salcedo, Vickie Guerrero revealed why she elected to leave AEW.
The widow of Eddie Guerrero revealed that a lack of character progression was the reason why she wanted out of AEW. She also noted that she was not given the opportunity to shine in AEW, something other talent have complained about in the past.
Speaking with Denise Salcedo, Vickie Guerrero said;
“My character wasn’t progressed for the three years, and opportunities weren’t given. I just felt like, for me, as a professional decision, I needed to go somewhere else where I’m able to be the character that I want to be and to be appreciated for the work that I can present inside the ring.
Even though I’m gonna miss managing Nyla and Marina, three years is good. I tried it, I bought the t-shirt, I get to say I was there, and I’m ready to move on and bet on myself. So with the way doors have opened, I’m very grateful, and I know that AEW’s gonna be very successful, and they’re gonna do great stuff in the future. I just want to take a different road.”
Vickie Guerrero Matches In AEW
Vickie Guerrero only wrestled one match in AEW. This is one more than most expected, given her status as a non-wrestler.
She wrestled a handful of matches in WWE, with the most recent being a guest appearance in the 2018 Royal Rumble match.
In AEW, Vickie Guerrero teamed with Nyla Rose, as part of the Women’s Tag Team tournament in the summer of 2021.
Her time in the ring was short lived. Nyla Rose & Vickie Guerrero crashed out of the tournament in the first round, in a match lasting less than 7 minutes.