Chavo Guerrero wins Cruiserweight Open (new champion)

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February 18, 2007

Just when it looked as if everyone's favorite redneck, Jimmy Wang Yang had finally struck gold at No Way Out, surprise entrant Chavo Guerrero RSVP'd late to the Cruiserweight Open and snared the title.

Defending champion Gregory Helms was the surprise participant in a Cruiserweight Open when he won the gold more than one year ago. Tonight, Chavo pulled a page out of Helms' book to claim his sixth Cruiserweight Championship reign.

Starting off with two of SmackDown's top cruiserweights, once one competitor was eliminated, another would enter the gauntlet-style battle until there was just one man left standing.

The ex-longest reigning champion in all of sports-entertainment, Helms would fend off the challenges of Scotty 2 Hotty, Funaki and Shannon Moore. The well-paved road, however, would get severely rocky for the champion as Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Helms in the middle of the ring.

Enduring a devastating assault from an irate Helms, Yang survived what seemed to be all challengers in the competition but the announcement of Yang as champion was interrupted by the familiar music of Chavo Guerrero. The veteran Chavo capitalized on the weakened Yang and delivered a Frog Splash to become the new Cruiserweight Champion.

"[Helms] might be the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion of all time, but I'm one of the best Cruiserweight Champions ever," proclaimed the new champion. "There have been three Guerreros that have held this title and every one of us is better than Gregory Helms. I would love to face him any time, any place, anywhere."

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