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The Latino World Order (abbreviated lWo or LWO) is a professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It originally existed in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1998 led by Eddie Guerrero. The name of the stable was created by Jason Hervey and was inspired by The New World Order (nWo).

History

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Concept

The LWO was formed in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in late 1998 after Eddie Guerrero's disagreements with Eric Bischoff, a real-life conflict that was turned into a storyline. The idea for the group was the idea of Jason Hervey, a friend of Bischoff. The stable was originally supposed to revolve around Konnan, but it was given to Guerrero after Konnan joined the NWo Wolfpac.

Beginnings

On August 17, Guerrero gave a worked shoot, where he claimed to want out of his contract. After being taken off television for several weeks, Guerrero returned on the October 5 edition of WCW Monday Nitro, forming the Latino World Order (LWO) with several other Luchadors.

The group consisted of almost every Luchador on the WCW roster including Psychosis, La Parka, Héctor Garza, and Juventud Guerrera. Their main feud lied with Rey Mysterio, Jr., after he refused to join the group. They also feuded with Billy Kidman, Mysterio's off-and-on American tag team partner. Mysterio was forced to become a member after losing a match to Eddie Guerrero. Chavo Guerrero, Jr. attempted to join several times, but Eddie did not allow him to become a member since Chavo was (kayfabe) mentally unstable at the time and carried around a wooden horse named Pepé.

Demise and aftermath

On January 1, 1999 Guerrero was in a serious car accident. This lead to a storyline where the The New World Order (nWo) began attacking members of the LWO. On the January 11th episode of Nitro then WCW President Ric Flair told the remaining LWO members that if they returned to WCW he would provide them with all the money, cars and other benefits they deserved. Every member other than Mysterio agreed, removing their LWO T-shirts. Mysterio refused to remove his LWO T-shirt and waked away.

As Eddie Guerrero healed and made his in-ring return, key LWO members such as himself, Mysterio, and Juventud Guerrera formed a popular new group with Konnan known as the Filthy Animals.

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