Sammy Guevara signed with AEW after he had worked all over the world. He held titles with various promotions as well. He did have a WWE tryout in 2017, but that didn’t work out for him.
We’ve already heard a little bit about Sammy Guevara’s WWE tryout. While he was working a dark match for WWE he ended up hitting on Brandi Rhodes. That wasn’t the best move and did come back to haunt him.
While speaking to Talk Is Jericho, Guevara spoke about his brief tryout with WWE.
“I did have a WWE tryout in 2017, but I think it was just for me to get into the system. It was definitely a difficult tryout. I was doing a bunch of cardio leading up to that. I had the elevation masks on. They were making us run the ropes, dropping down over bags, high knees holding on to the top ropes. We would do that in 5 different rings, and then line back up and do all sorts of different stuff. William Regal was there; Norman Smiley was there. Ricky Starks was in the tryout as well.”
Sammy Guevara’s opinion of WWE seemed to change with that experience. He was able to get a feel for not only what the trainers thought of him, but also what others in the same spot might experience when looking for an opportunity.
“I don’t think any wrestler got signed. I think a collegiate wrestler got signed. It felt that if you want to do this for a living f*ck you, but these models, ex-Football players they treated them really good and almost shame on you for actually wanting to be a wrestler.”
“It seemed like when the cameras were on they really played it up. It felt like a whole gimmick to me because everyone was chill until the cameras were on and suddenly they start drilling and yelling at you. I’m like, alright, I see what this is. It definitely opened up my eyes because I wouldn’t want to be there, maybe not ever, but certainly not now just because of the way they treated me. Maybe it’s different now, I don’t know, but during that time I saw that unless I was a somebody it’s going to be hell here.”
Sammy Guevara has plenty of time left in his pro wrestling career. He will be with AEW for at least the next few years. You can never rule out a WWE run for the Spanish God, but he seems to be very happy with his decision at this point.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote