Sammy Guevara said something on a podcast in 2016 that came back to bite him nearly five years later. He stated that he “wanted to f*cking rape that woman” when referring to Sasha Banks. This resulted in his suspension from AEW without pay.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Sasha Banks opened up about what Guevara said about her. She previously released a statement on the matter. The two also spoke about what he said, and they had an honest conversation.
The Boss stated that she doesn’t need to touch on the subject any more than she already did. Everyone has their own journey through life. Nobody is perfect, and this was a difficult experience for Sammy Guevara to go through as he learned a very valuable lesson.
As you can see on social media, I left my comment out there; I made my statement. I don’t feel like I need to touch upon it any more than I did, but as a role model, I have to lead by example. I can’t show hate with hate. I only can show through education, dignity, and integrity.”
“We all have a journey and a story, and we’re able to tell people what we’ve overcome. No one’s perfect, no one’s had an easy road or an easy life, but overcoming difficulty makes us who we are. I’m so thankful for everything that I’ve ever been through since I was a kid. If I didn’t go through those things, I wouldn’t be the strongest person I’ve ever been in my whole life.”
Cody Rhodes stated that Sammy Guevara will be back in AEW. He will also be a better person after going through the sensitivity training that he is required to complete.
This was quite a mess for Sammy Guevara. He also released a video statement explaining that at the time he was trying out “shock humor.” The joke might have landed at the time, but it did not age well at all.