Andrade El Idolo was also involved in a backstage altercation with Sammy Guevara. He was actually sent home before AEW Dynamite this week. Sammy Guevara was still on the show, and much more information regarding the Sammy Guevara-Andrade incident has come to light.
Although different versions will differ in the specifics of events like this, the majority of the ones Fightful heard so far have suggested that Andrade was the aggressor and Guevara made an effort to avoid becoming involved in the fight. According to Sean Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, Andrade arrived, waited to see Sammy Guevara, and then punched few others before the altercation was broken up.
Both men had been cautioned against fighting and had given management their word that they wouldn’t be fighting. Many performers even admitted that they had anticipated it to be smashed rather than engaged in combat. Few reports state that Guevara also shoved Andrade, despite the fact that this is how the first information spread.
Many accounts we’ve heard indicate that Andrade arrived and had waited to see Sammy Guevara, and threw a couple of punches before it was broken up. Both men had been spoken to and warned about not fighting and had assured management they wouldn’t be fighting. Several talent even said they had expected it to be squashed as opposed to the fight. Wrestling Observer has also heard many of the same details. They’d also heard that Andrade was told he wouldn’t be fired in the event of a fight, which we haven’t confirmed ourselves.
That side’s assertions more closely matched those of Andrade. Since then, a great deal more data has become available. We will have a lot more on this today. Stay tuned to Ringside for the latest news and updates.
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