Sammy Guevara endeared himself to fans as one of the beloved stars in AEW, showcasing his impressive in-ring skills. Guevara turned heel on Chris Jericho at AEW Grand Slam and went on to face Jericho and Kenny Omega at AEW WrestleDream. However, he was subsequently sidelined from the following Dynamite due to a concussion. Now, Guevara has revealed he ended up suffering the concussion in the first place.
Sammy Guevara took time off from AEW television due to concussion. During this break, the former TNT Champion and his wife Tay Conti celebrated the arrival of their first child last month.
Sammy Guevara gained recognition for his death-defying stunts in matches, with his reckless style always being the reason why he received any sort of criticism. In fact, that’s what led to his concussion in the first place.
While speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Sammy Guevera talked about the moment he ended up suffering a concussion. It took place at WrestleDream, where he performed a cutter and hit his head on the canvas.
“I’m cleared, I’m good. That was crazy. You know, I do the cutter so much and then the stupidest things. Oh, this cutter that I do all the time this time just bumped my head on the canvas, and then saw the future.
“And if you go back there, you can tell like, okay, maybe he’s not good. But I didn’t know at that time. I actually thought that they had a match booked for me that Wednesday, I thought it was good.
“And then it was until like, a couple of days later. I was like really feeling it. And then Tay [Melo] contacted the doctor. [Are you dizzy?] No. Just like the lights are bothering me. [Are you throwing up?] No, no, thankfully, it wasn’t like that. But I had a headache and stuff and it was like the lights were bothering me. Like bright lights. Like my future is bright.
“But yeah, then they obviously took me off and let me chill and send me to some people to see. But yeah, that was like probably the longest I’ve been out of wrestling so far, it’s been since October 1.”
Sammy Guevara also made it clear he will be changing up his in-ring style now that he is father. Guevara also made his return on this week’s episode episode of AEW Dynamite, reuniting with Chris Jericho.
Sammy is set to team up with Chris Jericho, Sting, and Darby Allin to face The Don Callis Family, consisting of Ricky Starks and Big Bill, at AEW Worlds End on December 30th. Guevara’s performance in this match will be closely watched, marking his first bout since recovering from the concussion.
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