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Tony Khan comments on Sammy Guevara’s return from suspension

Sammy Guevara made his return to television following his suspension from AEW.

Guevara was removed from television after audio of his comments from an interview he did on The Whole F’N Show back in January 2016 resurfaced online.

As noted, he stated regarding Sasha Banks, “I wanted to just go f–king rape that woman.” He was working as an extra for WWE at a TV taping in Texas at the time.

Guevara apologized to Banks for the comments. All Elite Wrestling announced that they would be donating Guevara’s salary to the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Florida in addition to him undergoing sensitivity training before his future with AEW would be re-evaluated.

During Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite,  Chris Jericho and Jake Hager took on Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy in the main event. Near the end of the contest, indie wrestler Serpentico jumped up on the apron to hit Luchasaurus on the back with Jericho’s baseball bat.

Post-match, Inner Circle beat up Jurassic Express. Serpentico unmasked himself showing he was actually Guevara.

AEW President Tony Khan issued a statement to Sports Illustrated about bringing Guevara back to television.

“Sammy completed four weeks of extensive sensitivity training, and his curriculum included subject matters of tolerance, gender, race relations, and why people’s words matter,” said Khan. “During his suspension, he was very contrite. I asked him to use that time to try and become a better person, and I think he did.

“Sammy was off television for a month and suspended without pay for 30 days, and I think it was the right time for Sammy to come back because he’s shown that he’s very sorry and that he can change. He’s spent every day over the past month trying to prove that.”

Khan added that Guevara completed the entire curriculum we put out in front of him and was clearly committed to change.


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