Sammy Guevara suspended without pay from AEW due to a podcast comment in 2016 about wanting to rape Sasha Banks, Sammy and Sasha comment

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Sasha Banks and Bayley (photo credit Brandon LeClair © PWTorch)


During a podcast appearance in 2016, Sammy Guevera commented on his reaction when saw Sasha Banks in person at WWE event. “Bro, Sasha Banks, oh my god,” he said “When I was at the WWE the other week, I just wanted to go f—in’ rape that woman.”

Guevara apologized this afternoon. He called it a “stupid, inappropriate, and extremely offensive comment.” He said he thought was being funny by using words “that represent nothing but horror and pain.” He said he is truly sorry and will never forgive himself. He also apologized to Sasha Banks, noting that he spoke with her.

Sasha Banks replied that she did speak with Guevara. “Words like the comments he made, jokingly or not, have absolutely no place in our society!” she said. “What one thinks is just a side comment can have a massive impact on someone else’s life and can send the wrong message.”

AEW issued a statement that they strongly condemn Sammy Guevara’s comments and have suspended him without pay until further notice. “Sammy has agreed to underdo extensive sensitivity training and, upon completion, his future status within the company will be reevaluated.” During his suspension, AEW says it will donate his salary to the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.


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