AEW wrestler Sammy Guevara has apologized, both directly to WWE wrestler Sasha Banks and to the public, for comments that Guevara made on a podcast several years ago saying that he wanted to rape Banks.
Here is Guevara’s apology:
I’ve made stupid, inappropriate and extremely offensive comments in my past. In my idiotic mind, I thought I was being funny in using words and terms that represent nothing but horror and pain. I am truly sorry for my hurtful words and actions, and I will never forgive myself.
— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) June 22, 2020
Here is what Banks said about their phone call:
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) June 22, 2020
Here is the audio of what Guevara said before:
Re-uploading this so as not to give the guy that focused on his fucking tryout instead of the fact that Sammy Guevara says he wanted to r*pe Sasha Banks any fucking clout or credit when he stayed quiet on this for 4 and a half years.
This is fucking disgusting. pic.twitter.com/dbG7QWErXB
— Bubba (@dubyacbub) June 22, 2020
This has all happened within the context of the #SpeakingOut conversation, in which a large number of allegations of sexual assault and/or emotional abuse have been made in the professional wrestling industry.
UPDATE: AEW announced that Guevara is suspended indefinitely for the remarks:
AEW statement on Sammy Guevara pic.twitter.com/11yL2QytF7
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 22, 2020