AEW President Tony Khan on Sammy Guevara returning from suspension

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

AEW President Tony Khan spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated regarding Sammy Guevara returning from suspension on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite. “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,” Khan said. “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.” Read the full story at

Powell’s POV: Khan had more to say about the situation, including that he meant what he said about reevaluating Guevara’s status with the company based on his conduct. Guevara was suspended on June 22 after an offensive statement he made regarding Sasha Banks in a 2016 podcast resurfaced. Last night’s television show was taped on July 16, so while he didn’t appear on television for a month, he actually returned to the ring less than a month after the suspension was issued. Jake Barnett and I will be discussing this situation during today’s Dot Net Weekly audio show.


Readers Comments (3)

  1. I think AEW have handled this pretty well. Guevara was guilty of being a tool, not a sex offender, and lots of people say moronic things at that age. He deserves a second chance. Also, the company can’t get on its high horse too much about attitudes to women after they hired Mike Tyson.

  2. Write This Way July 23, 2020 @ 1:22 pm

    He never should have been suspended. Guevarra said something stupid, Sasha accepted his apology, and Jacksonville Dixie saw an opportunity to get his name in the press again instead of just letting it be.

    Tiny Con is a bottom feeding glory hound and everything that’s wrong with modern adult male behavior.

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