Sammy Guevara has been suspended without pay until further notice by AEW over a rape comment he made about Sasha Banks in 2016 that resurfaced on social media.
AEW released the following statement on Monday regarding Sammy’s comment:
AEW insists on doing our part to create a world of understanding and respect for humankind. We therefore strongly condemn the extremely offensive and hurtful words of Sammy Guevara. As such, effective immediately, Sammy is suspended without pay until further notice. Sammy has agreed to undergo extensive sensitivity training and, upon completion, his future status within the company will be re-evaluated.
During his suspension, his salary will be donated to the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.
The audio in question comes from an appearance on The Whole F’n Show’s Raw’s 4th Hour where Guevara talked about a tryout he had taken part in at the Performance Center. In the clip, he says, “Bro, Sasha Banks. Oh my god. When I was at the WWE the other week, I wanted to just go f*ckin’ rape that woman.”
As we previously reported, Sammy has since reached out to Sasha Banks to apologize and the WWE stars they had an open discussion about his words.