Sammy Guevara has issued an apology after audio resurfaced from a 2016 interview in which he said he wanted to “rape” Sasha Banks.
On Monday, Guevara tweeted the following:
“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.”
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.”
Sammy added an additional apology later which was directly about Banks. “I also want to apologize to [Sasha Banks] for my unacceptable comments,” he said. “She’s an amazing person who didn’t deserve to be the brunt of my offensive remarks. I spoke with her earlier & she helped me learn a gigantic lesson & I thank her for that. Once again, I’m sincerely sorry.”
At the moment, AEW has to yet comment on the matter.
Sasha Banks has since shared a statement on Twitter confirming she spoke with Sammy earlier today and the two had an open discussion in which he apologized to her personally as well.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) June 22, 2020