Tony Khan says he believes Sammy Guevara has become a better person in the few weeks he was gone from the company doing sensitivity training, which is why he’s allowed him to return.
“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 told Sports Illustrated. “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.”
Adding: “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.”
Guevara’s salary during this time was donated to the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.
As you’ll recall, the young wrestler was suspended from AEW after a rape comment about Sasha Banks from a 2016 interview resurfaced on social media last month. At the time, the company said his status would be re-evaluated after completion of the training program.
Sammy returned on last night’s edition of Dynamite in the closing moments of the show. The episode was filmed last week at Daily’s Place.
Khan additionally noted that Sammy completed the entire curriculum put in front of him and that he believes Guevara is “clearly committed to change.”