It was previously reported that SlamWrestling.net’s Bob Kapur has said AEW Star Sammy Guevara has now put himself in “hot water” with All Elite Wrestling top officials, specifically AEW President and CEO Tony Khan, after removing himself from an angle with IMPACT that was already planned and set in stone and that Guevara has been removed from IMPACT Wrestling’s recent TV tapings altogether.
The story goes that after Sammy Guevara left the Inner Circle stable on a recent episode of Dynamite, Chris Jericho proposed an idea that would have seen Guevara appear on IMPACT Wrestling, and Tony Khan and IMPACT Wrestling officials didn’t waste any time as they immediately worked on possible plans and storylines. Tony Khan then contacted IMPACT Wrestling officials about an idea to include Guevara in a storyline and after a couple of suggestions, the green light was given and the angle was set.
However, the day before the storyline was supposed to take place, Guevara did not go to Nashville and rescheduled himself to arrive in Nashville just a few hours before the tapings would begin. PWInsider also reported that Sammy Guevara directly made contact to IMPACT Wrestling officials via text message to voice his concerns about the planned creative direction and informing them about alternative ideas and “not wanting to do what was agreed on.”
IMPACT Wrestling officials then contacted Khan and Jericho, with Jericho advising IMPACT Wrestling to ban Guevara from ever appearing on their show. IMPACT officials then canceled Guevara off the tapings and Jericho reportedly informed Guevara to not bother showing up and to return home.
On a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided some additional details on the situation. Meltzer said IMPACT Wrestling had TV this week and Sammy Guevara was supposed to be on the show and he went and he didn’t like the creative. Meltzer also noted he had heard from one person at IMPACT that they don’t know what the creative is that Sammy turned down, but that the creative the AEW Star turned down was something he should turn down, which is why Sammy Guevara didn’t like it and IMPACT decided to do it with Black Taurus instead and they did not use Sammy.
Meltzer then noted there is no heat or anything like that as far as that part and he thinks that part has kind of been blown out of proportion, but he is sure that there is heat from IMPACT. Meltzer then said as far as if this could harm the AEW/IMPACT relationship, sources from IMPACT have said that the two companies are “golden”, suggesting that this unfortunate incident has no bearing at all on IMPACT and AEW working together moving forward.