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    Sammy Guevara Suspended

    "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-evaulated.
    During his suspension, his salary will be donated to the Women's Center of Jacksonville."

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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    I think aew did the right thing. I hope that Sammy learns about the fact you cant use a word like that. You wanna fuck a girl that's one thing hell theres a lot of girls I wanna fuck but it stay you wanna rape a girl its disgusting and vile.





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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    I think the way all parties has handled the Sammy situation has been well thought out and mature.

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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    Yep this went over as smoothly and ideally as you would want a situation like this to go down. Sammy quickly publicly apologized and reached out to Sasha of his own accord, the two of them hashed it out, Sasha made it clear that that sort of behavior can't be allowed, and AEW fired a shot of their own to prove they'll take this seriously (particularly necessary with some thinking their handling of Havoc was a bit soft).

    This should be a non-story by tomorrow which is a terrific turnaround time for something like this. Hope Sammy has learned from this and will continue to do so, and hopefully people on the outside of the situation will also examine their own behaviors.


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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    How long do we expect him to be "suspended" for? A month or two? As realistically these courses last 6 weeks or so?
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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    A real lesson for Sammy to learn from and I'm sure he will. That said, says a lot about our society and this day and age when people can say such a thing and mean it as a joke.

    Handled well by everyone involved though thankfully.

    I assumed a month suspension but I honestly have no idea.



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    A good call. It'll be a good deterrent for people who think joking about rape is acceptable. Wrestling clearly needs a culture change and this is a good step in doing that. Sammy obviously knows he was wrong and education training will benefit him as well.

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    Respectable apology, well said.


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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    I think Sammy has approached this very well and I'm glad he & Sasha were able to talk about it to each other.



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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    Let's not forget the only reason we know he said that at all isn't because someone felt his past behaviour should be called to attention as part of #SpeakingOut, it was simply this spiteful nutter used the movement to fuel his own grudge and succeeded:



    As summed up by a Reddit user:

    The host (Kevin Scampoli) admits to organzing an effort to find & share the old clip of Sammy from an interview on his show while cutting a promo about “blue pilling”

    The motive was apparently revenge due to Sammy distancing himself from & ignoring TWFS after he had signed with AEW.

    TWFS was previously removed from the “Internet Darlings” event in 2016 organzied by WhatCulture & Wresting With Wregret for domestic absue comments.

    Scampoli is currently pending termination on YouTube and has had his Twitch TV account suspended within the past 24 hours.
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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    Who's that fucking cringy loser lmao

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    A guy who had a running joke on his show making fun of post-cancer Bobby Heenan's face and sold shirts of it.


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    Haven't heard about him since he was crying about being kicked off a Wrestling With Wregret show.

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    Wrestling fans can be such fucking cringe lords jesus christ lol. I couldn't get through more than a few seconds of whatever that video was.

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    Honestly, I get the punishment with all of the shitty things happening with the wrestling business right now, and I don't want to sound to controversial here, but it annoys me at the same time. As a business, you should have done your "research" and be aware of these things before hiring somebody, as opposed to just jumping on a movement due to recent news and suspending somebody for something they said four years ago.

    I get it, I do, but it still irks me at the same time.

    I will agree with most that Sammy has seemingly handled the situation pretty well though.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Stojy View Post
    Honestly, I get the punishment with all of the shitty things happening with the wrestling business right now, and I don't want to sound to controversial here, but it annoys me at the same time. As a business, you should have done your "research" and be aware of these things before hiring somebody, as opposed to just jumping on a movement due to recent news and suspending somebody for something they said four years ago.

    I get it, I do, but it still irks me at the same time.

    I will agree with most that Sammy has seemingly handled the situation pretty well though.
    So to be clear, if you were running a wrestling company, you would find it to be a productive use of your time when hiring someone, to go back and listen to every podcast or interview they've ever done on the presumably very slim chance they ever said something controversial. Especially absurd in the case of a company building from the ground up, as AEW was doing when they hired Sammy, in which they are filling a roster with 40-60 people at once, meaning listening to and watching literally thousands of hours of content to make sure no one you bring on has even the slightest off-color comment in your past. And doing this while trying to get a wrestling company off the ground which probably has about a hundred other significant hoops you have to jump through.

    Yeah that's a very reasonable take.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    So to be clear, if you were running a wrestling company, you would find it to be a productive use of your time when hiring someone, to go back and listen to every podcast or interview they've ever done on the presumably very slim chance they ever said something controversial. Especially absurd in the case of a company building from the ground up, as AEW was doing when they hired Sammy, in which they are filling a roster with 40-60 people at once, meaning listening to and watching literally thousands of hours of content to make sure no one you bring on has even the slightest off-color comment in your past. And doing this while trying to get a wrestling company off the ground which probably has about a hundred other significant hoops you have to jump through.

    Yeah that's a very reasonable take.
    Well, when you put it like that, maybe the research call is the wrong one

    But I still stand by the fact that suspending somebody for something said four years ago, long before they were in your employ, is a bit shit.





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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    I think suspending someone for a verbal comment they made 4 years ago is a bit wrong. Especially in the context where he exhibited a now widely frowned upon sense of humour. People mature with age and can learn from their mistakes. Suspending Sammy while merely sending Havoc to rehab (who had legitimate rape allegations) leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.

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    Re: Sammy Guevara Suspended

    The difference is Havoc apparently has substance/alcohol abuse issues and will likely be let go once he's sorted them out (He should anyway).

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