As part of Sasha Banks’ Twitter gimmick declaring her partnership with Bayley “the greatest tag team of all-time”, she tagged AEW’s Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara in a tweet this weekend. Jericho responded with a ratings jab; Guevara with a bad joke about a supposed resemblance between Banks and Ricochet.
After that, Twitter users found Guevara’s appearance on TWFS’ Raw’s 4th Hour podcast from January 25, 2016. On the show, Sammy discussed seeing Sasha while working as an extra with WWE. In a clip being widely shared around the internet this morning, Guevara says:
“Bro, Sasha Banks, so - oh my god - when I was at the WWE the other week, I wanted to just go fucking rape that woman.”
Calls for action from AEW followed. A short time ago, Guevara deleted the tweet screenshooted above, and posted this apology.
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.— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) June 22, 2020
Neither Banks nor AEW has commented on the situation.
UPDATE: Sasha has commented, indicating that she & Guevara have spoken. Sammy tweeted an additional apology directly to her.
I also want to apologize to @sashabankswwe for my unacceptable comments. 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.— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) June 22, 2020