2022 was quite the year for Sammy Guevara.
In the ring, he captured the TNT Championship twice, won the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles alongside Tay Melo, and found success as part of the Jericho Appreciation Society. Away from the squared circle, things were a little more controversial. The star got into backstage confrontations with both Andrade El Idolo and Eddie Kingston, while his relationship and subsequent marriage to Tay Melo drew scorn on social media.
Speaking in a new interview with The Sportster, Guevara discussed fans’ perception of him and said they will be getting a glimpse into his real life with the launch of AEW Access. With regard to how fans see him, the Spanish God said that he feels like he’s starting to win people around.
“I think I’m getting the people back, I think 2022 they really hated me, and in 2023 I think they’re kinda waking waking up to like ‘maybe we were a little stupid, maybe he is actually the GOAT, the best, maybe he is the young handsome devil there.’ I don’t know if that’s their wording… [joking]
I think the people, regardless whether they hate me or like me, they react to me. The worst thing that can happen when you come out is no reaction. Let me tell ya, some of these guys, they get no reaction. Sammy Guevara definitely gets a reaction.
Despite reports that he isn’t always the most popular man backstage, the former TNT Champion said that he has no issues with anyone in the locker room.
“I think in the locker room, I think it’s all positive. Thats the thing, I have no problems with anybody there, I say ‘what’s up’ to everybody, but the internet has to spin a story you know, I understand negativty brings in those clicks.”
Sammy Guevara was most recently in action on the March 1st episode of AEW Dynamite where he took part in the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match. As expected the star performed one of his famous dives from the top of a ladder, although he was unable to score the win.
Kenny Omega Reflects On “Strange” Backstage Atmosphere In AEW
It wasn’t just Guevara who had a turbulent year in 2022, with backstage unrest being something of a theme for AEW in the second half of the year. During a recent interview, Kenny Omega recalled returning from injury during this period and being taken by the “ominous” atmosphere that greeted him.
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