Ric Flair has claimed that it “wouldn’t be much of a fight” if Andrade and Sammy Guevara went toe-to-toe in a physical confrontation.
Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara recently put the AEW locker room back in the spotlight with a very public war of words which ended with the former attempting to punch the Spanish God.
The problems stemmed from comments Andrade made in an interview where he said that Guevara had complained about being hit too hard following a match. This led to an increasingly heated back and forth on Twitter which continued up to the point where the pair met in person at the October 5th episode of Dynamite.
Ahead of the show, Andrade reportedly attempted to punch Guevara and was sent home, while Guevara wrestled in the main event as planned.
Speaking on his podcast To Be The Man, Andrade’s father-in-law Ric Flair claimed that if the situation did come down to a straight fight, Guevara wouldn’t stand much of a chance.
“I’m family in that deal. I’ve only met Guevara one time, or twice, he was very nice to me. Pretty much how I judge people, but you don’t want to be rocking and rolling with Manny [Andrade]. I’ve been to Manny’s home, I know how he grew up. You know Sin Cara? Manny is Sin Cara. Sin Cara has beat up half the guys in the business. Manny is a very tough man. I think they feel pretty comfortable, some of the guys saying things when they know the fight is never going to get anywhere or it gets broken up and there are 1,000 people involved.
Ultimately, nobody ever gets their ass whipped, but I feel comfortable in saying that wouldn’t be much of a fight. Nothing against Sammy as a wrestler, I just think Manny is a tough guy. There are not a lot of tough guys in the business anymore,”
Flair is referring to Cinta de Oro who was the second Sin Cara in WWE. The star has earned a reputation for clashing with numerous wrestlers backstage, perhaps most notably Chris Jericho.
At time of writing it is unclear when Andrade will return to AEW television.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.