Sammy Guevara has slammed recent reports which claimed that he is difficult to work with.
It was recently reported that Eddie Kingston had been handed and subsequently served a suspension from AEW following an altercation with Sammy Guevara.
The pair had been due to meet at All Out, but the match now appears to have been scrapped.
It was suggested that the issues stemmed from Guevara referring to Kingston as a “fat piece of sh*t” in a promo which was later edited from Rampage. The Spanish God claimed that he hadn’t been told by Kingston that any topics were off limits so delivered the heel promo as he saw fit.
In amongst reports of the incident it was noted that Sammy Guevara had become “difficult to work with,” and a number of stars didn’t want to work with him following his recent rivalry with Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky.
Speaking on his personal vlog, the former TNT Champion has now responded to these claims, branding them “blatant lies.” Guevara admitted that he is affected by such criticism, adding that he’s simply trying to do his best and the best that he can be.
“I just have a couple of things to get off my chest. There’s been so much random drama, random stuff that has been said in the past week or so. It’s exhausting. It’s exhausting to see blatant lies said about me or shade being thrown. I’ve read so much random to where it’s like, ‘where are they getting this?’ It’s just people making up so much stuff.
I saw something that said, ‘I’m difficult to work with. Not a lot of people want to work with me.’ I know it’s not true. The problem is, because of the internet, people don’t know the difference. When people spread these rumours, regardless if they’re true or not, no fact checks. These things are taken as fact. They can affect me. I guess that’s why I’m on here now because I’m not going to try to convince people that I’m a good person. People who already have their mind made up of me, they’re not going to change their mind. It’s insane.
What I will say, and that’s why I wanted to get on here, you read so much of this stuff, then you start to question yourself, which I did. I start to wonder, am I a piece of shit? Am I this person that everyone is painting me out to be? I was starting to feel pretty down. I do try to do my best to be the best I can. I try to help people when I can, I try to be as nice as possible and respectful to everybody, no matter where they are on the card or what their position is in life, I try to treat everybody the same.”
Continuing on, Guevara recalled a positive interaction with an extra backstage before thanking fans who continue to support him.
“Last Wednesday I was reading a bunch of shit, and I was starting to feel a little down. Before I left, a guy who was an extra there actually came up to me and he said ‘hey I just wanted to tell you, you were one of the only people who said hi to me today, and it made me feel welcomed’ and he just thanked me for doing that. That made me feel good, man.
Little things that people don’t even understand, where it could change someone’s mindset. I was feeling pretty down, feeling like maybe I’m a bad person, then this person comes up to me, tells me this, and it’s like ‘okay, the internet is not real, I know what’s real,’ and I’m just gonna keep doing what I’m doing. I’m gonna keep pursuing my destiny, and keep working towards it until I get it.
“Thank you to the people who support me, thank you to the people who are on my side. I know it seems like there is always some drama, every so often with me. That’s what happens when you’re chasing greatness. People want to see you do good, but people don’t want to see you do great. Thank you to the people who see what’s real. Just know, I’m not gonna stop. I appreciate you guys.”
Sammy Guevara was most recently in action on the August 26th episode of AEW Rampage where he teamed with new wife Tay Melo to defeat Ruby Soho and Ortiz.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.