Sammy Guevara has discussed the wealth of experience now in All Elite Wrestling and says you’d have to be stupid not to pick some of the Hall Of Fame brains he shares locker rooms with.
Guevara has been joined at the hip with a legend of the wrestling business since the beginning of weekly AEW television shows. On the first episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho revealed his Inner Circle which included Guevara alongside Santana, Ortiz, and the debuting ‘Rock Hard’ Jake Hager.
Now in AEW, the likes of Matt Hardy, Christian Cage, Paul Wight, Mark Henry, Taz, Jim Ross are part of the team along with some of the best wrestling coaches in the business behind the scenes. This All Elite experience is now on hand to help the next generation of superstars that populate the AEW locker room.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio Sammy Guevara spoke first about some of the advice Jericho has given him in their time working together.
“Man there’s so many. Just taking your time in between the moments, structuring certain things. He’s such a mastermind at this. There’s a reason he’s been doing this longer than I’ve been alive. And so anytime he says something I always try to just take it. And even if I don’t see what he’s seeing, I try to understand it from where he’s coming from. Then by the end of it I’m like ‘okay, now this makes sense.’ He kind of has a different way of thinking. I don’t even know. He’s a genius. There’s so many lessons this dude has taught me and too many to really say, to be honest.”
Guevara then discussed the rest of the veterans behind the scenes in AEW saying he wouldn’t hesitate to ask them for advice:
“Oh 100%, I feel like if anybody backstage, any of the young guys, are not talking to any of these guys, they’re stupid. We have so many people backstage with years and years of experience. So any time man. Just talking to Dean Malenko. Even if he’s not telling me about ring stuff, just hearing my stories from on the road. It’s just so interesting how times have changed and all the fun road stories that he tells. I love talking to any of these guys. I look forward to having some conversations with Mark Henry and he can tell me some stuff.”
As far as Guevara’s go-to mentor for advice, there was no hesitation when ‘The Spanish God’ named a veteran of WCW, ECW, WWE, Ring Of Honor, and TNA:
“Jerry Lynn. I like Jerry Lynn,” Guevara said. “He kind of understands where I’m coming from. Where I’m trying to do some crazy thing or whatnot like I’m trying to be remembered in that moment. But he also kind of structures certain things in a certain way like where it’s ‘well we can’t do that right here because of this reason.’ He kind of brings me back to earth, but like in such a way that I’m not offended by it or whatever.”
“Jerry just has a way of talking to people, and he’s such a nice guy. He was our agent for my match at Revolution with Darby. And we wanted to do some crazy thing into the crowd and Jerry was like ‘eh, you guys can’t do that.’ And we ended up going with the 630 through the table. So yeah, Jerry’s definitely a great guy.”
Sammy Guevara scored big in Stadium Stampede at Double Or Nothing as he closed out AEW’s pay-per-view by pinning Shawn Spears to give Inner Circle a dominant victory over The Pinnacle.