Booker T Questions If Sammy Guevara Has Go-Away Heat
Sammy Guevara has been turned heel due to overwhelmingly negative fan reaction
Since the turn of the year, Sammy Guevara has been receiving overwhelmingly negative reactions from fans, largely in the wake of his relationship with Tay Conti being made public.
The pair have embraced the boos and turned heel, but on the Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T has questioned whether Guevara has ‘go away’ heat or not due to his relationship status:
“Sammy is a young guy, a young guy that, let’s just say it, is striking, he’s a good-looking kid. There’s a lot of ladies out there that want to jump on the Sammy Guevara bandwagon,” Booker said. “And then, Sammy Guevara, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend in Houston, Texas, in the middle of the ring. I was like, ‘what the hell is he doing?’ Okay, not that it’s a bad thing for him to have a girlfriend, not that it’s a bad thing for him to have a long-term girlfriend, there’s nothing wrong with that. But when you’re an entertainer, when you’re the Spanish God, the last thing that you need to be doing is proposing to your long-time girlfriend. Then, that didn’t work out for him, and he got with Tay Conti.
“There was a lot of rumour there, he was with Tay, he wasn’t, he was, then it came out, boom, he and Tay are together. Now they’re posting photos on social media, now every young girl in the country that watched AEW, that perhaps thought they had a chance to get a date with Sammy Guevara, all of that has gone out the window now.”
Booker’s sentiments echo those held by decision makers in the entertainment industry for decades, with the acts such as The Beatles told to hide their relationship status from their fans in the 1960s:
“You don’t need to be talking about that on television,” Booker said. “Because there again, you’ve got a lot of young people that wish they could be next to you. The reason why they buy the merch is because of that one reason. The reason why they buy the ticket, is so they can come and cheer for you for that one reason. When you take all of that away from them, that could be the beginning of the end.”
As for Guevara’s heat? Booker brought up the case of Cody Rhodes’ latter run with AEW:
“Would that be good heat, or go-away heat? That’s the question right there because Cody Rhodes seemed like he had that same problem. Was it go-away heat, or was it good heat? Cody said, ‘let me get the hell up out of here because I don’t know what the hell these people are talking about,’” continued Booker.
H/T: Wrestling inc.