Tony Khan Comments On Sammy Guevara's AEW Return

The Spanish God had been suspended without pay...

On this week's episode of Dynamite, Sammy Guevara returned to the young promotion dressed as Serpentico and helped The Inner Circle defeat Jurassic Express. Guevara then removed his mask and embraced his fellow Inner Circle members during the post-match beatdown.  

The Spanish God had previously been suspended without pay by AEW after he made inappropriate comments about Sasha Banks back in 2016. Guevara underwent sensitivity training during his time off and his salary was donated to The Women's Center of Jacksonville.

Tony Khan was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso at Sports Illustrated and he admitted it wasn't a certainty that Guevara would return to the young promotion, but he thought Sammy had used his time away to become a better person so he decided to end his suspension. 

The AEW President said: "Sammy completed four weeks of extensive sensitivity training, and his curriculum included subject matters of tolerance, gender, race relations, and why people's words matter. During his suspension, he was very contrite. I asked him to use that time to try and become a better person, and I think he did.

"Sammy was off television for a month and suspended without pay for 30 days, and I think it was the right time for Sammy to come back because he's shown that he's very sorry and that he can change. He's spent every day over the past month trying to prove that. 

"The Women's Center of Jacksonville put out a very nice statement about how this terrible situation has turned into a positive. Sammy completed the entire curriculum we put out in front of him. He was clearly committed to change.

"I meant what I said about re-evaluating his status with the company based on his conduct. Sammy needed to make a lot of strides to keep his job and make amends for stuff he shouldn't have said. None of us knew he said those things, and it's stuff that was years old, but that doesn't make it right.

"I think Sammy was very happy to have an opportunity to apologise, publicly and privately, and do something to turn a terrible comment he made into something positive."


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