Tony Khan Discusses Fan Reaction To Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti

Tony Khan on the reception to Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti

While Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti were previously popular babyfaces in All Elite Wrestling, the couple have received more of a negative reception from fans since they were paired together on-screen, only a few months after they announced they were a couple. 

Speaking ahead of Guevara's TNT Title defence against Scorpio Sky on Wednesday's edition of Dynamite, AEW President Tony Khan reflected on the reaction to Guevara and Conti, admitting he finds it interesting. 

"I think the crowd is going to be very pivotal in this match. I think Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti have created a very polarising reaction. They were red hot as babyfaces both of them separately, I believe. I think Sammy was a great, young babyface coming off some really big wins. He is a great TNT Champion and Tay Conti is a great wrestler who has improved so much and, in fact, she was voted The Most Improved Wrestler of the Year award last year in the Observer Awards, voted by the fans," Khan said on Superstar Crossover with Josh Martinez

"She also had so many exciting matches coming so cool close to winning the championship on pay-per-view against Dr. Britt Baker, then great matches with Jade Cargill, and a huge emotional win in the Street Fight teaming with Anna Jay against Penelope Ford and The Bunny. So, I would like to you know, say that they both have come so far individually but then together, they have really created this polarising reaction. It's unlike anything I've seen when they're together and fans don't like them. I think it's interesting."

Guevara and Conti were on-screen together again on AEW Dynamite on Wednesday but they were unable to prevent Scorpio Sky from regaining the TNT Title. 

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