AEW star Eddie Kingston was recently suspended over a backstage incident with fellow star Sammy Guevara.
AEW’s Sammy Guevara has issued a statement detailing his side of the story of a backstage incident that led to Eddie Kingston getting suspended.
Guevara, in a statement to Fightful Select said the incident with Kingston was due to verbiage that he (Guevara) used in a promo to set up his match with Kingston at the upcoming All Out PPV.
Guevara noted that when involved in storylines, AEW talent communicate certain subjects that they do not want to be used for promo material when building to a match. He said that he communicated things that he did not want Kingston to say about him. However, Kingston did not communicate what should have been off-limits.
“As a professional you communicate things that you don’t want to be said (like other people I’ve been in programs with and have worked with Matt Hardy, Jericho and others) and I did communicate of what I didn’t want to be said in this angle and Eddie didn’t. But Eddie did not do the same and Eddie did not mention to me or the coaches or TK or anyone in AEW what he didn’t want said. So after Tay’s and my match with Sky Blue and Dante I cut a promo on Eddie insulting Eddie and the fans as a heel. Which I know the thing everyone loves to do is hate Me & Tay so I’m the perfect person to play this ass hole character for Eddie to ultimately beat at All Out. I see what people say online about Eddie and his appearance. (Which anyone who legitimately shames Eddie for how he looks can go to hell, it’s the same people who shame me for being too small) so Sammy Guevara the character I could be the physical person playing that person that Eddie can shut up at All Out. But Eddie did not do the professional thing and communicate to me, which if he did I never would have said it cause the last thing I want to do is hurt someone for real,” Guevara’s statement reads.
Guevara further noted that Kingston attempted to pie-face him, but the two were pulled apart.
“So after the promo I get to the back and Eddie is flipping out yelling “YOU CANT CALL ME FAT” over and over as I’m trying to walk down the stairs in gorilla making a big scene. People get in between us, Eddie try’s to pie face me and he more life touches my face it was weird. And everyone backs everyone up.”
Guevara also told Fightful Select that his promo calling Kingston “fat” was edited off of AEW television and never aired. He also stated that Kingston has been “aggressive and getting out of control backstage” in AEW before.
“This whole thing was very unnecessary but it Is what it is, Live & learn I guess, onto the next we go,” Guevara’s statement reads.
Kingston’s suspension has ended. He gave the following statement to PWInsider:
“I was wrong for being unprofessional. That is the blind fact. He did what he did and the public can judge that but I know for a fact I was wrong.”