Sammy Guevara apologizes for comment, Sasha Banks responds
Posted On July 26, 2020
AEW’s Sammy Guevara apologized Monday for an inappropriate remark he made in 2016 toward WWE’s Sasha Banks.
While doing a January 2016 podcast appearance, Guevara was asked about Banks and said that while he was doing a tryout at the WWE Performance Center, “I wanted to go f**kin’ rape that woman.”
The 26-year-old apologized on Twitter over two tweets:
“I’ve made stupid, inappropriate and extremely offensive comments in my past. In my idiotic mind, I thought I was being funny in using words and terms that represent nothing but horror and pain. I am truly sorry for my hurtful words and actions, and I will never forgive myself.”
“I also want to apologize to @sashabankswwe for my unacceptable comments. She’s an amazing person who didn’t deserve to be the brunt of my offensive remarks. I spoke with her earlier & she helped me learn a gigantic lesson & I thank her for that. Once again, I’m sincerely sorry.”
Banks posted a statement on Twitter shortly thereafter, saying the two spoke and he apologized, followed by an open discussion:
The #SpeakingOut movement has bringing past comments and sexually abusive actions and intent to light over the past week, exposing those in nearly every corner of the wrestling industry, resulting in suspensions, job loss, and denials from those accused.