AEW wrestler Sammy Guevara recently spoke with TV Insider to promote this week’s AEW Grand Slam TV tapings at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.
During the interview, Guevara was asked about AEW President Tony Khan addressing the rowdy crowd in Chicago, IL, just hours after firing CM Punk from his company. He said,
“Tony, I feel, doesn’t get enough credit he deserves. He, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes. They all changed everyone’s life and wrestling. Without them, especially Tony, there would be no AEW. There would be a bunch of people doing something completely different. I don’t know anything regarding the behind-the-scenes decisions he makes, but he is such a caring guy. What I will say is that he has a lot of balls. I have a lot of respect for him. He went out in front of the Chicago crowd to address them personally after he made the decision to let Punk go. He didn’t have to go in front of everyone. He could have just played the video. But he went out in front of thousands of people. He is getting booed. He understood how they felt. He is an upfront guy.”
Guevara continued, “I watched him make the announcement thinking, ‘Wow, he doesn’t have to do this. I get it from a wrestling fan’s perspective. You went to the show expecting to see someone, and now this guy is telling you he isn’t going to be there. It’s almost like killing the messenger. But when you think about it, this man did not need to go out there. He could have easily also had someone else do it. Mad respect. I told him that too. I told him he had a lot of balls for him to do that. He said, ‘It had to be done, and I had to be the one to do it.’ He wasn’t going to get the heat on any of the boys or anyone that night. He wanted to take the heat, which I thought was commendable.”
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Sammy Guevara Praises AEW President Tony Khan for Addressing Rowdy Crowd in Chicago
AEW wrestler Sammy Guevara recently spoke with TV Insider to promote this week’s AEW Grand Slam TV tapings at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City. During the interview, Guevara discussed AEW President Tony Khan’s handling of a rowdy crowd in Chicago, IL, just hours after firing CM Punk from the company.
Guevara expressed his admiration for Khan, stating that he doesn’t get enough credit for his contributions to AEW. He acknowledged Khan, along with The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes, as individuals who have changed the wrestling industry and impacted the lives of many. Guevara emphasized that without Khan, there would be no AEW, and the wrestling landscape would be completely different.
The young wrestler praised Khan for his caring nature and described him as a courageous individual. Guevara commended Khan for personally addressing the Chicago crowd after making the decision to release CM Punk. He highlighted Khan’s decision to go in front of thousands of people, despite being booed, as a testament to his upfront and understanding nature.
Guevara admitted that he initially understood the disappointment of the fans who were expecting to see CM Punk at the event. However, he quickly realized that Khan’s decision to address the crowd himself was commendable. Guevara expressed his respect for Khan’s willingness to take responsibility and face the backlash from the fans. He acknowledged that Khan could have easily delegated the task to someone else but chose to handle it personally.
In their conversation, Guevara told Khan that he had a lot of respect for him and admired his courage in taking on the heat from the crowd. Khan responded by stating that it was necessary for him to be the one to address the situation and take the heat off of the other wrestlers and staff involved.
This incident showcases Khan’s dedication to his role as AEW President and his commitment to maintaining transparency with the fans. Guevara’s praise for Khan highlights the respect and admiration that many wrestlers have for the AEW President.
As AEW continues to grow and make waves in the wrestling industry, it is evident that Tony Khan’s leadership and decision-making have played a significant role in the company’s success. His willingness to face difficult situations head-on and take responsibility for his actions sets a positive example for the entire AEW roster.
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