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AEW's Sammy Guevara issues statement on Eddie Kingston backstage incident

Kingston recently completed a suspension following a backstage incident with Guevara.
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AEW's Sammy Guevara has issued a statement detailing his side of the story following a backstage incident with Eddie Kingston that led to a Kingston suspension.

In a statement issued to Fightful, Guevara said that the incident with Kingston stemmed from verbiage that Guevara used in a promo to set up a match with Kingston at All Out. 

Guevara says that when involved in storylines, AEW talent communicate certain subjects that they do not want to be used for promo material in building to a match. Guevara says that he communicated things that he did not want Kingston to say about him, but that Kingston did not communicate what should be 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," Guevara's statement reads. 

"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 says that Kingston attempted to pie-face him, but the two were "backed up" (kept 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," the statement reads. 

Guevara says that his promo calling Kingston "fat" ended up edited off AEW programming and never aired. 

"It was unfortunate cause this promo was on a taped show and easily could have been edited (which they ended up doing anyways)."

Guevara says that Kingston has been "aggressive and getting out of control backstage" in AEW before. 

 "[I] know this isn’t Eddie’s first time being aggressive and getting out of control backstage. I know he had to do some kind of anger management after this whole thing," the statement reads.

Guevara says that the situation with Kingston was unnecessary. 

"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 following the incident with Guevara has since ended. In a statement to PW Insider, Kingston said: 

"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."