AEW has suspended Sammy Guevara without pay until further notice.
The promotion announced disciplinary actions against Guevara after a video clip of him making comments about wanting to sexually assault Sasha Banks surfaced. In a statement posted on social media, AEW said Guevara has been suspended without pay and that he is undergoing sensitivity training.
While he's suspended, AEW will donate Guevara's salary to the Women's Center of Jacksonville and that after completing the training, Guevara's status with the company will be re-evaluated.
AEW insists on doing our part to create a world of understanding and respect for humankind. We therefore strongly condemn the extremely offensive and hurtful words of Sammy Guevara. As such, effective immediately, Sammy is suspended without pay until further notice. Sammy has agreed to undergo extensive sensitivity training and, upon completion, his future status within the company will be re-evaluated.
During his suspension, his salary will be donated to the Women's Center of Jacksonville.
AEW statement on Sammy Guevara pic.twitter.com/11yL2QytF7— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 22, 2020
Guevara has since then apologized to Banks for the comments he made years ago. Banks would note on social media that the two of them had an open discussion on the matter. In the video, Guevara said, "Bro, Sasha Banks. When I was at the WWE the other week, I wanted to just go and fucking rape that woman".
AEW also recently said it is evaluating Jimmy Havoc's status with the company as he undergoes rehab amidst allegations of abuse that have surfaced on social media.