More On Sammy Guevara-Andrade Altercation, AEW Stars Were Frustrated Even Before

It is happening again.

Another backstage altercation took place in All Elite Wrestling. Sources familiar with the situation claim that at the October 5 AEW Dynamite show, there was an "altercation" between Andrade and Sammy Guevara. The two had taken shots at each other in interviews and on social media throughout the week, and it came to a head at the Dynamite tapings.

Andrade was removed from a scheduled mask vs. career match against Dark Order's 10, with the latter remaining on the Rampage schedule in another match.

Those that we spoke to say that there was verbal altercation that got physical, with Sammy Guevara shoving Andrade, and Andrade throwing a punch, though the order of operations and specifics are certainly foggy. We're not sure if the punch actually connected, but we're told it was not part of a grander work. At least one, and possibly both wrestlers were removed from the tapings and sent home. TMZ has confirmed this report.

Andrade posted "respect me and I'll respect you" on social media shortly after.

The two have taken shots at one another on social media and in interviews (context here

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"When you get into mentioning that wrestling isn't real it defeats the purpose of whatever storyline you could be trying to work," said one veteran when we asked if the tweets and comments were real or worked before the altercation. "They were talking about hitting each other hard and complaining, so if it's a work, it's a bad one. I'm sure they'll eventually have a match though, just because people are talking."

Another top talent in AEW was frustrated by the way things played out, regardless of if it was a work or a shoot, because they felt it painted a poor picture of AEW's locker room. We've heard that the locker room has been much more cohesive since the Brawl Out situation that left numerous top stars suspended. A turning point that several AEW talent pointed to was Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley's talent meeting that calmed many nerves and was said to have helped get a lot of people on the right track.

Another AEW original had said that they viewed the Andrade/Sammy Guevara situation as disrespectful to the work those three put in on making that happen, regardless of the context of what follows, specifically whether it was planned or spontaneous, or worked. One of the points hammered home in recent weeks had been to keep dirty laundry private in that regard.

There were a couple of others that we heard from who were steadfast in the "if it doesn't involve me, I'm not going to pay attention to it or concern myself with it," camp, and also pointed to the more cohesive locker room of late.

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