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More Backstage Details on Sammy Guevara Being Pulled From Impact TV Tapings

February 14, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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UPDATE: PWInsider had an update with additional details on what took place with Sammy Guevara and the Impact Wrestling TV tapings. Multiple Impact sources reportedly confirmed the initial story is accurate.

Additionally, the plan was to play off of Guevara quitting the Inner Circle, and both AEW and Impact worked out plans for the storyline. Also, it was noted that Guevara did not fly to Nashville the day before the Impact TV tapings were scheduled to start, and then he was rescheduled to arrive in Nashville a few hours before the TV tapings were slated to start.

According to Impact sources, while everyone had agreed to the initial ideas, Guevara started to text Impact officials about some alternative ideas for the storyline and reportedly “not wanting to do what was agreed to.” As a result, officials for Impact Wrestling opted to cancel Guevara from appearing at the TV tapings.

The plans that were reportedly put in place for Guevara later had Black Taurus of Decay utilized in a similar role in his place. Despite what took place with Guevara, Impact sources claimed there is no issue with AEW, and the relationship between two sides is said to be “golden.” However, whether that will continue to be the case after this incident remains to be seen.

ORIGINAL: According to a new report, Sammy Guevara was set to be part of a storyline with Impact Wrestling but was pulled due to creative issues. Slam Wrestling reports that Guevara, who quit the Inner Circle on last week’s AEW Dynamite, was set to be part of a storyline that would have seen him appear on Impact. However, after Tony Khan signed off on an eventual plan for the storyline, Guevara is said to have voiced complaints to Impact about the creative direction of the angle in a message.

Following that message, Impact contacted Khan and Chris Jericho, the latter of whom initially came up with the idea. The report notes that Jericho contacted Don Callis about Guevara not working the taping and when Guevara arrived in Nashville, he received a text from Jericho saying to return home.

Fightful Select reports that they had heard about someone from AEW who was supposed to appear on Impact before they “had an issue” with creative, and have now confirmed that it was Guevara. The site adds that no AEW talent were ultimately at the tapings, though there is always the possibility of adding something in post-production similar to how Kenny Omega was added in to Impact’s shows after he won the AEW World Title.

Slam Wrestling reports that Khan is upset with Guevara about the situation, though Fightful Select has been unable to confirm that one way or the other.