So, Sammy Guevara did wind up apologizing to Sasha Banks early Monday over he would “rape” her comment back in 2016, per Banks’ Tweet. But it didn’t stop AEW from suspending him.
The company imposed its punishment on Guevara indefinitely on Monday. His future with the company will be re-evaluated after “extensive sensitivity training,” according to reports.
“I’ve made stupid, inappropriate and extremely offensive comments in my past,” Guevara wrote on Twitter before AEW announced its ban on him. “In my idiotic mind, I thought I was being funny in using words and terms that represent nothing but horror and pain. I am truly sorry for my hurtful words and actions, and I will never forgive myself.”
While it seems Banks accepted Guevara’s apology, she did admonish him for his rude rape remark, and anyone else who had to endure anything of that magnitude.
“Words like the comments he made, jokingly or not, have no place in society,” Banks Tweeted. “I don’t condone or tolerate this kind of behavior. What one thinks is just a side comment can have a massive impact on someone else’s life, and can send the wrong message.
“We have to hold ourselves accountable for our actions and the words we say, and I hope this situation shows him that. I hope from this point on, in order for growth and change within our community to take place, we all can continue to have these conversations. No person, man, woman or child, should ever be subjected to a feeling of fear, or any unsafe environment. We all have to do better not just for ourselves, but for generations to come.”
— Jerry Del Priore