That could have gone better. Wrestlers are larger than life characters who are tasked with making fans care about what they are doing every time they get in the ring or on the microphone. It can be a lot easier said than done but when it works well, it is quite the success. Sometimes though, the issues between the wrestlers take place backstage rather than in front of the camera and now we know a bit more about the most recent instance.

It was reported earlier this week that Eddie Kingston had been suspended from AEW for two weeks over a backstage incident with Sammy Guevara. According to Fightful Select, the incident took place over a Guevara promo where he mocked Kingston’s physical appearance and weight, both of which are considered off limits topics. Kingston reportedly confronted Guevara after the incident and Guevara smiled at him, leading to Kingston pie facing him and being suspended as a result.

Both wrestlers have issued statements seemingly related to the situation. While Kingston did not directly address what happened, he told Fightful:

“I was wrong. That is all.”

Guevara said, also to Fightful:

“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.

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.

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 tries to pie face me and he more like touches my face, it was weird. And everyone backs everyone up. It was unfortunate cause this promo was on a taped show and easily could have been edited (which they ended up doing anyways) 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. This whole thing was very unnecessary but it Is what it is, Live & learn I guess, onto the next we go.”

Opinion: This doesn’t sound like some huge blowup but rather something that happened between two wrestlers. Guevara probably shouldn’t have said what he said and Kingston shouldn’t have reacted like he did. Granted Guevara’s statement doesn’t exactly make him look great, but hopefully this is behind everyone and we can move on to what could be a good program between the two of them.

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