Updated: Aug 26, 2022
Eddie Kingston was briefly suspended by AEW after he and Sammy Guevara had an “altercation” backstage. He has since completed that suspension and it is believed that his match with Sammy at All Out is now off.
It is believed that Sammy made a comment on Eddie’s physique and Eddie took a swing at Sammy.
“You know the truth. I wouldn’t lie. I was wrong for being unprofessional. That is the blind fact. He (Sammy Guevara) did what he did and the public can judge that but I know for a fact I was wrong.”
- Eddie Kingston via PWInsider
Sammy Guevara has issued the following statement to Fightful regarding his backstage dispute with Eddie Kingston:
"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 CAN'T 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 try’s to pie face me and he more life 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."