Andrade Sucker Punched Sammy Guevara – As noted, Andrade El Idolo was sent home by AEW on Wednesday night after he was involved in a backstage fight with Sammy Guevara, who worked the main event of Dynamite.
This was after they exchanged words on Twitter, including when Guevara accused El Idolo of wanting to return to WWE.
Many fans believed this was just a work and part of a storyline where Andrade was heading into a mask vs. career match with 10 from the Dark Order on Friday’s Rampage. That match is now off.
While speaking on today’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned how Andrade had stated on Twitter during the exchange with Guevara that he wasn’t scared to get fired and the belief that Andrade is trying to get out of his AEW deal.
“Andrade’s trying to get fired, we all know that….when guys want to leave, some will go to great extremes to do that. It’s happened with WWE. I’ve talked to people in WWE who’ve tried to get fired with some of the craziest things in the world, and I’ve told them it’s not gonna work. There were some crazy stories of people trying to do things to get fired. Getting in a fight was never one of them, but there are things much crazier than that from people who wanted to leave and get out and were not going to be allowed to do that because the company wasn’t going to release them. So now the situation is on the other front, where there are a few people, and it’s not that many, it’s like three that wanna leave [AEW]. There’s different stories and whatever, and Andrade’s one of them.”
Meltzer later added, “So, Tuesday night, they were talked to. Both of them were told no fighting. Andrade was told, ‘If this is your idea, you’re not gonna get fired if you fight, but you will be sent home’. Andrade said, ‘Don’t worry, nothing’s gonna happen. There’s gonna be no fight.’ This was Tuesday night. Sammy was the same thing, ‘Nothing’s gonna happen’. They had security there. Everybody was warned ahead of time.”
Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer noted that they’d heard several different stories about how the fight actually started.
Alvarez stated, “Sammy in fact didn’t throw any punches. One person did say that Andrade spun Sammy around, and Sammy shoved him, and then Andrade punched him. The other stories were that Andrade just punched him and that Sammy didn’t fight back.”
Meltzer noted that he heard from a source he trusts: “Andrade was waiting in the hallway, got two punches in before it was broken up, and Sammy didn’t fight back.”
Meltzer pointed out that the punches didn’t land hard enough to show bruises on Sammy’s face during Dynamite.
“He did throw two punches, and it was broken up right away and Andrade was sent home.”
Andrade Sucker Punched Sammy Guevara