Sammy Guevara didn’t like the ideas that Impact Wrestling had for him, so he pitched his own. That led Impact Wrestling to pull his entire appearance.
Bryan Alvarez spoke about this subject during Wrestling Observer Live. He revealed a side of the story that came from someone closer to Sammy Guevara’s side. It seems that Guevara was trying to protect his character and make sense out of things, but Impact Wrestling had their own logic about the situation that they didn’t want altered.
“Sammy’s side of the story was not that he was going to win three matches on Impact. He would lose a match, he would get beaten down, he would ultimately win a match, and then he would be beaten down afterward.”
“It was also said that they wanted him to be in tag matches, but he didn’t want to be in tag matches because the whole storyline on Dynamite is that he’s splitting from the Inner Circle and he’s going it alone. Apparently, in his mind it was, ‘If the storyline is that I’m going it alone then why would I go to Impact and do tag matches?’ Apparently, he told people that he was upset with this idea and he wanted to win the X Division Title and then never lose it. He had an idea that involved him winning the X Division Title, but not that he wouldn’t lose it, not that he would go back to AEW, not that he would be stripped or anything, but the point is that they weren’t going for any of these ideas.”
Sammy Guevara’s side of things was that he didn’t feel comfortable with the ideas that Impact Wrestling wanted to do, so he called Tony Khan. Once it was made known that he didn’t want to do it, then the whole thing was called off. Sammy Guevara likely won’t speak about the matter because he doesn’t want it to get further blown out of proportions.
Transcription by Ringside News