Sammy Guevara was one of AEW’s most promising babyfaces not too long ago, this all changed somewhat recently as fan reactions to him started to dramatically change. He went from cheers to huge boos. Since then, he has turned heel whilst feuding with Scorpio Sky over the TNT Championship. Tay Conti is also now appearing alongside Sammy on-screen.
AEW Owner, Tony Khan was recently interviewed for the Superstar Crossover podcast, Tony took some time to mention the severely mixed crowd responses that Tay and Sammy have been receiving lately.
“I think Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti have created a very polarizing reaction. They were red hot as babyfaces both of them separately, I believe. I think Sammy was a great, young babyface coming off some really big wins. He is a great TNT Champion and Tay Conti is a great wrestler who has improved so much and, in fact, she was voted The Most Improved Wrestler of the Year award last year in the Observer Awards, voted by the fans. She also had so many exciting matches coming so cool close to winning the championship on pay-per-view against Dr. Britt Baker, then great matches with Jade Cargill, and a huge emotional win in the Street Fight teaming with Anna Jay against Penelope Ford and The Bunny. So, I would like to you know, say that they both have come so far individually but then together, they have really created this polarizing reaction. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen when they’re together and fans don’t like them. I think it’s interesting.”– Tony Khan
Sammy Guevara dropped the TNT Championship in a ladder match to Scorpio Sky in a ladder match on the April 27th episode of AEW Dynamite.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription