AEW's Sammy Guevara didn't want to join WWE after his 2017 tryout


Since the introduction of AEW's weekly show, Dynamite, Sammy Guevara has become of the biggest names in AEW and he has a bright future ahead of him.

Sammy Guevara has been impressive in the ring for AEW, most notably facing Cody Rhodes in the first match on the first episode of AEW Dynamite.

Guevara was quickly paired with Chris Jericho as part of the AEW World Champion's stable, The Inner Circle, and he has been gathering momentum ever since.

At one point, however, WWE had an opportunity to sign the AEW standout after giving him a tryout, but the man himself didn't want to join after what happened.

Speaking to Jericho on his Talk is Jericho show, Guevara revealed the treatment he received by WWE once the cameras started rolling for his tryout was a lot different to when the cameras were turned off.

He said, via Wrestling Inc: “I did have a WWE tryout in 2017, but I think it was just for me to get into the system. It was definitely a difficult tryout. I was doing a bunch of cardio leading up to that. I had the elevation masks on.

"They were making us run the ropes, dropping down over bags, high knees holding on to the top ropes. We would do that in 5 different rings, and then line back up and do all sorts of different stuff. William Regal was there; Norman Smiley was there. Ricky Starks was in the tryout as well.

“I don’t think any wrestler got signed. I think a collegiate wrestler got signed. It felt that if you want to do this for a living f*ck you, but these models, ex-Football players they treated them really good and almost shame on you for actually wanting to be a wrestler.


“It seemed like when the cameras were on they really played it up. It felt like a whole gimmick to me because everyone was chill until the cameras were on and suddenly they start drilling and yelling at you. I’m like, alright, I see what this is.

"It definitely opened up my eyes because I wouldn’t want to be there, maybe not ever, but certainly not now just because of the way they treated me. Maybe it’s different now, I don’t know, but during that time I saw that unless I was a somebody it’s going to be hell here.”

The attitude the trainers had towards him and other wrestlers who were pursuing the same career path changed Guevara's mind about WWE.

However, it looks like he's in a happy place now with AEW, which is great to see.

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