Sammy Guevara Comments On His Recent Babyface Turn, His Future Goals, More


During a recent interview with the Bleacher Report, AEW Superstar Sammy Guevara commented on his recent babyface turn, wanting to focus on his own goals, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On what to expect from Stadium Stampede: “With Sammy Guevara, it’s a show anytime I’m on. Every time I go out there, I do my best to give people something good to watch. I think that’s pretty apparent with any match I have ever had with AEW, and Sunday isn’t going to be any different. I’m always trying to outdo myself. This is the second Stadium Stampede and I’m in a competition with The Pinnacle, but I’m also in competition with last year’s match. I want to be better than I was yesterday, so I am going to try to top what we did last year.”

On his babyface turn: “Being a heel is easier for me. It just comes naturally. From the first Dynamite, people were booing me. I guess I just have one of those faces people want to punch. That’s what I’ve heard. I try not to act to heelish or too babyface-ish. I just try to be me.”

On his heel persona compared to what he’s really like: “I feel like I’m a genuine dude. In wrestling, you’ll see a lot of people who are good guys on screen but in real life, they’re real pieces of s**t. I get told a lot that I am much nicer than people thought I was going to be.”

On his highlight in AEW: “It’s hard. I’ve had a lot of big moments in AEW. Getting chased and hit by the golf cart. A lot of these moments I mention, you’ll notice they don’t end too well for me. Getting to wrestle Matt Hardy on PPV and main-eventing last year’s Double or Nothing were big moments. The first Dynamite, to me, felt like a main event.”

On toning down his in-ring style: “Early on in my career, I was basically doing anything. I was taking powerbombs off the top rope, any crazy bump I can take. Recently, I’m trying to have some longevity and what I do is very dangerous. I have to pick and choose my moments now. I’m only 27, but I am feeling these bumps more than I did in my early 20s.”

On being more goal-oriented: “I’m definitely a goal-oriented person. My goal has always been to be the world champion and I said that on the first episode of Dynamite. I try to give people a good show and show that I can perform at the highest levels against guys like Kenny Omega and Hardy … I feel like this feud has been going on for so long that I lost sight of some of my goals. I want to get back on track and what I feel is my destiny, and that is becoming the champion.”

On who he’s looking forward to facing: “Jungle Boy. I think he and I would have an insane matchup.”

On his vlog: “Outside of wrestling, my interest is just making videos in general. Maybe later on in life, I’ll be an editor or help make movies. I have always liked making videos and getting cool angles and things like that. Editing is always a pain when starting, but once I got into the process, I fell in love with it. It’s therapeutic in a way. You feel like you’re creating something. I like short stuff because I think our attention spans are small. I would love to one day make a movie in some aspect. I always thought of being on camera but after this past year with the vlog, I found that I really enjoy behind-the-scenes stuff and trying to help come up with the skits. That’s an aspect I never knew I would like. As wrestlers, we all want to be the star of the show, but I’m finding that I kind of enjoy taking a backseat and helping to create.”

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