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Sammy Guevara quickly became a fan favourite in AEW since debuting on the first ever episode of AEW Dynamite when he faced Cody Rhodes. Since then Guevara has won the AEW TNT championship 3 times and has been saw by many as one of the future stars of AEW. However recently his popularity amongst fans has collapsed since he and his girlfriend Tay Conti have become an on screen item aswell as off screen item.
Tony Khan was recently on the Swerve City Podcast where he admitted that he misjudged how the fans would react to Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti together on screen, although he admits that he believes Conti has developed well since she’s came into AEW. Khan said…
“Tay Conti, she came in and she’s great, in NXT she seemed like she had a ton of potential. So, I thought since she’s come into AEW she’s had great matches. Obviously, her presentation has changed and changed. Now it’s continued to evolve with Sammy, and they’ve really found something special on and off-screen, honestly.” (H/T wrestling Inc)
“It’s great, and I am really happy for them. I was really happy for them, so maybe I misread how happy the fans would be for them. So, I think I have course-corrected that. You don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole. I like Sammy, I like Tay, the fans like Sammy, the fans like Tay. I like Sammy and Tay together, the fans do not, and that’s where we differentiate, so that’s what I have come to accept.” (H/T wrestling Inc)