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Sammy Guevara apologizes to Sasha Banks; Sasha responds

The AEW star has apologized for abhorrent comments he made about WWE Superstar Sasha Banks four years ago.

Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault.

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AEW star Sammy Guevara has issued a statement apologizing for abhorrent comments he made four years ago, when he said he wanted to “rape” WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.

“I’ve made stupid, inappropriate and extremely offensive comments in my past,” the tweet reads. “In my idiotic mind, I thought I was being funny in using words and terms that represent nothing but horror and pain. I am truly sorry for my hurtful words and actions, and I will never forgive myself.”

He went on in another tweet, apologizing directly to Sasha.

“I also want to apologize to [Sasha] for my unacceptable comments. She’s an amazing person who didn’t deserve to be the brunt of my offensive remarks. I spoke with her earlier & she helped me learn a gigantic lesson & I thank her for that. Once again, I’m sincerely sorry.”

Sasha Banks responded to Sammy’s remarks and his apology on Twitter, saying “I don’t condone or tolerate this kind of behavior.”

This incident is just one of many over the past week in the professional wrestling world, which is in the middle of its own #MeToo movement, in the form of women all throughout the industry using the hashtag #SpeakingOut to bring attention to incidents of sexual abuse, assault and harassment by male wrestlers.

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