Sammy Guevara is one of the most obnoxious heels in wrestling today. If you watch one match or one promo from him, you will understand that. However, one person who didn’t know that was Cody Rhodes.
In a recent interview with WrestleZone, Guevara revealed that Cody didn’t know he was a heel until they were in the middle of their first match together in 2016. Here is the full quote:
“I have one that’s on my own YouTube channel that you guys can go watch for free. It’s myself versus Cody Rhodes for the first time in 2016. We wrestled each other in Corpus Christi. A funny story—Cody had heard about me, but at the time he didn’t know much about me. I had pandas on my gear, I wore pink—I probably looked like a super babyface. He thought I was a babyface, and at the beginning of the match he goes to shake my hand. I give him the middle finger, the bird, and his face when he realizes, ‘ahhh, he’s a bad guy!’ It’s priceless, and the camera zooms in perfectly on his face right at that moment.”
Most famously, Guevara and Cody had the first match in AEW Dynamite history two years later. While Cody got the win on Dynamite, Sammy showed how heelish he was by attacking Cody later in the night and forming the Inner Circle with Chris Jericho.
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