Sammy Guevara was a guest on the AEW Podcast with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards. He discussed several things including when he knew he would be joining The Inner Circle and what the original plans were for the name.
“That was probably around like All Out. I think it was Nick Jackson. He came up to me. He’s like, ‘you know what you’re doing?’ I’m like, ‘not really.’ He’s like, ‘yeah, you’re going to be in this group called The Fist. I don’t know. They’re working on the name with Jericho,’ and I’m like, ‘The Fist?’ He’s like, ‘yeah.’ I’m like, ‘that’s kind of a whack name.’
“That’s kind of a take off of The Hand with Marvel Comics.”
I guess the could have gone with the Foot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame. It definitely seems like Inner Circle was a better choice.
Although, some of the one-liners and chants for The Fist would have been priceless.
“Exactly, especially since there’s five of us. One for each finger,” Guevara said. “Makes sense, but I remembered thinking like, ‘oh, he’s ribbing me,’ especially because Nick, he’s always messing around. So I was like, ‘there’s no way he’s serious. I’ll believe it when I see it.'”
Whatever the case, being a part of The Inner Circle has had to have done wonders for the young superstar. Last night, he wrestled Matt Hardy in a tables match.
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Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcriptions of the interview.