There were a lot of rumors regarding Sammy Guevara not wanting to do a storyline with Impact Wrestling. The storyline would have apparently tied into him leaving the Inner Circle faction in AEW. However, it seems the storyline in question was not appealing to him and he wanted no part of it.
According to a report by Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Guevara’s proposed storyline would see him winning the X Division Title and go back to AEW with it and never lose it, but that did not sit well with Impact Wrestling.
One person in Impact said the creative wasn’t very good and he shouldn’t have liked it. It appears, since Black Taurus was put in his spot that his debut would have been in a six-man tag with Ace Austin & Chris Bey vs. Willie Mack & Josh Alexander & Trey Miguel, but that’s not confirmed. Taurus was put in his spot and Taurus is scheduled to team with Austin & Bey as a heel on next week’s show, but that doesn’t lock it in. We don’t know the details of the creative past he was going to win three matches at the tapings that just took place. Guevara suggested winning the X title. One story is that he wanted to win the title, and then return to AEW as having just won the title in Impact. He’d never lose it and it would go up in a tournament. Impact didn’t like that idea. Chris Jericho was the one who put the angle together with Don Callis. It made Jericho look bad to Impact because he and Callis came up with the idea and then Guevara didn’t want to do it.