Dressed in a unique panda hood and sporting the look of a young man destined for greater things, Sammy Guevara spring-boarded into the living rooms of millions of people on his AEW debut at the Double or Nothing ‘Buy In’ show against the dastardly Brit, Kip Sabian. Despite wrestling since 2013, when he worked for IPW, Guevara wasn’t truly noticed on a national stage until he began wrestling for Lucha Underground in their successful MTV run, and then during their inaugural press conference, AEW announced that this Latino wunderkind would be performing under the All Elite umbrella, catapulting him into the same conversations as Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, Cody and Jon Moxley.
Sammy’s style and charisma have led to easy comparisons to Latin legends, such as Eddie Guerrero, however Sammy is an emerging star in his own right. From his installment into arguably the most over faction in wrestling- The Inner Circle- to his current bloody feud with the incomparable Matt Hardy, Sammy has been instrumental in AEW’s early success. Despite his unsavoury comments about the WWE star, Sasha Banks, Sammy has returned to Dynamite reinvigorated and ready to grasp that brass ring which is dangling before him. Like MJF, Sammy is the future of AEW and he deserves a break out singles run over the next year or so once the Inner Circle has achieved all that it can as a unit. One title that would bridge the gap between a talented member of the group and a worthy singles competitor would be the TNT Championship that Cody currently holds. Surely defeating someone as respected as Cody would be a huge statement of intent.
If you are unfamiliar with Sammy’s ring skills then I recommend watching the following highlight video of his PWG match against another current AEW star, Rey Fenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHpDtQrac_A or check out his match against the awesomely talented Darby Allin at AEW Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFX_hn72U0