Sammy Guevara has struck gold in All Elite Wrestling after defeating ‘The Redeemer’ Miro on AEW Dynamite to become the new TNT Champion!
In recent weeks, Miro had taken his frustrations out on Guevara’s best friend Fuego Del Sol after defeating the Alabaman luchador in a match that had Fuego won he’d have won the TNT Title and an AEW contract. Miro took exception to the fact that despite Fuego Del Sol lost the match he was awarded an AEW contract anyway with Sammy Guevara presenting the contract to him in the ring.
Since then Miro fought Fuego once again, this time with the AEW newcomer putting up his brand new car for another shot at the TNT Championship. Once again, the unstoppable Miro was too much of a challenge to overcome. When Miro continued the attack on Fuego Del Sol after the match, Sammy Guevara interjected himself to help his friend. This led to The Spanish God laying down a challenge of his own to ‘God’s favourite champion.’
AEW Dynamite finally rolled into Rochester, New York eighteen months after the originally scheduled show in the city was postponed due to the pandemic. With the show emanating from the hometown of who Tony Khan called “the greatest TNT Champion in history,” the late Brodie Lee, there was no better place for that title to be on the line in the main event.
Guevara sported the black and purple colours of Lee and The Dark Order as he went up against the so far undefeated in singles competition, Miro. Towards the end of the match, Miro nailed his jumping thrust kick but Sammy Guevara managed to kick out at 2. As Miro let the crowd know it was time for Game Over, Guevara wisely rolled out of the ring.
An incensed Miro then tore the turnbuckle covers of all four ringposts, stopping briefly to clock Fuego Del Sol who had attempted to stop him. This slight distraction allowed Guevara to get back into the ring and connect Miro’s head with the now unprotected turnbuckle.
Sammy Guevara then hit the Tornado DDT in tribute to Fuego before hitting his own GTH and then nailing a 630 from the top rope to bring the Rochester crowd to its feet and capture his first gold in AEW.
Guevara was joined in the ring by his Vlog Crew, Inner Circle and other stars of AEW including Dark Order’s leader Brodie Lee Jr. to celebrate his success.