Sammy Guevara versus MJF will be a feud to see for years in All Elite Wrestling
Rivalries are what dominate the world of professional sports, from teams to one-on-one competition. Sammy Guevara is 27 years old, and MJF is 24 years old. When we look at the career of both of these wrestlers, it’s not hard to see that their future is bright. If AEW does it right, they can have their top two guys for the next two decades.
Sammy Guevara and MJF are two talented wrestlers that could have a rivalry that can match John Cena and Randy Orton. It can be that never-ending feud of two wrestlers that came into the company at the same time that both want to be world champions.
Let’s just take a look at both wrestler’s paths to AEW, starting with Sammy Guevara. Sammy was trained in Booker T’S Reality of Wrestling school and would make his first significant wrestling appearance in the NWA. Before coming to AEW, Sammy would wrestle in PWG, Lucha Underground, MLW and even would make small appearances in WWE and Impact wrestling.
MJF was trained by Curt Hawkins and Pat Buck at their wrestling school. MJF would wrestle in CZW and have massive success in MLW, becoming their first World Middleweight champion. From the moment MJF debuted in AEW, you could tell that we were watching something special and that it was only a matter of time before he had the whole wrestling world watching him. MJF had already proven that he can be a top guy in the company when he faced Jon Moxley for the AEW heavyweight championship at ALL Out. Even though MJF lost the match, he showed that he could deliver when it came to being in a big match.
MJF and Sammy are both homegrown AEW stars. At some point, AEW is going to have to give their heavyweight title to someone that made a name for themselves in AEW and not in WWE or New Japan. These two stars are the best choice when it comes to which homegrown talent to put the world title on.
Both men have very similar starts because they both would turn on Cody. When it comes to rivalries in professional wrestling, every great wrestler has that one rivalry that pushes them to be a better wrestler. MJF and Sammy Guevara will be AEW’s big rivalry because both wrestlers want to be the best. Having a rival will help set up AEW’s future and help push MJF and Sammy to be better.
The seeds for this feud have already been planted when MJF joined the Inner Circle. If I was booking this storyline, I would have MJF play a sneaky heel that wants to take over the Inner circle but uses Y2J first before he takes over the group.
Sammy Guevara has the potential to be AEW’s top babyface, and every babyface needs heels to work with. I would do a mini-feud between Y2J and Sammy that leads us to MJF and Sammy. I then would have Y2J lose to Sammy, which then leads to MJF questioning if Y2J is good enough to still be the leader of the Inner Circle.
I would love to see MJF and Sammy feud over the TNT championship and have a TheRock/HHH type feud where both stars worked their way to the top but started off in a very intense feud over a belt could help get them a step closer to the world title.
I believe that if done right, this rivalry of two young stars can help define AEW as the company that pushes young stars to the top, kinda like WWE was forced to do when all of its older stars made the switch to WCW. What made WWE, so fun to watch as a kid was that they created and pushed new stars at the top of the card. The fans were treated with new wrestlers and new storylines. Sammy and MJF are both young and can be top stars for AEW for years to come.