We here at Pro Wrestling Post are counting down the days to AEW’s Double Or Nothing by giving you readers a #WhatToExpect on every match on the card. Yesterday Sonal spoke about the women’s three-way match between Dr. Britt Baker vs Kylie Rae vs Nyla Rose and today I’m giving you two of the best young Lucha/Cruiserweights in the world today. They are Kip Sabian and Sammy Guevara.
With a very big and talented roster, it was always inevitable that there would be too many matches for the main card. Enter The Buy-In which serves as the pre-show to the Double Or Nothing PPV. And what better way to show the world what to expect of All Elite Wrestling than by putting two of the youngest and brightest stars on their roster in the FIRST match of the company’s history. These two men are super talented, young and have every opportunity to carry the promotion on their back in the years to come.
Sammy, 25, has been a pro wrestler for over six years. He trained under Booker T at his Reality Of Wrestling school in Houston, Texas. His second ever match was his debut for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Not a bad start to your wrestling career! Over the course of those six years, Guevara has worked for WrestleCircus, AAW, DDT Pro, Inspire Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, and Lucha Libre AAA.
He’s picked up championships in AAA, WrestleCircus and Inspire to name but a few. His wrestling style is definitely based on the lucha/cruiserweight companies he’s worked for, but with an edge. He has the smarmy, cocky heel persona nailed on and could easily team up with MJF seamlessly in the future.
Sammy has a YouTube channel where he has been promoting himself for a few years now with highlights of matches and promos. The future is looking very bright for the Houston native.
A nine-year veteran and still only 27, Kip has exploded onto the world scene in the last few years. Working for PROGRESS Wrestling and Ring Of Honor to name but a few, Kip’s name is well known to fans across the globe.
Born and raised in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, Kip Sabian was trained under the watchful eye of The Knight family. You may recall that name from the recent film Fighting With My Family, as Ricky Knight is the father of WWE’s Paige. Sabian worked mainly for the Knight’s promotion, World Association Of Wrestling (WAW) for the formative years of his career.
While in WAW, Kip picked up numerous titles including the Tag Team Championships, Under 23 Championship and the Open Light Heavyweight Championship. But he didn’t stop there. He’s a World Of Sport Tag Team Champion, and an IPW: UK Z Force and World Champion too. Quite a list of achievements I’m sure you’ll agree.
Much like Sammy he too wrestles with a lucha/cruiserweight style, but with a bit of a British strong style (ignore the pun) edge. Kip can play the cocky heel too but recently has been showing a more face side to his personality.
With just a few short days until they meet, anticipation is at an all-time high. Not just for the event but also this match. The first ever match under the All Elite Wrestling banner. Can the two show the world what to expect from the upstart promotion? You can bet you’re ass they will! They will thrive on the pressure and put on a great match to really kick start the show.
And mark my words, both of these men have a huge upside. They will be major players in the wrestling world in the coming years….