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Since Dynamite started in the fall of 2019, I've said that AEW needed to spend time developing the roster explaining to the fans who these new stars are and why they matter. Over the last year we've seen the ascension of names like MJF and Darby Allin, but one name that has lagged behind was Sammy Guervara. One of the founding members of the Inner Circle Sammy seemed to be destined for success as a future star, but has character development lacked severely. Sammy needed to be allowed to stand out instead of just being the one guy without something to do in the stable. Jericho was the leader, Santana & Ortiz were the tag team and Jake Hager was the tough bodyguard. Leaving the "Spanish God" out in the cold and other than a lackluster feud with Matt Hardy, he hasn't done much worth noting.
His character really started moving forward when MJF showed interest in joining the Inner Circle and from the start Sammy showed he had reservations. This past week on Dynamite he took a step forward standing up against the Inner Circle and taking a stand to trust his gut. Continuing down the road allows Sammy to be saved if and when MJF turns on the Inner Circle and will make Sammy more credible as he didn't trust him from the start. Normally this could go one of two ways Inner Circle turning or MJF, but knowing MJF that will never happen so either Sammy stands on his own or the stable follow his lead.
Guevara is a talented youngster with a lot of potential, but needed to give fans more of a reason to pay attention to him. A lot is going in AEW right now with the Bullet Club, Kenny, and Jon Moxley to say another layered story makes Dynamite all the more interesting. To see where Sammy goes from will make Dynamite more hard to miss on a week to week basis. AEW is setting the bar higher and higher in 2021 and we just got going.