Success or Failure: How Will Junior dos Santos Fare in AEW?

Published 10/07/2021, 9:58 AM EDT


Former UFC Heavy Weight Champion, Junior Dos Santos has made serious headways in professional wrestling. After concluding his illustrious career inside the octagon, JDS is now trying his hands in professional wrestling.

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Dos Santos is not the first fighter to make the switch from MMA to pro-wrestling. Several others, like Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, and Cain Velasquez, have made the switch in the past.

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American Top Team’s head coach Dan Lambert has already made his grand statement in the organization. His weekly promo and heel character has attracted immense heat from the community and last’s week attack has only escalated things to a whole another level.

Junior Dos Santos Unleashed a devastating attack on the TNT Champion

The reigning TNT champion, Sammy Guevara, found himself in the crosshair of the entire ATT roster. With Paige VanZant, JDS, and Men of the Year unleashing yet another brutal attack. A couple of weeks ago, team ATT came together to lay waste to the inner circle with Jorge Masvidal delivering a devastating knee to knockout Chris Jericho.

Tonight’s Dynamite has further escalated the rivalry with Chris and Jake Hager running out to rescue their Inner Circle teammate. Sammy took a massive beating from JDS, and it could bring him into the storyline for the TNT title. JDS indeed has a bright future ahead of him with his established persona of the bad guy.

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If used correctly, AEW can create another massive superstar in the Brazilian. JDS excelled as a boxer and was regarded as one of the elite fighters of the division. With the current storyline progressing towards a clash between ATT and Inner Circle, fans can expect to see JDS going head to head against Jake Hager.

Jake already has a strong pedigree as an unbeaten mixed martial artist. It would make for a perfect storyline for the two, as a former world champion in JDS budding heads with pro wrestling superstar Jake Hager.

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Dan Lambert also hinted at the return of Jorge Masvidal in the latest show, which could result in a solid match-up with the Demo God, Chris Jericho.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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