Sam Adonis is one of the highest quality wrestlers on the independent scene today. He has the total package of size, looks, and gab. He’s well known Internationally because of working with some of the legends of wrestling. However, he is still relatively under the radar in the States. So, let me tell you why Sam Adonis is your next favorite wrestler.
Adonis is a true heel
There’s a basic formula in wrestling that works because of its simplicity. A heel draws the ire of the crowd and people pay to see him get beat up. Sam Adonis cherishes his role in that formula. This is a rare trait among modern heels because everyone is worried about merchandise sales. Adonis’s commitment to being a hated jerk is certainly admirable but has run him into a spot of bother more than a few times. However, I predict that people will eventually notice his commitment to his craft. Sometimes that’s how the hottest babyfaces are made.
He blends the old with the new
As previously stated, Sam Adonis prefers old school moves and storytelling techniques. He’s a throwback wrestler. However, it seems like he’s willing to mix in some flips and bend kayfabe outside the ring. He often likes to differentiate himself from his character. This lets him push the limits of being a jerk in the ring but also lets him be gracious to fans outside of the ring. This idea of respecting wrestlers similarly to actors is great because it can allow fans to escape more into the story, while not being negative in the real world. The dichotomy also allows fans more access to the sport that they love.
Adonis has got guts
Adonis must be a brave guy because he is willing to put his safety and sometimes career in jeopardy to entertain. The gimmick he is best known for is playing a Trump supporter in Mexico’s CMLL. The controversial character easily could have put him in danger but Mexican fans took to it. The story of the Pro-Trump Luchador was picked up by all the major news outlets. The massive attention made it clear that Sam Adonis isn’t afraid to put his body or reputation on the line to entertain.
Adonis comes from a wrestling family
Adonis comes from a wrestling family. His father was a promoter, so he grew up with the business. Therefore, he has the love and respect for wrestling that comes with being in a wrestling family. Adonis’s love for wrestling is palpable and very relatable to all fans. Adonis’s brother is WWE color commentator Corey Graves. A fact that I believe is a money-making storyline waiting to happen. Also, rumor has it that Adonis is dating the very talented Ray Lyn.
Adonis is tough
It should be no surprise that Adonis is tough because he comes from a hard-working Pittsburgh. He’s even become an actual working stiff in this pandemic, like you and I. Adonis has suffered many setbacks in his career, including being released from his WWE developmental contract. However, the experience he has gained from setbacks, missteps, and the trials of the road have made him a more prepared wrestler. Hence, his hardworking journey reminds me of many top guys today. Most importantly, Sam Adonis is your next favorite wrestler because of the quality professional he has turned himself into.