Corey Graves’ brother Sam Adonis amassed enormous popularity throughout his career, but it wasn’t always positive attention. Occasionally, his fans might do him a great deal of harm. Recently, Sam Adonis addressed the “irreversible damage” caused by the Donald Trump sympathizer gimmick.

Sam Adonis feels that his Donald Trump supporter gimmick, which he first used almost six years ago, is still with him. Despite Adonis’ insistence that he was only attempting to “do whatever it takes to push your buttons,” the persona was tarnished by controversy. Adonis stated to Wrestling Inc that he feels the stunt has hurt his career.

“Oh, I believe that character has done irreversible damage to my career. I thought that I would be able to … I’m definitely grateful for all the press and the attention that doing that character has got me. I would say in 2017, there wasn’t very many individual wrestlers that have had more worldwide press than I did. I was in GQ Magazine, Vice, Reuters, Newsweek, Bloomberg, everywhere. They were talking about me, and I was under the assumption that I could paint the picture that, ‘Hey guys, it’s wrestling. I’m the same as the Iron Sheik.'”

On October 30th, Adonis, who recently committed to MLW, will make his Fightland debut. Adonis is eager to put his previous persona behind him.


“I think in the end, it kind of hurt me at the end of the day. There was never a Trump gimmick. I’ve been Sam Adonis who’s just the brash, ridiculous, over the top, Ric Flair plus Roddy Piper, a little bit of craziness sprinkled in there and the Trump flag was just a prop to get people wound up, and I think being known for that has done a lot of damage to me, and right now I’m very excited to get that point of my career behind me completely.”

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a student at Calcutta University, pursuing a law degree. She is an enthusiastic and determined young woman, with a passion for writing about current events and news. Muskan began writing for Ringside News in December 2021, bringing her unique perspective and insights to the world of professional wrestling. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and immersing herself in different cultures.

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