If former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos decides that pro wrestling is his next career calling, it just might work out.

It’s been an interesting three months with the Dan Lambert and American Top Team storyline on AEW television, with killer promo after killer promo and great segment after great segment. All of it led to the first member of ATT partaking in an actual match Friday on “AEW Rampage,” with Dos Santos stepping up for a six-man tag match with partners Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky against Chris Jericho, Jake Hager and Sammy Guevara.

And you know what? Dos Santos held his own nicely on the big stage!

The high spot for JDS was taking a bump from Hager, who slammed him through the announcers table outside of the ring. For it to look as good as it did, JDS had to sell it properly – and he did.

Check this out (via Twitter):

The war between the #InnerCircle and @AmericanTopTeam is far from over. See what happened when @IAmJericho, @sammyguevara, & @RealJakeHager battled @ScorpioSky, @OfficialEGO, & @junior_cigano w/ @GamebredFighter on #AEWRampage

https://t.co/poK9IX6Vou pic.twitter.com/Ff7YYGCbnN

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 16, 2021

All in all, this was some pretty solid in-ring work from JDS for it being his first time in a match. Dos Santos doesn’t have any sort of long-term contract in place with AEW, but he told MMA Junkie’s Danny Segura this week that he’s not ruling out pro wrestling as the next chapter of his career.

Count us in.

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