Sammy Guevara’s Wife: From Rio Favela To Professional Wrestler

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Taynara Melo, who is famously known as Tay Conti, is one of the most renowned female wrestlers in AEW (All Elite Wrestling). 

She has been associated with AEW since 2020, where she met her now-husband, Sammy Guevara. The couple started dating in January 2022 and made their engagement official in June 2022 through social media

A few months later, on August 8, 2022, they tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony held at the Luxmore Estate in Winter Springs, just north of Orlando.

The wedding ceremony was grand, attended by numerous well-known wrestlers, including Tay’s bridesmaid, WWE Superstar Nikki A.S.H. Sammy. 

Tay looked stunning, with the groom dressed in a light grey suit and the bride in a gorgeous white gown.

The wedding was a beautiful celebration of their love and partnership, and they were beaming in front of their guests.

Before proposing to Tay, Sammy had planned a grand gesture for her. He got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage while they were atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 

The proposal was a beautiful moment that the couple cherished forever.

Although Sammy and Tay have largely kept their relationship out of the public eye, they occasionally share glimpses of their life together on social media

Tay is quite active on Instagram, where she has more than 630,000 followers, and she frequently shares gorgeous photos of herself.

On the other hand, Sammy is two years older than Tay and hails from Houston, Texas. 

He has been a part of AEW since 2019 and has fought with wrestlers like Matt Hardy.

Together, Sammy and Tay are known as a tag team partner for life, and their fans can’t wait to see what the future holds for the lovely couple.

About Taynara Melo 

Taynara Melo is a well-known Brazilian professional wrestler and judoka, born on June 9, 1995.

She grew up in one of Rio’s notoriously impoverished and criminally chaotic favelas with her brother, two sisters, and an adoptive sister. 

Despite the challenging circumstances, Melo pursued her passion for martial arts and became a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a black belt in judo.

Before joining WWE, Melo briefly attended law school in Brazil and participated in Olympic trials for the Brazilian Olympic squad in 2016.

She began her athletic career in artistic gymnastics at CR Vasco da Gama but soon switched to martial arts.

Initially fighting for the “Brasil vale ouro” (Brazil is worth gold) project, Melo later joined “Instituto Reaço,” founded by judoka Flávio Canto. 

Melo’s talent and hard work led her to win four state championships and become a four-time regional winner, and she also finished as a runner-up four times in Brazil. 

She joined the Brazilian team and competed in Portugal and Germany on the European circuit, cementing her reputation as a talented and formidable athlete.

Melo is currently signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where she competes under the ring name Tay Melo. She is also a member of the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Melo also competes in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), AEW’s Mexican partner promotion, where she once shared the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship with her husband, Sammy Guevara.

Before signing with AEW, Melo performed with WWE from 2017 until 2020 under the name Taynara Conti, representing the NXT brand.

Melo was previously married to fellow judoka Jorge Conti in 2017. However, in November 2021, she revealed that they were no longer together and had lived apart for a long time.

Since January 2022, Melo has been in a relationship with fellow professional wrestler Sammy Guevara. 

The couple got engaged in June 2022 in Paris and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Orlando on August 7, 2022, surrounded by their friends and family

Their love story is a testament to the power of dedication, hard work, and true love.

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