AEW Star Left With “Big Chip On My Shoulder” After WWE Release

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One AEW star has spoken honestly about being fired from WWE.

On November 18th, 2021, the Hit Row trio of Ashante Adonis, Top Dolla, and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott were released from their WWE contracts as the company continued slashing the roster. The group’s fourth member, B-Fab, had already been released two weeks earlier but things changed again in 2022.

After Vince McMahon’s brief retirement, Triple H brought back several stars that were previously cut with Adonis, Dolla, and B-Fab all returning. Scott, on the other hand, had already found a new home in AEW where he is known as Swerve Strickland.

Speaking to Uproxx Sport, Swerve Strickland explained how his firing from WWE left him with the motivation to show his former employers what a mistake that was:

“That left a big chip on my shoulder to prove it was one of the biggest mistakes you could have made. And now, winning the tag titles with Keith Lee and doing a co-main event in pay-per-views with said tag titles, doing all these big arenas and being featured in a lot of different, very unique ways and being able to do the music crossover and show them that was one of the biggest mistakes you made, but you can’t have it back now.

“You can’t make up for that now and I’m creating something that’s even bigger than what you expected of me over there. I’m really blessed in that department. I want to not just give back to them, but I want to showcase, I want to exceed the expectations of me here at AEW as well.”

Swerve Strickland set for AEW All In

Swerve Strickland will have the opportunity to make his mark on AEW’s biggest show when the company takes over Wembley Stadium for All In on August 27th.

Strickland will team with the newest member of his Mogul Embassy, AR Fox, in a tag team coffin match against the undefeated duo of Darby Allin and Sting.