Swerve Strickland Reveals How Floyd Mayweather’s AEW Presence Came About

Swerve Strickland & Floyd Mayweather split

Swerve Strickland has been trying to get Floyd Mayweather in AEW for years.

At AEW Double or Nothing, Swerve Strickland had put his World Championship on the line against Christian Cage. The match served as the second of three main events on the card and was all-out chaos from start to finish.

As Strickland and Cage went to war in the ring, Prince Nana, Killswitch, Mother Wayne, and Nick Wayne all got involved at various points as the action spilled to the outside

However, when all was said and done it was Strickland who retained the gold before celebrating with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at ringside.

Speaking at the post-Double or Nothing media scrum, Strickland broke down how the legendary boxer came to be in the crowd.

“Floyd has been a friend of ours, my man Flash Garments, he gets a free pass every time he comes to All Elite Wrestling. We’re here to grow and not just take. If we have opportunities and connections, we’re going to bring them here every single time. We want to blow this place up and be the catalyst of it. That’s how Floyd came through.

We’ve actually been talking to Floyd for like two years. His whole family, have him come through every time we’re in Vegas. Finally, he was like, ‘Alright, this is the day. We’re pulling up.’ He pulled up, made it to the match, we pulled out a banger in front of him. He’s like, ‘I’m in.’ We might have Money Team invested in this whole thing,”

Floyd Mayweather Is No Stranger To Pro Wrestling

Although he’d never previously been involved with AEW, Floyd Mayweather has had several brushes with professional wrestling in the past. Mayweather’s most famous dalliance with the squared circle came at WrestleMania 24 where he defeated The Big Show.

The undefeated former World Champion has made a series of WWE cameos since, hosting Raw in 2009.

H/t to Fightful