Swerve Strickland Makes History At AEW Dynasty

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Swerve Strickland has been making moves in AEW since debuting for the company in March 2022 and now he’s made it to the very top at Dynasty.

Strickland soon formed an alliance with Keith Lee when he joined AEW and Swerve In Our Glory very quickly found success, winning the AEW Tag Team Championship. But that partnership turned sour with Strickland turning his back on Lee and going on to form his own Mogul Affiliates group before that merged with Prince Nana’s Embassy thus becoming the Mogul Embassy.

At All In, Strickland teamed with Christian Cage in a wild Coffin Match against Sting and Darby Allin which Strickland lost when he was placed in the coffin but following that bout, Swerve found his stride and popularity in a blood feud with Hangman Adam Page.

At Full Gear 2023, the two men engaged in a brutal Texas Death Match best remembered for Page willingly drinking Strickland’s blood as it oozed from his head. At Revolution 2024, both Strickland and Page had the chance to win the AEW World Title from Samoa Joe but when Joe put Page away with the Coquina Clutch, the champion retained.

Swerve Strickland Becomes The Man In AEW

Strickland earned his one-on-one rematch by beating Konosuke Takeshita and at Dynasty, AEW truly became Swerve’s House. The match was a back-and-forth affair in St. Louis with both men kicking out of each other’s signature moves. However, a Swerve Stomp proved the difference as Swerve Strickland became only the eighth man to become AEW World Champion. Strickland is also the first African-American man to hold AEW’s biggest prize in the company’s 5-year existence.