Swerve Strickland has a very specific goal for his time in AEW.
Speaking in a recent interview with DAZN ahead of his TNT Championship contender’s match with Bryan Danielson on October 10th, Strickland revealed his goal of becoming the first Black world champion in AEW. The star made it clear that he wants to be next in line for the championship currently held by MJF.
“I think that’s a story, that’s a possibility, that’s being talked about now amongst peers. It’s a seed that I planted that I wanted to just organically grow. The story wasn’t about AEW’s never had a Black world champion, its like, I want to win it. I want to be the first and I don’t want to accept anything less. I want to be the first, which means I want to be next up, especially with the momentum I have. I want to use all of that to get to the top.
“TNT Title is amazing, if I can acquire the TNT Title and use that as momentum, maybe even hold both. Christian is on a real high right now, and if I take that from him, people are gonna explode and really believe [in me] now. Our AEW World Champion is already holding two belts, I want to hold two belts too. The possibilities are there now.”
Swerve Strickland Lost To Bryan Danielson On AEW Dynamite
Unfortunately for Swerve Strickland, Bryan Danielson emerged victorious in their number one contender’s bout at Title Tuesday on October 10th. While Prince Nana attempted to interfere on the outside, Danielson was able to pick up a pinfall victory following a running knee.
Danielson is set to face Christian Cage for the TNT Championship on the October 14th episode of Collision.