Swerve Strickland Suffers Shocking AEW Betrayal

Swerve Strickland

Swerve Strickland stands at the apex of wrestling’s mountain as AEW World Champion but he’s finding out just how lonely it is at the top.

Swerve Strickland will put his AEW World Title on the line against Christian Cage at Double Or Nothing after The Young Bucks named Cage as the number one contender. Cage and his Patriarchy wasted no time in getting under the skin of Strickland on the May 1st edition of Dynamite as they laid out the champion and his manager Prince Nana.

On Dynamite in Edmonton, Swerve Strickland came to the ring alone and in a foul mood. The AEW World Champion called out Christian Cage and Cage was quick to appear flanked by The Patriarchy as he vowed to continue to take everything from Strickland after Killswitch took one of the champion’s dreadlocks from his head the prior week.

Swerve Strickland A Mogul Without An Embassy

As the group advanced to the ring, Swerve Strickland informed them that he didn’t come alone as Brian Cage and The Gates of Agony of the Mogul Embassy backed up their leader. However, as Strickland continued his confrontation with Cage, he was attacked from behind by his own group.

The Mogul Embassy delivered a triple powerbomb before slamming Strickland through the announce table. As Christian Cage retreated, he was greeted by The Young Bucks who seemed to have masterminded the whole devious plan after Strickland had previously called their heinous attack on Tony Khan a “bitch move.”