• “My first 3 months in AEW made me completely forget about my last 3 years in WWE” – Current Champion
Swerve Strickland is currently the AEW World Tag Team Champion along with Keith Lee in All Elite Wrestling.
He was a part of WWE SmackDown stable Hit Row, but the whole stable got released last year (other 3 members were brought back this year). Strickland then signed with Tony Khan’s promotion and made his debut at the Revolution 2022 PPV.
During an interview with Renee Young’s podcast, Swerve talked about his time in AEW and what he has been doing since getting released from WWE.
Below is what he said:
“I took a trip to LA because I couldn’t go in as just me the wrestler, I gotta come in with a whole bunch of assets that I can attribute to any product that I’m gonna go to.
So I just went to LA for two weeks and I met some people in entertainment, met some producers, literally I built a team over there that supported me and my podcast and my music and these other things.
When I got signed, it was like ‘Oh, by the way I don’t wanna get a music entrance song just applied to me, I have music already and this guy that did it, he won two Grammys.’ He’s like ‘Oh okay, let’s use that. Okay, cool.’
So now that set me apart, then it was like well I’m doing this and I’m making appearances, I’m going to the Grammys, I’m going to this and that. Then I’m like, ‘Oh by the way I have Kevin Gates, we can bring him in.’
So like right away, I’m just… my first 3 months in AEW made me completely forget about my last 3 years in WWE. I put all of that focus and energy and that resentment into building something.
Now [I’ve been here] 7 months and I truly believe without a shadow of a doubt that I’m the best acquisition of 2022 in any company. I’ve been consistent, you don’t just see me in a wrestling ring. You see me every which way, if there’s a camera I’m going to be in it.
If there’s an interview, I’m gonna be in front of it. If there’s a song, I’m gonna be rapping on it. If there’s a artist, I’m gonna be here. I want to be everywhere. These appointments turn into bigger successes later on for me.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 21, 1996) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Civic Center in Albany, Georgia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1996’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Jacques Rougeau & Carl Oulette vs. Scott & Steve Armstrong
– Jim Powers vs. Disco Inferno
– Diamond Dallas Page vs. Super Calo
– Kevin Sullivan & Konnan vs. JL & Joe Gomez
– Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera