Swerve Strickland was a guest on the Battleground podcast. One of the topics was a potential match between him and Keith Lee. Strickland emphasized that he is ready for such a challenge! “I’m still looking for Keith Lee.
Where’s he been? I’ll settle any score, anywhere. It don’t matter to me. It’s almost like those fighters in boxing fights like, ‘Just make the fight. Just make the fight.’ I’m not the booker.
I’m not the guy controlling the money on this whole thing. Set the fight, and I’ll be there”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com!
Swerve Strickland and MJF
As AEW Champion, he brings the following strengths that MJF does not:
“That’s already a tough sell as it is.
I can’t bring anything more than MJF because MJF is doing top tier work, but what I can do is bring something different. I can bring something unique that MJF can’t bring. It’s not necessarily more, but it’s unique in a different lane.
You know what I mean? What I have been doing like, as far as the outside media has already been untapped in any part of pro wrestling. There’s never been any pro wrestler inside XXL magazine as an artist himself. I am one of the few wrestlers that’s red-carpeted the Grammys.
I’m one of the few wrestlers that has actually worked with Grammy winning artists and producers and stuff, you know, like bringing Rick Ross, like doing all these other things. This past weekend, I was at REVOLT WORLD with Diddy.
Then a couple days later, being in the office with Coach Prime in Colorado. That’s a lot of things I’m doing without a title. Imagine if you give me more power. Imagine if you give me more of a trophy, much more I can really reign it.
This is already with limited sources. Now give me the Apple of Eden. How can I walk through this world with that? That’s what the AEW World Championship means to me as African American male. That’s also very scary for a lot of people too.
There’s a lot of fear in that because there hasn’t been one yet. Being the first, there’s a lot more judgment, there’s a lot more fear, there’s a lot more waiting for you to fail, as well. I feel like that’s what I bring, the uniqueness to holding that championship, because I know I won’t fail”.