Swerve Strickland Discusses Having Creative Freedom In AEW

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AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland recently appeared on Drinks With Johnny, where he talked about a number of topics including his “Big Pressure” entrance theme song.

Strickland said, “The craziest thing about AEW is that they never touched it. They were like ‘Nope, this is Swerve’s. He made this, he brought this to us. We’re just putting it out there.’”

On the song he had for Hit Row:

“At least it’s mine; the Hit Row song was not. We got a payoff, and then they changed the beat when we got to ‘Smackdown’ … at least with AEW they were like ‘Nope, this is yours.’”

On wrestlers having creative freedom in AEW:

“I’d rather you let me fend for myself and create my own way than wait my turn for eight, 10 years that may never come until they pluck you like a toy into a machine.”

You can check out Strickland’s comments in the video below.