Swerve Strickland Says AEW Fans Are Begging For Him To Be World Champion

Shane “Swerve” Strickland is riding a wave of momentum right now in AEW.

After defeating “Hangman” Adam Page in one of the most violent Texas Death Matches of all-time at AEW Full Gear 2023 this past weekend, The Mogul Embassy followed things up by winning in his opening round AEW Continental Classic Tournament match.

Following the victory, Strickland spoke in an AEW digital exclusive about the roar of his supporters being louder than ever and how fans are begging for him to become the face of the company and the AEW World Champion.

Featured below is what Swerve had to say in the video:

You hear that. That’s the echo chamber. It’s getting louder every time I step out in that ring, when I first started hearing it, it was just a little whisper. It was small and it was the night I came out following the weekend of All Out to face Hangman Page, I showed everybody who I really was. I let out a scream throughout the wrestling community. Fast forward. WrestleDream. I get the biggest win in my career in AEW over a former AEW World Champion. Hangman Page. Someone who has so many five star matches. He’s starting to lose count.

Follow that up we’ll go back to Full Gear, November 18th. I choke him out. He doesn’t get up for ten seconds. I went up against the former AEW World Heavyweight Champion and Swerve hung the Hangman. It’s getting louder now tonight. Night one. I’m the first match in the Continental Classic. Go figure Hangman doesn’t show up, but I’m here at work. I’m here because I wanted more than Hangman, which proved my point all along. Jay Lethal is just one of the best competitors in the world and I took him down. Night one following the Texas Death Match, one of the most dangerous matches ever witnessed in AEW history. Now it’s as loud as ever. You need ear muffs to drown out the sound of the people understanding and finally seeing Swerve Strickland, The Mogul. Now they want to see Swerve Strickland, the champion. Whose house? Swerve’s House.

Check it out below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.