Swerve Strickland Shares His Thoughts On Sting’s Retirement, How He Approaches His Character

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AEW star Swerve Strickland recently spoke with 11 Alive on a number of topics including how he approaches his onscreen character.

Strickland said, “It’s all about making a choice … and truly committing. You can’t be, ‘Boom, boom, boom,’ … back and forth [on] what you want to be, who you are, what your motives are.”

On committing to his character:

“It added just so many more layers and depth that people really attached to it and wanted to see more of it. Or wanted to see — next week, how do we explain that? Next week, do we dive in a little more?”

On evolving his character:

“It’s almost like Breaking Bad just ended season three [or] season four. Where do you start now? Where do you follow up? Where [do] these characters go?”

On Sting’s retirement:

“That’s a big, giant heart that’s retired in AEW. It’s almost impossible to fill the shoes that Sting left in the business and in AEW, but now it’s like — okay, now how do we move forward?”

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