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Swerve Strickland Aims To Capture The AEW World Title From MJF

We at Real Rasslin have come to learn.

On the recent edition of the “ROAR Around the Ring” podcast, Swerve Strickland discussed his goal of dethroning AEW World Champion MJF.

However, for Swerve Strickland’s dream to come true, MJF must retain the AEW World Title against Samoa Joe at tonight’s Worlds End 2023 pay-per-view event.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On whether Swerve Strickland is specifically eyeing MJF or it’s more about the belt: “It’d be very interesting to go up against MJF. He’s making history right now, the youngest champion, the longest-reigning champion who’s had an incredible year in the industry. There’s a lot more history with MJF than a lot of guys that I have on the roster. That’s someone I used to travel on the road with back in the day, literally spent hours driving throughout the night with. He used to be kind of like a young boy to me at the time. But now to see where he’s at in the industry, it’s something that I knew would happen with him eventually if he stuck to it, and of course, he’s blowing everything out of the water with what he’s doing. So that is someone specifically I would love to take the championship off of because a lot of people are like, ‘Who’s next? Who’s the next in line?’ If I’m the one that’s next in line to go after him while he has that championship, I want to definitely be the one to take that off him because there’s a lot of personal animosity.”

On Swerve Strickland’s faceoff with MJF on last week’s episode of Dynamite and if MJF is ducking him: “As you saw on AEW Dynamite, that was our first interaction after almost a year and a half, almost two years after me being in the company. There’s a reason for that. I feel like he was ducking me and dodging me. He’s been writing lists and all that stuff for a while. I’m like, well, you left my name off that list for a reason. I’m kind of someone he knows not to cross, and that’s why I think that’d be a great opportunity for me to take the championship off of him specifically.”

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