Keith Lee finally saw the true colors of Swerve Strickland on AEW Dynamite this week. The big man was attacked by Parker Boudreaux and a mystery man on the show last night. The two men were soon revealed to be part of Swerve’s “Mogul Affiliates” stable.

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Sean Sapp revealed the identity of the mystery man from behind Fightful’s paywall. According to the reporter, the man in question is a former baseball player and he trained at Jay Lethal’s school prior to his AEW Dynamite debut last night.

Fightful has learned all the details on the mystery man that appeared as one of Swerve Strickland’s affiliates on AEW Dynamite. During the segment with Keith Lee, Swerve had Parker Boudreaux and a mystery man with braids and face tattoos attack Lee. Sources have indicated that the man is Granden Goetzman, who has been training for quite some time in preparation for his All Elite Wrestling debut.


The 30 year old Goetzman was actually a second round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. He played professional baseball all the way up until last year when he played in Mexico. Listed at 6-4, Goetzman made it all the way up to AAA in the Rays minor league system before moving on to the St. Lous Cardinals and Houston Astros farm systems until 2019. The outfielder was primarily known for his speed, and didn’t end up in the major leagues.

Sources had indicated that Goetzman has been doing some training at Jay Lethal’s school. Those that we’ve spoken to indicated that this debut was planned out at the very least a couple of weeks in advance. He was also backstage at AEW Dynamite back on October 10. We’ve been told that he’s actually been with AEW for quite some time anticipating his debut.

It remains to be seen how Keith Lee will respond to his former Swerve In Our Glory partner’s betrayal. The big man was destroyed with double stomp to the chest during the show.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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