AEW is constantly changing in many different directions as the company is currently focusing on hiring more talent for the betterment of their future. This includes hiring one of Swerve Strickland’s Faction members.

Swerve Strickland attacked Keith Lee with the assistance of Parker Boudreaux and an unknown tattooed man last year, as he turned heel and formed his own stable. Now it seems the name of the tattooed man has been made official.

On the February 1st episode of Dynamite, the Mogul Affiliates group appeared in a vignette. Strickland talked about his plans to beat Brian Pillman Jr. on Friday’s Rampage. He then introduced “Trench,” which was the name of the previously unnamed tattooed man.

AEW has updated its roster page to officially recognize Trench as the wrestler’s official name in the company. According to Fightful, Trench, whose real name is Granden Goetzman, is a former professional baseball player. He was selected as a second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.


The Mogul Affiliates is currently engaged in a feud with Brian Pillman Jr and Dustin Rhodes after what transpired on AEW Rampage last week. We’ll have to wait and see how the Faction will be booked in the coming weeks.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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