Swerve Strickland’s rise to prominence in AEW has been nothing short of impressive, showcasing both his remarkable in-ring abilities and captivating charisma. As the current AEW World Champion, he stands ready to embark on numerous potential feuds in the future. However, it seems one prominent name has been ruled out as his next opponent.

Following his successful title defense against Claudio Castagnoli on AEW Collision, speculation has been rife about who Swerve Strickland might face next, particularly at Double or Nothing and beyond.

During a discussion on Fightful Select’s Q&A podcast, Sean Ross Sapp indicated that MJF is not currently in the cards as Strickland’s next challenger. Despite efforts to uncover potential matchups, the details remain elusive, leaving fans to wonder about the direction AEW will take.

“I tried to find out but I haven’t heard any. I don’t know if its a ‘close to the vest thing’ but I was told it wasn’t MJF.”


With MJF’s in-ring return timeline also reported amidst his recovery from injury, the landscape for potential opponents for Strickland remains open. As anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the unveiling of Swerve Strickland’s next adversary, both for Double or Nothing and beyond.

Who would you like to see Swerve Strickland face in the coming weeks? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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