Swerve Strickland had a long road to climb the top of the mountain by winning the AEW World Championship. However, he found out that the dynamics were completely different for a champion at the sight of a veteran star’s return.

The AEW World Champion flanked by Prince Nana opened tonight’s AEW Dynamite and did not mince his words about EVPs The Young Bucks taking over the control from injured AEW President Tony Khan.

The Bucks then appeared on the screen not pleased with their champion’s words. Alongside imposing a fine on him, they sent out his first opponent for the AEW World title at Double or Nothing; none other than the returning Christian Cage.

Alongside his entire Patriarchy, Cage confronted Swerve inside the ring. As tensions rose, The Patriarch took the first shot at Swerve Strickland knocking him down to the mat. Strickland tried to fight back, but only to have the numbers game of Nick Wayne, Killswitch and Christian Cage overcome him.


Following that, Cage verbally berated the fallen champion, reflecting on their past as a team, issues with Nick Wayne, and more before vowing to make him a footnote in AEW and take his title. The segment concluded with Killswitch ripping off one of Swerve’s braids in a savage act, putting his reign in huge jeopardy at Double or Nothing.

What are your thoughts on Christian Cage being Swerve Strickland’s first opponent for the AEW World Title at Double or Nothing? Sound off in the comments!

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