AEW Forbidden Door was busy night for pro wrestling fans. Although Mercedes Mone didn’t get her big entrance, the night ended with Swerve’s House fully intact. The main event saw Swerve Strickland defeat Will Ospreay to retain the AEW World Title. Many fans expected Ospreay to win, but he volunteered to lose to help elevate Swerve. This decision has sparked debate in the wrestling community.

Forbes’ Alfred Konuwa posted video on Twitter, stating that Will Ospreay lost to Swerve Strickland at AEW Forbidden Door, and he doesn’t care if Ospreay agreed to lose. The reality is that Strickland is the reigning AEW World Champion, having achieved one of the biggest wins of his career.

Konuwa also questioned who leaked the story about Ospreay agreeing to lose voluntarily. He argued that if Ospreay were a “class act,” the story would have remained backstage, drawing significant attention.

“Swerve beat Ospreay at Forbidden Door and disappeared off TV long enough for a narrative to develop that Ospreay was doing Swerve a favor by volunteering to lose. What a hero. I wonder how that story got out? If Ospreay really was a class act, the story would have stayed backstage.”


Konnan responded to this tweet, simply saying, “biggest marks are in the dressing room,” indicating his view on the situation.

Though Konnan’s tweet was brief, it suggested what might be happening backstage in AEW. This situation is intriguing, and it will be interesting to see if Tony Khan addresses this on AEW television, as the company has responded to social media opinions before.

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What’s your take on Will Ospreay losing to Swerve Strickland at Forbidden Door? Do you think Swerve will hold the title into 2025? Let us know in the comments section!

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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