Shane “Swerve” Strickland has signed with All Elite Wrestling, making his on-screen debut at the Revolution pay-per-view.
Shortly after the Face of the Revolution Ladder match, which saw Wardlow pick up the victory, AEW commentator Tony Schiavone made his way to the entrance ramp. Schiavone had a contract in hand and introduced AEW’s newest signee, Shane “Swerve” Strickland. Swerve would go on to sign the contract to make the AEW acquisition official.
Shane “Swerve” Strickland was previously known in WWE as Isiah “Swerve” Scott, and was part of the Hit Row faction. Strickland captured the North American Championship one time in NXT, before being called up to the main roster shortly after dropping the title to Carmelo Hayes.
Hit Row were seen on SmackDown for only a few weeks, as the group were part of the November 19th 2021 round of WWE releases. The releases of Hit Row were baffling to WWE fans, as the group were called up to the main roster only a few weeks prior and were a popular faction in NXT. Shane Strickland has made multiple independent dates since the 90 day no-compete expired, and has now seemingly found a new home in All Elite Wrestling.
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