UPDATE – Tony Khan has now commented on this situation, find out more at this link.
AEW gave us a surprising finish to last night’s (July 13) episode of AEW Dynamite, when Swerve In Our Glory shocked the world by capturing the AEW Tag Team Championship.
The match, dubbed ‘Triple or Nothing’ saw Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee defeat both Team Taz’s Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs as well as AEW Tag Team Champions the Young Bucks, with Swerve pinning Starks with the Swerve Stomp.
However, fans have since noticed a little bit of controversy regarding the finish of the match which could put the legitimacy of Swerve and Lee’s big win into question.
The match was structured as one where only two wrestlers would be legal at any given time, with tags being made to either your team or the team with no legal member.
As seen in the clip below, Swerve and Matt Jackson were the legal competitors, as Swerve attempted to pin Jackson (at the 7:28 mark in the below video).
Following Hobbs’ impressive spinebuster spot, Matt Jackson rolled back into the ring as a tag needed to be made (7:59), and Hobbs dragged him to the corner to tag in Starks.
However, instead of tagging in Starks with Matt’s hand, Hobbs used his own hand to tag in Starks, which was not a legal tag as Hobbs was not the legal competitor in the match.
No other tags were made and Swerve pinned Starks to win the titles, all while Matt Jackson was still the legal competitor.
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