Swerve Strickland made his AEW in-ring debut on last week’s (March 11) episode of AEW Rampage, where he defeated Tony Nese in the main event.
WWE Hall of Famer and AEW analyst Mark Henry spoke about the match on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, where he gave his thoughts on not only Swerve, but also Tony Nese.
Henry spoke highly on Nese’s ability, but said he believes he needs to develop more outside the ring. He said:
“I think that Tony Nese is a hell of a talent. I would like to see Tony Nese develop more outside the ring. Tony needs more bells and whistles. He’s a guy that doesn’t jump off the page on the microphone. He seems like a nice guy.”
Henry continued on, explaining that he believes that Nese needs to find an identity, saying:
“I don’t want to just see a nice guy. I want to see an opinionated guy. I want to see a good guy. I want to see a bad guy. I want to see somebody crazy. I want to see somebody sadistic. Who are you going to be? Who is Tony Nese going to be? That’s the question that needs to be asked to Tony Nese is, ‘Who are you besides one of the best wrestlers in the game today?’ How many people look like Tony Nese? Not many. He is spectacular looking to the eye. How many people can just work any match, any style, with anybody, and do it as fluently as Tony Nese? Not many. So what’s the problem? The problem is identity.’”
Nese’s loss to Swerve on Rampage was his first AEW loss of 2022, making him 3-1 in the company. You can keep track of the win/loss records for WWE’s men’s division for 2022 here.
transcription via WrestlingNews.co
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