Swerve Strickland Refutes Criticisms Of His Team With Keith Lee

Swerve Strickland Refutes Criticisms Of His Team With Keith Lee AEW

Swerve Strickland has addressed criticism towards his tag team with Keith Lee and not being a singles star in AEW.

Strickland signed with All Elite Wrestling at the Revolution pay-per-view in March. Since then, he began teaming up with Keith Lee and feuding with Team Taz’s Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks.

Many fans have debated whether this has been the best role for both Swerve and Lee or whether the tandem would be better off as singles stars.

Speaking with The Corner podcast ahead of AEW Double Or Nothing, Swerve Strickland refuted the criticism towards his duo with Keith Lee.

He said:

“We talk about culture, there are so many times where it’s okay for this group of people to do something but when this group of people do the same thing, it’s like, ‘No, it’s an unfathomable idea.’ It wasn’t okay for Kenny Omega and Adam Page to be two singles stars holding the Tag Team Championships, right? When Swerve and Keith do it, ‘No, they need to be singles stars.’ Ya’ll just had probably two of the best tag champs ever in the company, they were singles stars. Why do we move the goalposts for certain people? Are we visualizing us in a different realm? Is it a different criticism for how we go through things? It’s certain things I notice and a fine line we can run. I see it, but I don’t say anything. ‘I’ll let ya’ll talk.'”

Strickland and Lee came up short in their bid to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships at Double Or Nothing in a loss to Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus in a three-way match that also featured Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs.

Swerve Strickland eliminated Keith Lee from the Casino Battle Royale on last night’s AEW Dynamite, teasing a potential breakup of their duo.

Quotes via Fightful

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