Anthony Bowens is best known as one-half of The Acclaimed alongside Max Caster, but before coming to AEW and teaming with Caster, he primarily worked singles matches.
Bowens got a chance to show off his skills in one-on-one competition again throughout the month of August as Caster was off shows due to a controversial rap that originally aired, and was then pulled, from the August 3 episode of AEW Dark.
Speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom's Basement, Bowens discussed working as a singles competitor compared to being in a tag team.
"I was a singles wrestler on the Independents for eight years pre-AEW and pre-The Acclaimed. I was in a tag (team) maybe the first two years with AC Gamble, The Untouchables, we did a tag team thing for a little bit and I didn't particularly understand tag team wrestling back then, I kind of just did it. When I got to AEW and got paired with Caster, all of sudden we're in the best tag division in the world, I had to re-learn everything and fast. It was a challenge and a bit stressful as much as it was fun. I've had a recent singles run and it was fun. It was good to show everyone...in a tag, something you get limited because you're sharing time with someone else and there is four people instead of two. I got to show AEW that I can go as a singles guy with some of the top people. Honestly, as long as I'm on the show, I don't mind either one," he said.
Bowens took on PAC, Dante Martin, Brian Cage, and Griff Garrison during his singles run. Caster returned to help Bowens defeat Garrison on the September 6 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation.
The duo reunited on the September 7 episode of AEW Dark.
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