Swerve Strickland Compares Prince Nana To André 3000, Says There Is No Other Manager Like Him

Swerve Strickland has nothing but great things to say about Prince Nana.

The Mogul Embassy leader sat down with Grapsody (full interview above) to discuss a number of topics, including the faction's charismatic manager, Nana, who has taken the wrestling world by storm with his patented dance, 'The Nana.'

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According to Swerve, Nana is unlike any other manager in wrestling, comparing him to André 3000 in OutKast.

"It's so unique, and honestly, it's like, there's no manager out there like him, right? That's all I care about. That's all that matters that we're not biting off something else that somebody else is doing across the channel, overseas, it doesn't matter. It's very unique to us. Some people are like, 'Oh, Nana's overshadowing you.' No, he's not. Even if he is, I don't care. He's not wrestling. I'm wrestling. I'm supposed to give a different feel than he is. He's supposed to give a different feel than I do. That's the beauty of the partnership. He's adding those little bits of, 'Oh, did you see that? Oh my God. There is so much to look at.' He's not stealing shine. I tell him, 'Go out there. Do you, bro. I'm not going to laugh.' Half the time I don't see what the hell he did. I just be walking and I'm in my zone, in my zen. Because that's the dichotomy of us. He can be joyous, and bouncy, and jumpy, and animated when I have to be low, and brooding, and straight-laced, and focused in killer mode. I have my moments where I smile and stuff like that but most of the time, it's Nana with the energy. It's almost like, is Andre 3000 too bright and vibrant for Big Boy and OutKast? No, he's supposed to be wearing these outlandish outfits. 'But, man, I don't know, you don't have to match the group of OutKast.' No, he's fine," Swerve said.

Strickland would continue on, commenting on past criticisms levied against himself and the group, arguing that nobody knows what anybody needs and that it's best to let stuff play out and see what happens.

"It's funny because when it didn't blow up we were getting all the criticisms like, 'Oh, Swerve doesn't need him. He doesn't need this group. He doesn't need this. He doesn't need that.' I'm like, 'Y'all don't know what I need. I don't know what I need. Let's just see how it works. Nobody knows what anybody needs. No one can predict what's going to blow up. So you just stick with your thing and you just do you until it takes enough time and then people gravitate toward it. Then, you're seen in a different light. Me being put in a coffin with one of the best things that could happen to me because. Then people would criticize that like, 'Oh, Swerve's being put in a coffin. I don't know how I feel about that.' Alright, you don't know what's coming out of that coffin. That was a story in itself," he said.

Nana was recently a guest on Talk Is Jericho, where he gave the origin of his viral dance. Click here to learn more.

Swerve recently reflected on his time teaming with Keith Lee. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

He also spoke about some frustrating times he endured in NXT. Click here to learn more.

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