Since Swerve Strickland signed with AEW at Revolution, he has been linked up with Keith Lee as the two men have battled Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs.
Many fans were wondering why Strickland & Lee were being put in a tag team as opposed to being utilized as singles stars.
Speaking on The Corner podcast ahead of AEW Double or Nothing, Swerve addressed the criticism of being in a team with Lee.
"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,'" he said.
Swerve & Lee challenged Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy for the AEW Tag Team Titles at Double or Nothing in a triple threat match that also featured Starks & Hobbs, but the duo came up short in their effort for gold.
On Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, Swerve eliminated Lee in the Casino Battle Royale and hinted as a potential singles run.
....... dead weight pic.twitter.com/uavclgvlNa— The Realest Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) June 9, 2022
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