Swerve Strickland: Hangman Page And I Are Bound Together, I'll Carry Those Scars Forever

Swerve Strickland comments on defeating Jay White in his second match in the AEW Continental Classic Tournament.

Swerve Strickland and Jay White had a highly competitive match in the main event of the November 29 episode of AEW Dynamite. Ultimately, Strickland picked up the victory, gaining three more points in the Gold League of the tournament where he is currently tied with Jon Moxley for number one.

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After his match with White, Strickland commented in his digital exclusive about his victory, the growth of his confidence, and knowing that he will forever be bonded to Hangman Page following their Texas Death Match at AEW Ful Gear.

"What's really going through my head? My head is up. I held my head high. Six points up, as a matter of fact," he began. "Jay White, a man I have not faced since I got off my 90 days of being unemployed. He was my first match in New Japan STRONG. You know what happened that night? He beat me. We went 20 minutes, hard, heavy. I was out of shape. I didn't have my bearings. He got the fair when that night. Tonight, different story. I've got 2 years of experience here in AEW over you, Jay White. That makes me the veteran. That makes me the experienced one. You were the one that was outmatched tonight. You think I didn't see that low blow bull crap coming? I saw what you did last week to RUSH. I'm studying tape. I'm watching. I'm a master scientist at this game."

Strickland then turned his attention to Hangman as he pointed out the scars on his body from their recent war on pay-per-view.

"You want to know where I got the momentum from? Look at these scars right here. These scars were left behind by Hangman Page from our war of a Texas Death Match at AEW Full Gear in Los Angeles. I'm going to carry these with me for the rest of my life, just like how he drank my blood from my forehead. He's going to carry me with him for the rest of his life. We're bound together for a long time. I'm never going to forget that. I'm going to carry that with me for the rest of this tournament. I'm going to carry that with me for the rest of this year and into 2024."

Strickland also mentioned Sting and how Sting put him in a coffin at AEW All In in London, England. He says that moment brought him even more momentum that he has carried with him ever since.

"Just like the simple fact that it was Sting who put me in a coffin, and I've never been the same since. I've carried that momentum with me for the rest of my career. Moving forward, I don't care who's up next. Whether it be RUSH, Mark Briscoe, or three-time AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley. Swerve is here and everybody knows whose house it is. Every city we go to, Swerve's House."

Fans can read Swerve's further thoughts on his match with Hangman at this link.

Check out updated standings for the Continental Classic Tournament at this link.

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