Swerve Strickland Says He Has Been Trying To Get Floyd Mayweather To Come To AEW Show For Two Years

Floyd Mayweather's attendance at AEW Double or Nothing was years in the making.

At AEW Double or Nothing, Swerve Strickland defended the title on pay-per-view for the first time by defeating Christian Cage. After the bell, he went over to the fans in the front row and celebrated with legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., a multiple-time champion in the WBC.

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During the AEW Double or Nothing post-show media scrum, Corey Lee of the Wrestling Observer asked Swerve Strickland about Floyd Mayweather's attendance.

"Floyd has been a friend of ours, my man Flash Garments, he gets a free pass every time he comes to All Elite Wrestling. We’re here to grow and not just take. If we have opportunities and connections, we’re going to bring them here every single time. We want to blow this place up and be the catalyst of it. That’s how Floyd came through. We’ve actually been talking to Floyd for like two years. His whole family, have him come through every time we’re in Vegas. Finally, he was like, ‘Alright, this is the day. We’re pulling up.’ He pulled up, made it to the match, we pulled out a banger in front of him. He’s like, ‘I’m in.’ We might have Money Team invested in this whole thing," Strickland said.

Mayweather has previously made some appearances for WWE, and he defeated The Big Show at WWE WrestleMania 24.

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