The reason why Swerve Strickland didn’t cut a promo on AEW Dynamite to celebrate his world title win

As seen during the 2024 AEW Dynasty PPV event, Swerve Strickland defeated Samoa Joe to become the new AEW world champion. Swerve ended up having a match on the April 24th edition of Dynamite but did not cut a promo to celebrate his world title win.

AEW has since announced that this Saturday on Collision, Swerve will address his world title win. Dave Meltzer of noted the following about why Swerve’s interview is taking place on Collision…

“The reason AEW announced Strickland in the first segment for Saturday is because they expect their biggest quarter of the year. There is no Inside the NBA on TNT, they go right from the Celtics-Heat game to wrestling and that will give them their biggest lead-in a long time and at 8:30 p.m., or slightly later. Makes more sense to do something big there than on Dynamite for all the reasons we’ve talked about and written.”

Here is AEW’s official announcement…

“The NEW #AEW World Champion @swerveconfident kicks off #AEW Collision with his FIRST Live Interview since #AEWDynasty, THIS Saturday, IMMEDIATELY following @nba coverage on TNT! Live Coast to Coast following the NBA!”

“Reminder: there is no Inside the NBA following playoff coverage on TNT this Saturday! We go right from the end of Celtics vs Heat into the start of #AEWCollision on TNT live coast-to-coast across America with @swerveconfident’s first live interview since his #AEWDynasty World Title win! Don’t miss @AEWonTV Saturday live right after Celtics vs Heat on TNT!”