The Acclaimed have arrived…with some gold!
During the 9/21 episode of AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, Max Caster and Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed defeated Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee to become the AEW World Tag Team Champions.
The Acclaimed picked up the win after Bowens and Billy Gunn, who was at ringside, took out Swerve on the outside before Caster drop-kicked Lee to the outside. Back in the ring, Bowens then planted Swerve with The Arrival before Caster came crashing down on Swerve with The Mic Drop and Caster pinned Swerve for the 1-2-3.
#TheAcclaimed have done it! We have NEW #AEW World Tag Team Champions in @PlatinumMax & @bowens_official, with @realbillygunn!
It’s #AEWDynamite Grand Slam LIVE on @TBSNetwork! pic.twitter.com/W4afBZZGrY
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 22, 2022
The tag title bout came immediately after the Ring Of Honor World Championship was on the line to kick-off the evening, when champion, Claudio Castagnoli defended his title against Chris Jericho. The result of tonight’s opening contest can be found by clicking here.