Shane Strickland is All Elite.
Following a spectacularly chaotic Face of the Revolution Ladder Match, Tony Schiavone made his way to the top of the ramp contract in hand. The legendary announcer, recalled the signing of Christian Cage a year ago, before introducing AEW’s newest signing. Shane “Swerve” Strickland.
Schiavone welcomed Strickland to AEW, before the company’s newest addition reminded everyone just whose house it is.
Back in early February, it was reported that Shane Strickland was wanted by both AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling, following his release by WWE the previous November. This was then followed by a report just 24 hours before AEW Revolution that he had signed with AEW. Not only that he was expected to make his debut
Welcome to #AEW@swerveconfident Shane Strickland! #AEWRevolution is LIVE on PPV! Available on @BleacherReport & @FiteTV (Int.)! pic.twitter.com/afXZvALATv
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 7, 2022
Shane Strickland signed with WWE in 2019 after successful stints with MLW and Lucha Underground among others. He initially appeared in the NXT Breakout Tournament before transitioning into the Cruiserweight division. In early 2021, Scott turned heel and formed the Hit Row stable.
The group were drafted to SmackDown in October 2021, but despite much fanfare were released by the company just a few weeks later.
Elsewhere at Revolution, Eddie Kingston emerged victorious in his grudge match with Chris Jericho, before the Jurassic Express retained their Tag Team Titles in spectacular style against The Young Bucks and reDRagon.
In the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match it was Wardlow who emerged victorious after delivering a vicious Powerbomb to Ricky Starks from the top of one ladder onto another. With victory, Wardlow earned himself a shot at the TNT Championship.