A title change from AEW Fyter Fest had a controversial ending but as per Tony Khan, he won’t be overturning the decision of the referee.
AEW Dynamite celebrated week one of Fyter Fest this week, capped off with The Young Bucks defending the AEW World Tag Team Championships against Swerve In Our Glory, and the Team Taz duo of Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs. The match saw Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland become the new champions but technically, they shouldn’t be.
Swerve Strickland earned the championships for his team, pinning Ricky Starks followed a Swerved Stomp, but the former Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott wasn’t the legal man for his team. That was Keith Lee, but ‘The Limitless One’ removed himself from the equation moments before with a somersault dive.
Rightfully so, the pinfall has been disputed on social media. Tony Khan, however, has insisted that Swerve In Our Glory will remain the AEW World Tag Team Champions. Taking to Twitter, Khan noted that referee Rick Knox’s decision will remain final:
That speculation’s BS!
As always in @AEW + per generally accepted pro wrestling practices:
the referee’s decision is FINAL!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 15, 2022
The victory marks the first title victory in AEW for both Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. Joining the promotion in February and March, respectively, after their releases from WWE, they officially formed a relationship in April, and have defeated The Factory, The WorkHorsemen, and Bishamon during to their ascension up the ranks.
Wednesday’s Dynamite also saw Orange Cassidy challenge Wardlow for the AEW TNT Championship, Jon Moxley clash with Konosuke Takeshita, and former Real Americans collide as Claudio Castagnoli battled Jake Hager.