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JNPO: Swerve Strickland's breakthrough moment has arrived

From AEW to music to acting, Josh Nason talks with the game's next big breakout star.
Swerve Strickland

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When he was released by WWE near the end of 2021, Swerve Strickland had a lot of options in wrestling -- especially given the true independent contractor status most non-WWE talents have now.

But he didn't want to just limit himself to what you see in the ring as his interests are much broader like music, acting and podcasting. 

On this new edition of Josh Nason's Punch-Out, learn all about who I feel is pro wrestling's next breakout star in a 40+ minute interview.

Here's some of what we talked about:

  • What drove his decision to sign with AEW vs. other promotions that came calling
  • How he chooses what outside promotions to work with
  • What inspires his character from look to attitude to his promos
  • His AEW Rampage match with fellow Pacific Northwest wrestler Darby Allin
  • That Will Ospreay tweet that got people talking
  • The impending short horror film he recently shot scenes for and touring this summer to support his music

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