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AEW Dynamite Preview: Swerve Strickland Defends AEW World Title, MJF Returns, and More

One Big Thing: Swerve Strickland Defends AEW World Championship Against Roderick Strong

Tonight on AEW Dynamite, Swerve Strickland puts his AEW World Championship on the line against former International Champion Roderick Strong. This marks the first defense of the title on Dynamite in three months.

The Stakes:

  • Swerve is 0-3 against Roderick in their career, with all losses coming in 2019.
  • A win for Swerve would break that losing streak and solidify his reign as champion.
  • The winner will go on to face Will Ospreay at Forbidden Door 2024.

Why It Matters:

This match is a true test for Swerve Strickland as AEW World Champion. A victory over Roderick Strong would not only avenge past losses but prove his mettle as the top star in the company. It’s a crucial stepping stone on the path to Forbidden Door.

MJF Makes His Dynamite Return

Maxwell Jacob Friedman is back on Dynamite for the first time since December 27th, following his shocking return at Double or Nothing 2024. What does the controversial former World Champion have in store?

Why It Matters:

Love him or hate him, MJF is one of the biggest stars in AEW. His return shakes up the landscape and opens up intriguing new storyline possibilities. Will he set his sights on regaining the AEW World Championship?

Other Key Matches and Segments:

  • Saraya faces off with Mariah May in a heated grudge match
  • The Blackpool Combat Club battles Team CMLL in an 8-man tag
  • Wheeler Yuta returns to action for the first time in 5 months

With Forbidden Door 2024 on the horizon, tonight’s episode of Dynamite looks to be a pivotal one. Will Swerve Strickland remain AEW World Champion, or will Roderick Strong play spoiler? And what impact will MJF’s return have? Sound off with your predictions in the comments below!

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