After Swerve Strickland, Reigning Champion in AEW Calls Out Samoa Joe for the World Championship on Collision

Published 01/06/2024, 10:53 PM EST

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AEW World Champion Samoa Joe has had quite an eventful 2023. Winning the AEW championship gold for the first time by defeating MJF, the ‘Samoan Suplex Machine’ would be looking to continue his dominance well into 2024.

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However, being in power surely comes with enemies, and in this case, contenders. AEW has already teased possible title defenses against Wardlow and Swerve Strickland. But there seems to be another wild card getting into the mix.

Another champion calls his shot

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The recent edition of AEW Collision was wild, to say the least. And among all the adrenaline-pumping action, a ‘cold-hearted handsome devil’ decided to steal some spotlight by calling out Samoa Joe. FTW champion Hook shoot his shot at the AEW World Championship in his recent promo, letting ‘King Joe’ know that he has him in his crosshairs now.

He said, “Here’s the deal…my win percentage is second to none in this company. I think many would agree it’s time for HOOK to get after another championship. Got my crosshairs set on you. Samoa Joe, I’m coming for you, and your world title.”

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Hook surely has a high win percentage and the potential to be a dark horse in this race to be the champion. But there are other contenders in the mix as well, competing for the chance to glory. Wardlow has already set his sights on being the AEW champion, and Swerve Strickland, too, recently warned Joe that he aims to come for the title.

Strickland aiming for the top

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Despite being one of the biggest heels in AEW, Swerve Strickland remains one of the most loved fighters in the promotion. All thanks to his innate charisma and amazing athletic abilities. But it seems like it is not just love that Strickland wants; he wants the glitter of glory too.

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During a backstage segment in AEW Dynamite, Strickland and Prine Nana unveiled the next move the 33-year-old has in mind. Looking at the camera, he issues a stern warning to Joe by stating, “Samoa Joe… I will be coming for Championship gold so be ready.”

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With three possible challengers already in the mix, can we expect a triple threat between the three to seek the spot of being the number one contender? Or will we get to see the Samoan Suplex Machine take on all three of them? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Abhishek Kumar Das

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