The Acclaimed’s Max Caster and Anthony Bowens lastly captured the AEW World Tag Team Championships on Wednesday evening at AEW Grand Slam, defeating Swerve In Our Glory’s Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. Billy Gunn was capable of constantly antagonize Strickland all through the match, making Lee cease him. The ultimate sequence noticed Lee attempt to maintain Strickland again and get pushed away outdoors the ringl, enabling Gunn to nail him with a Fameasser. He tossed Strickland again within the ring, Bowens hit The Arrival and Caster nailed a Mic Drop from the highest rope for the victory.
The win provides Caster and Bowens their first titles in AEW. Meanwhile, Lee and Strickland’s reign ends at 71 days with three profitable reigns.
#TheAcclaimed have accomplished it! We have NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions in @PlatinumMax & @bowens_official, with @realbillygunn!
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The two groups first collided at All Out earlier this month. Despite The Acclaimed having huge assist from the followers (to the purpose the place some argued an audible ought to’ve been referred to as), the champs efficiently retained. Tony Khan shortly indicated a rematch would occur at Grand Slam, a lot to Lee and Strickland’s chagrin.
“I personally think, with Grand Slam coming up, I can’t imagine a better match for New York than, hypothetically, a rematch between Keith and Swerve vs. The Acclaimed,” Khan mentioned on the time in the course of the post-show media scrum. “I’m just saying, I think it would be a great match and if people are asking me, I think it would be the best thing we could do at Grand Slam. I need to take some time to think about it, but it would be a great match for Grand Slam and be great for the fans of New York. Tonight was a great milestone, one of the best matches we’ve had.”
“It’s interesting that in our losses, we had to go down the ladder, but you want to do this rematch,” Lee responded. “I’m not going to speak to that. I will admit, I enjoyed the battle, they brought it, they stepped up. However, if they want to bring it properly, I would advise putting away the stereotypes, the silly raps, the jokes.”
FTR indicated they needed to lastly problem for the titles after being the No. 1 ranked staff since April, however they had been interrupted by The Gunn Club. Stay tuned for continued protection of AEW Grand Slam.