Major title changes hands at AEW Dynasty on Sunday night

Swerve Strickland is the new AEW World Champion.

Strickland defeated Samoa Joe Sunday night at the Dynasty pay-per-view to capture the title. This is Strickland’s first title reign. Joe had won the title from MJF at the Worlds End pay-per-view back on December 30, 2023.

Strickland is also the first African-American to now hold the AEW World Championship.

Below is a short excerpt from Alex Kahrs’ AEW Dynasty recap of how the title change went down.

Swerve’s in the corner, asking whose house this is as he connects with a House Call and the cover…BUT JOE KICKS OUT ONCE MORE!

Swerve back to his feet as he climbs up top…only for Joe to intercept him! The two fight at it on the turnbuckle now…and Swerve leaps off the turnbuckle, hitting the champ with a powerbomb! Swerve Stomp from the challenger connects…AND STRICKLAND GETS THE PIN AND THE WIN FOR THE TITLE!