Here is how to pick up opponents off the mat in AEW: Fight Forever and what button to press to continue delivering the pain.

How to Pick Up Opponents in AEW: Fight Forever

AEW: Fight Forever invites you to smack people around a ring and win a special belt for doing it. But unlike Street Fighter 6 and other fighting games, once your opponent is on the ground, the game doesn’t end there. You can drag them to their feet and lay into them some more, just to be nice. So if you need to know how to pick up opponents in AEW: Fight Forever, here’s what to press.

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Pick Opponents Up from the Mat in AEW Fight Forever with These Buttons

It’s fairly simple to pick your opponents up. It doesn’t matter whether they’re on their front or their back — just walk up to them and press R1 / Right Bumper. You’ll lift them to their feet, ready to deliver another boot to the torso.

You shouldn’t necessarily be in a hurry to pick them up, as there are plenty of nasty things you can do while they’re down. You can smack them with a table, leap on them from the turnbuckle, and more.

However, if you want to pick them up Final Fight-style and hurl them into the crowd, that’s unfortunately not an option. It occasionally happens in real-life wrestling matches, but there has to be a pretty significant weight difference between the thrower and their living projectile.

On the subject of how to pick up opponents in AEW: Fight Forever, that’s what you need to know. For more, check out how to create wrestler formulas in the game.


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Chris McMullen is a freelance contributor at The Escapist and has been with the site since 2020. He returned to writing about games following several career changes, with his most recent stint lasting five-plus years. He hopes that, through his writing work, he settles the karmic debt he incurred by persuading his parents to buy a Mega CD. Outside of The Escapist, Chris covers news and more for GameSpew. He's also been published at such sites as VG247, Space, and more. His tastes run to horror, the post-apocalyptic, and beyond, though he'll tackle most things that aren't exclusively sports-based. At Escapist, he's covered such games as Infinite Craft, Lies of P, Starfield, and numerous other major titles.