Anthony Bowens & Max Caster competed in their first tag team match in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on the October 27, 2020 episode of Dark, where they were defeated by Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent). The following month, it was announced that both Bowens and Caster had signed with AEW and would begin competing as a tag team named The Acclaimed. The Acclaimed made their AEW Dynamite debut on the December 16, 2020 episode of Dynamite, defeating SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian), before failing to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship from The Young Bucks on the December 23, 2020 episode of Dynamite.
On the February 3, 2021 episode of Dynamite, The Acclaimed failed to win a Tag Team Battle Royal for another AEW World Tag Team Championship opportunity, before being defeated in a Four Way Tag Team Match on the May 5, 2021 episode of Dynamite, once again failing to earn an opportunity at the tag team championship. Later in the year, The Acclaimed were defeated by AEW World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) on the October 8, 2021 episode of Rampage. On the March 2, 2022 episode of Dynamite, The Acclaimed failed to win a Casino Tag Team Royale, before being unsuccessful in winning the AEW World Tag Team Championship from Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) on the March 9, 2022 episode of Dynamite.