AEW star Dax Harwood is no stranger to speaking his mind, and on a recent episode of his podcast, he opened up about issues he’s had with AEW World Champion MJF.
Speaking on the latest episode of FTR with Dax Harwood, the star recalled a segment during their time in The Pinnacle when MJF insisted on doing all of the talking despite having legendary manager Tully Blanchard as part of the group.
“Max was the one doing all the talking and Tully was just sitting there. So, I told you the previous week, if you have a manager, the manager has to be a difference maker in your career because if he’s not a difference maker in your career then why is he there?
“Me and Cash, we would sacrifice us and sacrifice our ‘cool stuff’ to give something to Tully, always. Whether it was in the match with – we’ll talk about it later – Darby and Sting where Tully was the factor and the reason the match ended. We always gave him time to talk because if we didn’t then our group was dead in the water because then it was just three people together.
“So, before this promo, I remember talking to Max and I said, ‘Hey, I think we should allow Tully to do something, some of the talking,’ because that promo was 10 minutes long or whatever. Max was like, ‘No no, I really think I should do all the talking.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, but we’ve got one of the greatest talkers of all time, Tully Blanchard, and he’s our manager and he’s the reason we’re all tied together, I think he should say a little something.’ Max didn’t see that my way and so Tully just sat in the back and so did everybody else.”
Dax Harwood Wishes He Hadn’t Joined MJF In The Pinnacle
Later in the podcast, Harwood was asked to answer a fan question regarding what he would have changed about his time in The Pinnacle. His answer was simple:
“I wouldn’t have joined it, that would be what I’d change.”
Though he doesn’t call anyone out by name, Dax Harwood also expressed the belief that one Pinnacle member thought he was bigger than the group.
“I think one person in the group probably thought that he was bigger than the group, maybe, and probably felt that this was just designed for him, maybe, and maybe he wasn’t the only person that thought that too.
“I think, at first, someone and maybe a couple of other people outside of our group too, felt that this was a vehicle for just [MJF] and them. We felt, us and Wardlow, we felt that – and I say us being me, Cash, Spears, and Wardlow – felt that if we all worked together, we could all get over, and we could all get each other over.
“And obviously Max was going to be the main event guy winning the world belt, we knew that, but we felt that everybody could benefit from this group and, in turn, benefit who we individually work with and, in turn, benefit AEW’s business. It just didn’t pan out that way.”