Bret Hart Questions WWE’s Decision To Release FTR

Bret Hart embraces FTR backstage Dax Harwood Cash Wheeler

Released by WWE on April 10th, 2020, the then-Revival – comprised of Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder – ended their six-year tenure with the sports entertainment giant. They’d held the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT Tag Team Championships and were heralded as one of the most impressive tandems of the modern generation.

Realising it was time to move on from WWE, the duo has since landed in All Elite Wrestling as FTR, individually known as Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler. Currently the ROH, IWGP, and AAA World Tag Team Champions, FTR have also held AEW’s own doubles titles, and enjoyed a slew of celebrated contests.

WWE Hall of Famer Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, who has since formed a close bond with FTR, recently discussed WWE’s decision to willingly let them go, questioning this decision during a recent K&S Wrestlefest livestream:

“I think they’re the best tag team right now. I’m surprised [WWE] let them go…they lost ’em; they don’t understand what tag team wrestling is anymore.”

Bret Hart Has Become A Part-Time Manager For FTR

Although he’s yet to perform the role in All Elite Wrestling itself, Bret Hart has managed FTR a handful of times on the independent circuit, mostly for Big Time Wrestling. ‘The Excellence of Execution’ most recently stood alongside the 2016 WWE Tag Team of the Year on October 22nd as they faced Homicide and Jay Lethal for BTW.

Tony Khan has previously discussed the possibility of Bret Hart returning to an AEW ring, noting that he won’t be back any time soon:

“Not right now. I think Bret himself said that. First of all, we have a great respect for Bret Hart as a company and as individuals. A lot of the wrestlers here and myself respect Bret Hart as a great person and a great wrestler. He would always be somebody we would treasure whenever he’s around.”

FTR is currently scheduled to face Swerve In Our Glory on the October 26th AEW Dynamite, with the winners advancing to challenge The Acclaimed for the AEW World Tag Team Championships at a later date.

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