Alongside Cash Wheeler in FTR, Dax Harwood has had a number of outstanding matches, but a recent outing vs. The Briscoe Brothers was too much for him to handle.
FTR, formerly known as The Revival, are regarded as one of the greatest tag teams of the modern era, with matches against the likes of DIY, American Alpha, and The Young Bucks all receiving universal praise. However, their recent match vs. The Briscoe Brothers appears to have meant something entirely different to Dax Harwood.
Taking place at Ring Of Honor’s Supercard of Honor XV event on 1 April, Dax Harwood, Cash Wheeler, and Jay and Mark Briscoe produced one of the best matches of WrestleMania 39 weekend. The match saw FTR capture the ROH World Tag Team Championships after a near thirty-minute epic that Dave Meltzer rated a coveted five stars.
Now, speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Dax has opened up on what the match truly meant to him, revealing how he broke down in tears because of how much he adored the match (h/t Wrestling Inc.):
“That’s just what we built the match around it was just f*cking beautiful. I didn’t want to watch it for two or three days and then finally, I was like, I’m going to watch it on the elliptical. I was in the gym and I broke down in tears while I was watching it, that’s how much I loved it.”
The finish of the match saw Jay Briscoe hit with the Big Rig as FTR captured their first set of championships in Ring Of Honor. Dax Harwood would later tell the former Renee Young that this match was to FTR what WrestleMania 13 was to Bret Hart and Steve Austin:
“I told [Cash] after the match was over, that’s our Bret and Austin. I don’t know if we’ll ever have a better match than that one and that’s okay with me. I can hang my hat on that, I can hang my hat on that whole week, them and the Bucks match.”
Departing WWE in April 2020, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler arrived in All Elite Wrestling a few weeks later, coming face-to-face with The Young Bucks on the 27 May broadcast of Dynamite. They’ve since won both the AEW and AAA World Tag Team Championships during their time in the promotion.