In 2022 Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler enjoyed the finest run of their careers to date winning championship gold in three different promotions.
At one stage FTR held the ROH, IWGP, and AAA World Tag Team Titles simultaneously, while their trilogy of matches with The Briscoes will undoubtedly be remembered for decades to come.
However, this success and their run of physical matches came at a cost. After the pair lost their IWGP Tag Team Titles at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4th, they revealed that they would be taking a break from the ring. Furthermore, they would likely not be back until after their AEW contracts expired in April.
With Triple H at the creative helm in WWE, this decision only increased speculation that FTR could be heading back to the company. Harwood and Wheeler found success in NXT as The Revival under the guidance of Triple H. Although Harwood later cast doubt on the rumours by admitting that Vince McMahon’s return to the company, albeit not in creative, made a potential return for themselves “questionable.”
While Harwood has been out of the ring, he hasn’t been out of the spotlight, regularly posting on social media and promoting his podcast. Interestingly, it was one of his recent social media posts that again got fans buzzing over a potential WWE return.
In a photo on his Instagram stories, Harwood celebrated getting TO open a new bottle of tequila, but it was the hint of a WWE logo on what looks like an envelope that got fans talking. By the time the image made its way to Twitter, Harwood had cropped out the envelope.
Oops! Something was cropped out #WWERawpic.twitter.com/PWwxEgmOYT
— Mike (@Mizzle0831) February 14, 2023
Why Did Dax Harwood Leave WWE?
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler joined WWE in 2014 after already becoming friends while working on the independent circuit. The pair wrestled a number of acclaimed matches in NXT before also finding success on the main roster. Known as The Revival they became the first-ever WWE Triple Crown Tag Team Champions after winning gold with NXT, SmackDown, and Raw.
The pair left WWE in 2020 after becoming increasingly disillusioned with the way that tag team wrestling was presented by the company.