For months, speculation has been swirling about the future of FTR’s Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler.
It was widely reported that the pair’s AEW contracts were set to expire in April, and ahead of the April 5th episode of Dynamite, the two issued a challenge to The Gunns for the AEW World Tag Team Championships, saying that if they failed to capture gold, they’d leave AEW forever.
On Dynamite, the two teams went to war, and in the end, FTR emerged victorious, cementing their place in AEW and putting rumors of a potential WWE return to rest.
When one fan on social media accused the pair of threatening to go to WWE if they weren’t given the titles, Wheeler joked “Who told you?” before Harwood took the fan to task, saying that AEW’s schedule was more accommodating for his family as well as allowing him to give back to the wrestling business, something he’s made clear is very important to him. According to his tweet, it appears a WWE return may never have been in the cards.
“GIVE US THE BELTS OR WE’RE GOING BACK TO WWE!” Definitely not “That schedule keeps me away from my wife and daughter too much & AEW will allow us to give back to wrestling.”
“GIVE US THE BELTS OR WE’RE GOING BACK TO WWE!”
Definitely not “That schedule keeps me away from my wife and daughter too much & AEW will allow us to give back to wrestling.”
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) April 6, 2023
Dax Harwood Wants To Leave A Tag Team Legacy
During a March interview with Inside the Ropes‘ own Kenny McIntosh, Harwood opened up about his future in wrestling and noting that wherever he ended up, he wanted to leave a lasting legacy.
“But then on top of that, we talk about it too ad nauseam, the legacy that we want to leave in professional wrestling. That’s so important to me and to Cash. But wrestling has done so much good for me in my life. I’m not even talking about the 19 years that I’ve been wrestling, I mean beyond the 19 years. The 32 years I’ve been a fan, it has done so much to me.
“Growing up all through high school. I never did drugs, I never drank alcohol, you know, I never got in trouble ever. All because I just wanted to be home watching wrestling, you know, and idolised, I’m sure you’ve heard of him before, his name is Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. I idolised him, and I wanted to be him.
“And I thought that for me to be able to make him as happy and make him as proud as he made me. I had to follow his words and follow the way he portrayed himself on television. And so it’s done so much good for me. I just want to be able to do that much good for it as well.” (h/t Inside the Ropes)