Dax Harwood Recalls Incredible Exchange With Bret Hart

Bret Hart embraces FTR backstage Dax Harwood Cash Wheeler

Dax Harwood has made no secret of his admiration for WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart, often paying tribute to the legendary wrestler in his own matches alongside his FTR partner Cash Wheeler.

FTR had wanted their hero to manage them for quite some time, and at Big Time Wrestling in June of 2022, their dream came true. Hart accompanied them to the ring As Arn Anderson represented Brock Anderson and Brian Pillman, Jr. Following their victory, Dax Harwood took to the microphone to pay special tribute to The Hitman.

Speaking in a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Dax Harwood opened up about their Big Time Wrestling experience and spoke about an incredible moment he and Hart shared backstage.

“I had this idea. People know I consider Bret to be the greatest of all time. So I said to him, ‘I was thinking, if Cash and I get Brock and Brian in sharpshooters, Arn can come to the apron and start to break it up. Then you and Arn start to tussle. Arn takes a bump, and you put him in the sharpshooter. All three of us would have the sharpshooter locked, and they’d all tap at the same time. What do you think?’”

“Bret paused and thought. He called me by my first name and said, ‘David, I haven’t done the sharpshooter in almost 10 years.’ As I was saying, ‘That’s O.K.,’ Bret said, ‘but I’m willing to try.’”

“I Could Barely Contain It” – Dax Harwood On His Emotions Seeing Bret Hart Attempt The Sharpshooter Backstage

Sure enough, Arn Anderson got down on the ground and waited to be put in the sharpshooter. The emotion of those backstage reached a fever pitch seeing the legend attempt his iconic finisher once more. Harwood continued:

“I felt like I was in Chicago at WrestleMania 13 and Bret was about to lock Steve Austin in the sharpshooter. There was so much emotion in my body. I could barely contain it.”

Unfortunately, Bret Hart lost his footing and fell just as he was about to complete the move. Still, the moment meant a lot to Dax Harwood, and he says it helped remind him why he loves professional wrestling.

“I couldn’t get over the fact that Bret tried that for us. When I was a kid and I watched Bret wrestle, I felt like he was wrestling for me. On that day, he still made me feel that way. People question how I love wrestling, this inanimate object, so much, but I do. For me, it’s God, my wife, my daughter, and then professional wrestling. That moment reminded me of why I love wrestling with my whole body and soul.”