FTR’s Dax Harwood has revealed the reason behind his and Cash Wheeler’s departure from WWE in 2020.
Dax Harwood is currently enjoying the best year of his professional wrestling career. The former Scott Dawson has been showered with praise from peers and fans alike after numerous stellar matches over the last few months.
FTR have long been regarded as one of the best tag teams in the world and have continued to prove why with more classic matches this year, most notably their two bouts against The Briscoes in Ring Of Honor.
However, this year has also seen Harwood given a chance to show his skills as a singles star, facing the likes of CM Punk, Adam Cole and Claudio Castagnoli on AEW television throughout 2022.
After a relatively disappointing run on WWE’s main roster, Harwood and Wheeler have been revitalised and are the current holders of the AAA, IWGP and ROH World Tag Team Championships.
Speaking on the ‘Mack Mania’ podcast, Harwood recalled discussions he had with Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis prior to their WWE contracts expiring:
“We knew that we could do more and as we were walking out the door to the time they tried to get us to sign a new contract, the head of talent relations at the time came to the door after we told him and Vince no thank you, he came to the door, shut the door, and said, ‘What if I can get you to one million a year?’ And at that point, money is money.”
“My grandmother told me, because I was talking about it, she said, ‘How much money do you need?’ And that’s it. That’s it. I want to be happy with what I do. I mean, I love money and I’m able to give my daughter and my wife a life that I never had — Cash never had, as well — but on top of that, I’ve got to be happy.”
Despite FTR’s incredible career resurgence, Dax Harwood recently revealed that Cash Wheeler considered quitting wrestling altogether in 2021.
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.