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FTR Believe Briscoes ROH Match Was Their “Bret And Austin”

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FTR have discussed their classic bout at Supercard Of Honor with The Briscoes and explained why they think they might never have a better wrestling match.

At Supercard Of Honor XV, The Briscoes put their ROH Tag Team Championship on the line against current AAA Tag Team Champions, FTR. In a critically acclaimed bout, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler came out on top, adding the ROH belts to a trophy case that already included the NXT, Raw, SmackDown, and AEW Tag Team Titles.

Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, FTR discussed the bout and Dax Harwood began by explaining why he thinks it might be the teams “Bret and 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.”

“But specifically that match, I can hang my proverbial wrestling hat on that match and say this is why I do it for a living, this is my legacy, and this is why we’re the best tag team in the world. There were no moves, no one fought any move that we wanted to do and it was all built on intensity and emotion, and winning.”

“That’s it because we wanted to be the best tag team in the world and they wanted to be the best, we thought we were the toughest b*stards in the world, they thought they were the toughest. Going into it, all we knew was emotion, intensity, and trying to win because everyone can relate to that. That’s how we built our match because, in your workplace, you want to win every single day so you can keep your job.”

“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.”

Cash Wheeler explained that there were so many variables going into the match and nothing was planned between the two teams beforehand:

“I had to sit and digest it for a few days because I didn’t know how I felt. I was just emotionally drained and worn out. I was like, okay, sit here for a day and a half and don’t move. Just breathe, decompress and get back to being a human being.”

“Once we did, I was so proud of what we were able to do with those guys because of how long and unsure everyone was building up to it, and the fact that we didn’t know up until two weeks prior that was going to happen. We had never met them in person other than one time, never wrestled them. There were so many unknowns and variables going into it, so like, when you finally get everything set and everything ready to go, you have to deliver.”

“Nothing was talked about, nothing was planned, we just started putting everything together and let it roll, and that’s how it happened and that’s how it came together. Once it was said and done, I had a couple of days to sit and really take it in, and I said, yeah, that’s the best we’ve ever done and I’m very proud of it because of how crazy it was, and the pressure we put on ourselves to do it. For people to say we delivered or over-delivered, that just means we did what we wanted to do and can hang our hat on that.”

FTR recently added to their wrestling legacy when the two men met in a qualifying match for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament on AEW Dynamite. Harwood ultimately won the match that saw the two men take inspiration from bouts gone by featuring Owen and his brother Bret Hart.

h/t Wrestling Inc.