FTR’s Dax Harwood has commented on recent reports that WWE is interested in re-signing both he and Cash Wheeler, saying that they’ll go “wherever the love of wrestling” takes them.
FTR are currently both the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions and the AAA World Tag Team Champions. On their home ground of AEW, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler also recently defeated the Young Bucks to further cement their claim as arguably the best tag team on the planet.
According to a recent report from Fightful Select, this recent incredible run appears to have caught the attention of WWE, who are said to be interested in re-signing the tag team formerly known as The Revival when their contracts expire in 2023.
During an appearance on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Harwood was asked whether any “damage control” was needed following the reports. However, the FTR star said that it wasn’t necessary as the team wouldn’t speak to another company while under contract with AEW.
“We didn’t need any damage control. I think both companies are in the business of getting talent and getting talented talent, not just any talent, and I think they’ve seen the wave we’ve made, especially in the last 8-10 months, more so in the last 4 months. So yeah, why wouldn’t they put feelers out? Why wouldn’t they ask about it?
“Here’s the thing; we respect Tony so much. We would never, in a million years, while we’re under a contract with the company, would we ever go behind his back and talk contract status with anybody else. No other company. We would never do that to him because we have too much respect for what he’s given us and what he’s allowed us to do.”
With regards to the future, however, Harwood said that he and Wheeler will go wherever the love of wrestling takes them.
“Now on the flip side of that, we’re gonna go where professional wrestling takes us, and wherever the best opportunity is for us and wherever we can build on our legacy. That’s the most important thing. Obviously, money is really, really cool. I’m allowed to take care of my wife and daughter.
“But whenever we initially got the contract offer from WWE, I called my grandmother and I told her how much it was, and I told her, ‘I think I’m going to turn it down.’ And her exact words were ‘David, how much money do you need?’ I was like ‘oh my god, she’s right.’ My dad and my mom busted their ass to take care of me. If they can do it, I can do the same thing and I don’t have to do this. I do it because I love it. So we’re going to go wherever the love of wrestling takes us.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.