FTR’s Dax Harwood explains what he thinks is missing in modern wrestling.
AAA, ROH, and IWGP Tag Team Champion Dax Harwood has seen his fair share of success in professional wrestling, rising to the top of multiple tag team divisions alongside his partner Cash Wheeler. Speaking to Culture State, the AEW star discussed what he believes is missing in modern wrestling and says that people are more likely to remember the emotion of a match rather than multiple spectacular moves.
“The match we had with The Briscoes, go back and watch it. There weren’t really any big moves. All it was, was selling… The big suplex to the floor which did hurt like hell, we sold, all of us, all of us sold for like two minutes … The thing that makes them remember is their feeling, you know? How they felt. Again, the match with the Briscoes, they’re not going to remember the suplex to the floor. That’s not — they’re going to remember the feeling they got from that. That’s all there is to it.
“… That’s what’s missing in wrestling, is the emotion. My wife will watch when I’m on. She has no idea what a 450 feels like, or a Shooting Star Press, or even a Snapmare, you know? She doesn’t know what those feel like, but she knows what sadness feels like, and frustration, and happiness … So when you can make people feel that then you’ve got them, and that’s when it becomes a classic.”
FTR were last in action on the June 29th episode of Dynamite, teaming with Danhausen to take on the team of Max Caster and the Gunn Club.