Since debuting in NXT in 2014, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood of FTR have established themselves as one of the premiere tag team teams in the world. An opinion it appears is shared by Jim Cornette.
Speaking on the latest episode of Jim Cornette Experience, the wrestling personality, turned podcaster, described FTR as the best in-ring team in the world today.
Cornette gave the assessment as he discussed the merits of ROH legends The Briscoe Brothers. With Jay and Mark set to do battle in the ‘Fight on the Farm’ on July 11th, Cornette praised the 11-time ROH Tag Team Champions. While discussing the brothers, the legendary manager also tipped his hat to AEW’s FTR.
“Everybody knows I’m a big fan of the Briscoe’s. Mark and Jay are probably, they’re not the best in-ring tag team in the world, they weren’t as of last year, because that was FTR just as pure workers. But, The Briscoe’s are a tremendous and unique tag team, and probably two of, maybe the two of the best personalities in wrestling today. Just to be completely truthful to who they are, and what they are, and how they come off. Maybe the best personalities in any wrestling company today.”
Later on in the episode, Cornette discussed who he believed would be the prefect opponents for the Briscoe Brothers. Again, the former promotor came back to FTR.
“Here’s the thing, FTR would have been an incredible fit, and some people may say it would be a clash of styles. No. If you had the Briscoe’s as the kick-ass bayfaces, and FTR as the Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson style wrestling heels, there would have been contrast, but everybody is still good enough, they could have torn the f***ing house down. The Briscoe’s best matches actually, I thought, were not even against Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin, which you would think because Haas and Benjamin were more real and more experienced, but it was with Hero and Claudio [Castagnoli] because they just had a better style that meshed…”
FTR were last in action on the June 6th episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, where they defeated Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs. Prior to that the pair were defeated by The Inner Circle as part of The Pinnacle at Stadium Stampede.
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