Major Update On FTR’s AEW Contracts And Retirement Plans

AEW Stars FTR Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler with AAA Tag Titles

FTR returned to the ring on the April 5th episode of Dynamite where they challenged The Gunns for the AEW World Tag Team Titles.

In the lead-up to the match, they announced that if they lost they would leave AEW. This played into comments from Dax Harwood on his podcast where he said that the pair’s contracts with the company expired in April.

However, FTR grabbed the win and confirmed that they had signed new deals with the company.

On the taping for the April 14th episode of Rampage, the champions revealed that they had re-signed for four years and plan to retire when their contracts expire.

Why Did FTR Re-Sign With AEW?

FTR took a break from the ring in January after losing the IWGP Tag Team Titles at Wrestle Kingdom 17. Around this time Harwood revealed their AEW contracts were coming to an end which sparked speculation they could return to WWE.

However, Harwood has since stated that the decision to re-sign was largely down to schedule and their relationship with Tony Khan. Harwood explained that Tony Khan “gets” FTR better than Vince McMahon.

“I think that Tony (Khan) gets Dax and Cash, FTR, better than Vince. I think he understands that we are average, everyday human beings that just caught on with the fans because they can relate to us, because we’re either family men or just regular human beings. We just enjoy physicality and we enjoy fighting, and I think that they can live their lives through us.

Vince McMahon returned to WWE’s Board of Directors in January, before confirming he was involved with creative following WrestleMania 39.