Tony Khan Explains Lack Of AEW Tag Team Action For FTR

FTR with IWGP and ROH Tag Team Championships

Tony Khan has addressed FTR’s lengthy absence from traditional tag team action in AEW.

While FTR have been on the run of a lifetime in 2022, they haven’t actually been in a regular tag team match on AEW Dynamite since May. Furthermore, they have been positioned at the top of the tag team rankings, and have yet to have a fresh shot at AEW tag team gold.

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler currently hold the AAA World Tag Team Titles, the Ring of Honor titles and the IWGP World Tag Team Titles.

Speaking in a new interview with Comicbook, AEW President Tony Khan addressed their lack of tag team action, pointing to their matches outside of All Elite Wrestling.

“FTR have wrestled as singles,” Khan said. “They have had some trios and, of course, have had a number of pay-per-view matches in that time, both in Ring of Honor and in AEW. But I think we could look to see them in tag action and maybe defending some of those tag team titles that they hold.

“They hold three different tag team championships in companies that we all have affiliations with, across Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and Lucha Libre AAA. And certainly, I’ve been instrumental in organizing their bookings overseas and with Ring of Honor, where I also do the bookings.”

FTR recently defended their IWGP World Tag Team Titles against Aussie Open at NJPW Queens Quest II in London. While Will Ospreay heralded the bout as the best tag team clash he had ever seen, Dax Harwood said it could well have been the greatest of their careers.