AEW star Dax Harwood recently spoke out about the potential impact of Vince McMahon’s return to WWE leadership on his future.
Dax Harwood Reveals Put Down From Vince McMahon
“He goes to New Day and says, ‘Hey, great job, guys, thank you, I appreciate that.’ They walk off, he leaves me and Cash there and that’s when he says, ‘Everyone tells me that you guys are the next great tag team, everyone tells me you’re the next Arn and Tully. Well, that’s your problem, you are the next Arn and Tully, you’re just great wrestlers, that’s all.’
And he walks off and like, this son of a b***h thinks that he just hurt my feelings by saying that but he didn’t, he made my dreams come true by telling me that we’re the next Arn and Tully, that we’re just a great tag team, we’re just great wrestlers. He just didn’t like us, he wasn’t enamored with us.
We were so proud of that moment and he decided to take a s**t on us in that moment. That’s the kind of thing, as a human being, I will never forget how you try to make people feel.
The fans were with us so, obviously, we didn’t hurt your business. We went out there, put our life on the line for you, for your company and coming to the back with as much enorphins running through our body and you decide to say that to us?
That’s one of the things I can’t ever forget and we talk about what I’m going to do in the future and now that I think about that and with him back at the helm makes things a little questionable for me.”
The two-time WWE Tag Team Champion and former AEW, IWGP, AAA and ROH Tag Champion said that the offers from WWE kept upping when they were set to depart WWE in 2019, but he and partner Cash Wheeler ultimately declined them.
He noted that he was spending money on rental cars, hotels, and meals on the road while his wife was taking care of their home and daughter, and that once those costs are taken into account they were earning a lot less than people may think.
Prior the Vince McMahon’s return to WWE it seemed likely that WWE would make a big play for FTR when their contracts expire, but his recent return to prominence at the head of WWE completely changes the landscape for Harwood and Wheeler.
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