FTR is no longer with WWE. Now they can be Top Guys in AEW, and they plan on remaining that way. The two are getting much better focus in All Elite Wrestling already as they battle for the AEW World Tag Team Titles at All Out.
While speaking to Vickie Guerrero on her Excuse Me podcast, FTR discussed WWE’s broken system. They were victims to a lot of situations including WWE’s staff being too afraid of Vince McMahon to let them share pitches to the Chairman.
They did get face time with Vince McMahon. Dax Harwood explained that McMahon actually apologized to them during their last meeting. This apology was on behalf of his own company’s system being broken.
“In our very last meeting with Vince, he actually apologized to us, because the system was broken. And the crazy thing is, Vince wants to hear those ideas, whether he wants to use them or not. Just like everyone, he wants to hear those ideas.”
“Unfortunately, the 130 people you have to go through to get those ideas [to Vince], are so afraid to go face-to-face with him. They are so afraid of losing their jobs because if Vince rejects their idea, they might not get a pay check the following week. That’s a sad place to be.”
Cash Wheeler also discussed how Vince McMahon is a genius, and he has “earned the right” to do whatever he wants. It just didn’t work for him, even if Mr. McMahon was happy about the situation. The bottom line is that FTR wanted to be happy in the situation as well.
“Vince is obviously a genius and a revolutionary. WWE is his business and he has earned the right to do whatever he pleases. If I sit next to him, one of us is a billionaire, and the other is not. So, who am I to argue what’s wrong? That said, what works for him may not work for us, and we want to be happy.”
“And if its not fulfilling, and if its making us angry to see that people who have the power to approach Vince are scared to pitch ideas, why are we even doing this? Rather than beating our heads against the wall, it made sense to just walk away,”
One has to ask why Vince McMahon doesn’t fix the system if he knows it is broken. There were attempts to shake up the backstage process and everything changed when Paul Heyman was axed as Executive Director of Raw.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote