Wrestling feuds often take shape before the involved parties are even in the same company. Social media has allowed for all kinds of interpromotional communication that didn’t happen in the public eye before. Fans frequently see wrestlers acknowledging those in other companies on Twitter.
One of the pioneers of this tactic has been FTR. They recently built up a feud with The Briscoes via Twitter alone. It culminated in their showdown at Ring of Honor’s Final Battle PPV. Their first online feud came when they were in WWE and wanted a piece of The Young Bucks.
Dax and Cash recently talked to Brandon Walker on Rasslin’ about the feud. Once they joined AEW, the match was bound to happen. FTR had huge expectations going in. Dax Harwood described how he thought the feud was ended too abruptly.
“We did it in front of 1,000 fans and when the match was over, I cannot explain to you the emotions that went through, ‘Man, we did it.’ We had 1,000 fans there and I could feel their emotions because finally, their heros had won the championships from us. I think they thought, ‘We saw who the greatest tag team of all time was,’ and maybe they thought ‘we saw the greatest tag match of all time.’ We thought there were going to be multiple matches as well. Then there was a train that completely stopped all that.”
Cash Wheeler said he believes the two teams are destined for a long feud. He compared it to the legendary war between The Rock N Roll Express and The Midnight Express. Cash is happy to wait patiently.
“No matter how much we wanted the immediate rematch because we don’t like losing, especially to those guys, it’s inevitable it’s going to happen and we’ve waited a long time to have that first match. We know how to be patient when it comes to this and we know that when you boil it all down and strip it down to who is the better team, they know that we are and they hate that and they are going to avoid that at all costs and they don’t want to be seen even remotely in the same area as (us) because it’s going to expose them. It is going to be a Rock N Roll and Midnight Express thing. We’re going to have some rematches and probably have rematches for the next couple of decades.”
The Young Bucks and FTR haven’t wrestled again since that first match in May of 2020. Both teams have gone on to other feuds. The Young Bucks are involved with The Best Friends. Dax and Cash have feuded with Sting and Darby Allin and the Lucha Bros recently.
Fans waited a long time to see the payoff of the feud that Twitter built. It doesn’t appear there are any immediate plans for the teams to meet. That doesn’t mean FTR won’t keep trying.
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