FTR was known as The Revival in WWE and had tremendous success in NXT as the NXT Tag Team Champions, where they competed against several great teams. It was clear that the two were not happy in the company anymore. In fact, Dax Harwood even revealed when he knew FTR had to exit WWE.

After being underutilized to a great extent on the main roster, they were finally granted their release by WWE back in 2020 and eventually made their way to AEW. Since then, FTR has taken over and claimed the spot as one of the world’s greatest tag teams.

While speaking to Fightful, Dax Harwood recalled the day he and Cash Wheeler asked for their WWE release. It ultimately came down to how Vince McMahon viewed tag team wrestling in general.

This is going to sound very egotistical and I don’t mean for it to, but we knew that we could do better than what we were doing, and we knew that tag team wrestling could be presented better than it was being presented.


I can’t be mad at Vince. If he doesn’t like tag team wrestling, that’s okay. Because one, that’s his company. But two, that’s okay; it’s his opinion to not like it.”

FTR is still evaluating their options once their AEW contracts expire. We will have to wait and see whether they will end up leaving AEW for WWE, now that Triple H is in charge of the company.

What’s your take on what Dax Harwood said? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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