Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have competed all over the world in various companies, further honing their skills. They are the ROH, IWGP and AAA Tag Team Champions, but have really done nothing of note in AEW for the past several months. Their lack of TV time on AEW has led to Jim Cornette believing FTR is being held down on purpose.

Their time in AEW as of late has been met with a largely mixed reaction. FTR hasn’t wrestled in the company as part of a proper tag team match in a long time. In fact, FTR has been competing in top-class matches in other promotions all around the world instead.

While speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette talked about FTR’s current plight in the company. Cornette accused AEW of holding down the tag team on purpose.

“Once in a blue moon they have a tag team match but most of the time in AEW it’s six-man or an eight-man or pre-taped interview. They have all their great tag team matches in other companies somewhere else in the world.


They have every other promotion’s tag team title that means something in those companies but are completely meaningless in AEW for some reason. And the apologists are still acting like this is not intentional, that anybody could be so stupid, and people are still trying to say they’re not being held down on purpose!” 

FTR is still evaluating their options once their AEW contracts expire. FTR is also set to compete at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 next year, so they will still keep themselves busy no matter what. Only time will tell whether they will stick with AEW or not next year.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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