Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have established themselves as one of the greatest tag teams in modern-day pro wrestling. They are the ROH, IWGP and AAA Tag Team Champions, but they have not been able to do much on AEW television. In fact, AEW was forced to change several plans for FTR.
FTR hasn’t wrestled in the company as part of a proper tag team match in a long time. In fact, FTR has largely been involved in several solid matches outside of AEW, and this simply baffled fans.
While speaking during the media call to hype ROH Final Battle, Tony Khan revealed that AEW was forced to change quite a few plans for FTR, relating to CM Punk’s injury and also due to talent simply not being around to feud with them. PW Insider provided the following notes from the call.
On FTR, Khan said that he has a great appreciation for them. Through no fault of their own, they have been involved in shuffling of plans due to talents being injured and not being around. He said CM Punk’s injury led to months of stories changing, as an example. He said that tonight is a big night for them. He said that it’s been a really hard year for him and they’ve been really supportive. They had challenges in their own and are so passionate, they want to wrestle and wrestle hard every week on TV. With them being all over the world, there have been times he’s had plans for them that had to change.
He said that starting tonight there will be a lot of Christmas spirit on AEW programming. What they have done this year is remarkable, winning belts in three promotions while also having great matches in AEW and still wanting to do more. Khan said that he feels he’s got a new lease of life with everything that has gone on and he’s looking forward to tonight and going forward. He said tonight is an important night for AEW with The Acclaimed vs. FTR.
FTR will be challenging The Acclaimed for the AEW World Tag Team Titles on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. We will have to wait and see whether FTR will be able to win the match or not.
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