Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have established themselves as one of the greatest tag teams in the last decade. They truly love professional wrestling in every way imaginable and fans can see that. They went through war at ROH Final Battle, where Harwood suffered the most physically. In fact, Harwood is still physically in shambles after the brutal bout.

At ROH Final Battle, FTR put their ROH World Tag Team Championships on the line against The Briscoes, in the third match of their trilogy. It was truly a blood war from bell to bell, as fans were at the edge of their seats throughout the match.

In the end, The Briscoes won the match after Dax Harwood passed out. Harwood then showed off his nasty bruises after the match. While speaking on the Gentleman Villain podcast, Dax Harwood talked about his physical state after the match. Harwood revealed that he is physically in shambles even now.

“Well the match, the outcome… I talked to Cash about this and I always wondered why Bret Hart said the match with Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13 was his greatest match ever. I love the match, I think it’s incredible. But I always thought, and he’s had matches that were technically better than that one, but as soon as that bell rung when we were finished, I knew right then why he thought that was his greatest match ever, as I feel about the Dog Collar match. I think the Dog Collar match, and I’m not a gimmick wrestler, I’m not a Blood & Guts kind of wrestler. I’m a lock up, gritty wrestler that tries to use wrestling holds or wrestling moves to tell the stories. But after that bell rung, after that last bell, I knew that was the greatest masterpiece I’ve ever structured and put together. It was a very emotional time for me walking to the back with those guys. It’s very cliche for me to say but it was indescribable.


Physically, I feel like sh*t. I was telling you before we started recording that I still have a huge bruise on my ass, my lower back is in shambles. That’s the thing that I don’t understand about some of the wrestling today, is that they take these bumps and they get these bruises in these matches and then they get right back up. We’re kinda telling people that once you’ve fought for the last thirty, forty, twenty, however old you are years, it’s true that it’s fake, but it’s not fake when I’m flying home in discomfort. It’s not fake when I do get home and I can’t play with my eight year old daughter because I feel so physically bad. That’s one of the things that I wanted to express here is that wrestling is an art form and in my opinion, it’s the most beautiful art form, but man it does take a toll on your body.”

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler lost to The Gunns during this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for FTR, now that they are on a losing streak as of late.

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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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