FTR was known as The Revival in WWE, and they had a good amount of success in NXT as the NXT Tag Team Champions, where they faced several teams like DIY and others. After a stint on RAW and SmackDown, and a few WWE main roster title runs, it was clear that the two just didn’t feel like they belonged in the company anymore. There were claims that WWE has a lot of political maneuvering. Now it seems Dax Harwood decided to dismiss those claims.

FTR were severely underutilized towards the tail end of their run in WWE. In fact, there were even plans to have them wear bizarre outfits, which would have ruined their credibility by making them out to be jokes. All this led to FTR requesting their release from WWE.

While speaking on the first episode of FTR with Dax Harwood, Dax Harwood talked about his time in WWE and AEW. He was asked if there’s less communication because AEW flies its talent in weekly, versus traveling together for days at a time. Harwood also then made it clear there is no political maneuvering in WWE.

 “I don’t think there’s less communication in comparison to WWE. I think there had been times where wrestlers have leaked that to the dirt sheets for whatever reason, but they’ve never experienced wrestling outside of independents; I have. In WWE, at the time that I was there — it could’ve changed now — there was no communication at all. Even up til the start time of the show, communication was very hit or miss.


So, I don’t think there’s a lack of communication there. As far as politics go, the political game in WWE was not bad at all. The boys got along great. I think the girls got along great as well. There was no real political maneuvering there in WWE. I think the problems were between the office and the boys. That’s where the problems were.

In AEW, I don’t think there’s a lot of politics there either, to be honest. The boys have a male locker room and the people who share that locker room, share a bond and share a kinship and every single day — and I think you could ask anybody — every single day, myself or myself and Cash bring a bottle of tequila, and we have drinks with the guys, just to make that camaraderie even stronger. To make the kinship even stronger. So, I don’t think there’s any political games as far as that goes.”

Dax Harwood also denied that FTR complained lot in WWE. With FTR losing the ROH Tag Team Title belts and likely to lose the AAA tag team belts soon, fans wonder whether this means they are WWE bound when their AEW contracts expire next year. Should that happen, fans might be happy to see them finally succeed on the WWE main roster.

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

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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