FTR, known as The Revival in WWE, achieved great success as the NXT Tag Team Champions, facing off against several formidable teams. Despite a few title runs on the WWE main roster, the duo became increasingly dissatisfied with their position in the company. In fact, it seems FTR wanted the Usos to leave WWE with them back in 2019.

Following a history of being underutilized on the WWE main roster, FTR was granted their release in 2020 and subsequently signed with AEW. Since joining AEW, FTR has become one of the top tag teams in the world, proving their dominance in the ring and cementing their place in the annals of professional wrestling.

Alongside FTR and the Young Bucks, the Usos are another team considered by many to be among the best in the world. Therefore, FTR wanted the Usos to leave WWE with them back in 2019.

During a recent episode of the FTR with Dax Harwood podcast, Dax opened up about the Usos and how their WWE contracts happened to expire around the same time as FTR’s. He expressed his hope that they would leave the company and join him and Cash in their next venture.


“Yeah, I remember when they re-signed, and we were pretty open about the contract statuses and stuff of each team. At that time, we knew what we were going to do, we weren’t going to sign the contract they had offered us a really good amount of money there, and we were turning it down. They would eventually offer us even more, and that’s the one where I had to start thinking, but we kind of had an idea at that point of what we were going to do.

And it was exciting to us before they signed, thinking that maybe they would follow us to what became AEW or whatever. Because if we went to AEW, and AEW had The Young Bucks, had The Usos, and had us, that would have been the three top tag teams in the world being able to finally work together and being able to finally, without any kind of training wheels on we’d be able to go full bore, and it was an exciting time for me.

But they did what’s best for them and their families. And they do owe WWE and Vince [McMahon] at the time they owed them a lot for giving them a chance, and they have absolutely made the most of all the chances they’ve been given.”

Harwood also hinted at WWE return recently. It remains to be seen how long it will take for FTR to make a comeback in the professional wrestling world.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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