FTR, formerly known as The Revival during their time in WWE, gained considerable success as the NXT Tag Team Champions, where they faced off against several highly skilled teams. Despite a few title reigns on WWE’s main roster, the pair became progressively discontent with their standing in the company. It seems Dax Harwood feels FTR won’t get a great schedule in WWE unlike in AEW.

After experiencing underutilization on the WWE main roster, FTR was granted their release in 2020, leading them to sign with AEW. Since their arrival in AEW, FTR has risen to the top of the tag team division, showcasing their dominance in the ring and establishing themselves as one of the premier tag teams in the world of professional wrestling. Their success in AEW has cemented their legacy in the annals of wrestling history.

Since Triple H took over as the Chief Content Officer of WWE, numerous former WWE stars have returned to the company, and there is ongoing speculation about potential future returns. His leadership has helped attract talented performers to the WWE, as the company continues to expand its reach in the world of professional wrestling.

FTR are two of those names, with Dax Harwood continually noting that he and Cash Wheeler’s AEW deals are going to expire in April. Naturally, fans wonder if they will stay in AEW or sign with WWE.


While speaking on FTR with Dax Harwood, Dax Harwood talked about their contract status in AEW. Harwood then weighed in on his options, nothing that FTR won’t get a great schedule in WWE that they get in AEW.

“For monetary gain, I would never play someone, especially someone as who I’m as close to as I am with Tony, especially someone who I was close to with Hunter [Triple H], who I owe a lot to. I would never play that for monetary gain.

Our choice, right now, is strictly on happiness. The pros of staying in AEW is the great schedule where I can come home and be with my family. The pros of WWE is they are the number one money making wrestling company in the world. They can offer us a great deal, but I don’t feel we could have the kind of schedule we would like.

Another pro for AEW is that, unless Tony changes his mind come April, we would be able to do independent bookings, great relationship with New Japan, doing Comic Cons and meeting our fans. In WWE, they’re on a creative high right now and I think they could keep that creative high up. They are the number one wrestling promotion, one of the top entertainment acts in the world, and have a proven track record.

Strictly comes down to happiness. I don’t want to say that report is right or wrong because it doesn’t matter. Half the people are going to on Twitter and say I’m lying or trying to work.”

Dax Harwood also recently claimed that FTR’s contract status has not changed despite their return at AEW Revolution. FTR will be in San Francisco for the March 8 episode of AEW Dynamite. We’ll have to wait and see what will become of FTR in the end.

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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