FTR were known as The Revival during their time in WWE, where they 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, they were very unhappy with their booking in the company. That being said, it seems Dax Harwood believes Triple H understood FTR’s potential in NXT.

The wrestling world is abuzz with speculation about the future of FTR, one of the most dominant tag teams in professional wrestling today. After being underutilized on the WWE main roster, FTR was granted their release in 2020, which led them to sign with AEW. Since then, FTR has become one of the top tag teams in AEW, with a reputation for their technical wrestling skills, innovative teamwork, and fierce determination in the ring.

Their success in AEW has not gone unnoticed, and there is ongoing speculation about a potential return to WWE. With Triple H taking over as the Chief Content Officer of WWE, the company has been attracting top-tier talent back to their ranks, leading fans to wonder whether FTR will decide to stay with AEW or sign with WWE.

Dax Harwood has been vocal about the fact that his and Cash Wheeler’s AEW contracts are set to expire in April, adding fuel to the rumors that they may be considering a return to WWE. However, it remains to be seen what the future holds for FTR, and fans will have to wait and see what decision the tag team makes.


While speaking on his FTR with Dax podcast, Harwood recalled his time in NXT. Dax Harwood stated that he believes Triple H understood FTR’s potential in NXT.

“He’s someone who changed the trajectory of my career, Cash’s career, and he did it by being a boss first, being a mentor second, and I learned, you know, I’ve said it before, we were never Hunter guys and’ll hold to that until the day we retire.

I do believe that we were one of his favorites, skill wise, talent wise, I think we were, but we weren’t one of the guys I think he wanted to build the company around or the brand around.

I think he understood what we offered. I think he understood how, this is egotistical, but how good we were in the ring, the stories we get to tell, and I think he knew that we could be a piece to the puzzle, but I don’t think he wanted us to be the whole puzzle.

He loved (Johnny) Gargano and he loved (Tommaso) Ciampa. He loves those guys. He loved Fergal (Finn Balor) and those were his guys. So when I say we weren’t his guys, it’s not that he wasn’t a fan of ours, or we weren’t any of his favorite in-ring guys, it’s just we weren’t the guys that I think he wanted to build the company around.

Like I said, we were out for a couple of weeks. Both of us got injured. I had surgery and Ciampa was just a little banged up. Hunter would call or text him and ask, ‘How are things going?’

I had surgery and I’m sitting at home and I’m trying to rush back because we got to come back to drop the belts to Gargano and Ciampa, and I heard nothing.”

Dax Harwood also recently claimed that FTR’s contract status has not changed despite their return at AEW Revolution. We will have to wait and see what FTR will do in the end regarding their pro wrestling future.

What’s your take on what Dax Harwood said? Do you want to see FTR back in WWE? Sound off in the comments!

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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