Dax Harwood: Intrigue is the whole reason why FTR is putting our AEW careers on the line against The Gunns

Originally published at Dax Harwood: Intrigue is the whole reason why FTR is putting our AEW careers on the line against The Gunns

Harwood chats the upcoming match with The Gunns. 

This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) were able to convince The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn) to put their AEW World Tag Team Championships on the line. 

In order to get the match, Harwood stated that if him and Wheeler lose, they’ll leave AEW. Harwood explained why that decision was made as he was speaking to TMZ Sports’ Dean Muhtadi (Mojo Rawley).

Dax added that the decision was made to build intrigue in addition to the public already being informed by Harwood that FTR’s AEW deals are up come April. Harwood did share on social media that they’ve finalized their decision about what’s next for their careers. 

So, intrigue is the whole reason that I mentioned this match (against The Gunns in which FTR’s AEW careers are on the line) because wrestling is built around intrigue and it’s built around new and spontaneity. That’s what wrestling is built around, emotion and how you feel. You see guys, all these big, sweaty guys in trunks and they’re rolling around or they’re doing flips and stuff like that and all that is impressive but what wrestling is really built around is emotion and how someone can feel and how we can make them feel for us and it’s no secret that my real life, me and Cash’s real life, our contracts coming up in mid-April. We left the WWE in the beginning of April in 2020 and immediately got signed up with AEW so, it’s not a secret that our three-year deals are up in April and and a lot of people have been talking about where we’re gonna go and what we’re gonna do. Cash (Wheeler) and I have been talking about what we’re gonna do and there’s a lot of things that we have to think about for our future like, I’m 38-years-old now, my family, my time with my daughter who in WWE, you know, we were always on the go dude. Never time to rest for a second so I missed so much of her life so that’s something I have to put into perspective too when I’m thinking about my future and so with that and the people understanding where we could end up potentially, all the different places we could end up, that brings a certain unique intrigue to the match and the match, it’s gonna be a hard-hitting match just like all of our other matches and I have a feeling it’s gonna be a great match as well. But the intrigue is what’s gonna make people tune in so that’s kind of why I set the stipulation.

A date for the championship match has yet to be confirmed. 

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He ruined this by pushing it too far - the constant comments and talking about HHH etc.

Obviously they are resigned with AEW. Tony wouldn’t let them go this far (think of Regal by contrast). So by pushing it too far they basically spoiled their hand.

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I think they should actually lose the match and make people actually think they are leaving and then they can come back with Punk at a later date. If by some chance Punk does return, it makes sense for FTR to be with him and a returning heel FTR makes more sense than a heel turn on the show.

Awesome idea. They could be called the Moaning Minnie’s