Dax Harwood Confirms FTR Re-Signing With AEW, Provides More Insight Into Decision

On the April 5 episode of AEW Dynamite, FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) put their AEW careers on the line for a chance to win the AEW Tag Team Titles against The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn).

Dax Harwood previously explained that their contracts had expired in April, and in January, said they would be taking a break until they made a decision.

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FTR was victorious in the bout, winning the AEW Tag Team Titles and extending their AEW run.

"As I've said a million times. Never did I want a bidding war between WWE and AEW or to play one side against the other," Harwood said on his FTR podcast with Matt Koon. "I appreciate everyone that reached out to me, through other, no pun intended, endeavors or avenues and were interested in having us back, wanted to have us back, said they made a mistake in letting us go. For me, Cash, Maria (his wife), Finley (his daughter), the best course of action for us was to stick around in AEW."

Harwood again noted that travel and legacy were something that AEW gave them that WWE couldn't afford to the same level.

"Yes. We have re-signed with AEW," Harwood confirmed. "If you think...Vince has officially been back in charge since right before WrestleMania? If you think that we put pen to paper as soon as that happened and Tony (Khan) made all the adjustments as soon as that happened. I don't know if you understand how business or contracts work. If you think we went into the building Wednesday night with no contract signed and said, 'we're not going to sign unless you give us these belts.' You're so short-sighted. I said on the podcast months ago, we knew what we wanted to do and everything was getting fine tuned. We knew way before Vince came back in charge what was going to happen. Yes, we have re-signed with AEW."

Dax continued, "I felt that, working for Vince, I was just a number. Vince has taught his minions underneath him into thinking everyone is replaceable and everyone is just an object and he places these objects where he wants to. We're not. Maybe in wrestling we are objects, but wrestling should be just a percentage, a small percentage, of what your life is. For better or worse, that's how Vince runs his business. I was just a number, just an object to Vince. To Tony, I am a human being. He cares about me, my feelings, my family. Working for someone like that, obviously, is going to make our decision much easier when comparing and contrasting to a person who just has us as a number."

April 10 marked the three-year anniversary of when FTR was granted their release from WWE.

You can find their comments on the anniversary by clicking here.

The full episode of the FTR podcast releases on Wednesday, April 12.

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