Dax Harwood Says FTR Has Been Granted A Few Months Off Of Television

FTR will be taking time off.

After entering December 2022 with three sets of tag team titles, FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) have no gold around their waist less than two weeks into 2023.

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FTR lost the ROH Tag Team Championships to The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) at ROH Final Battle, lost the AAA Tag Team Champions to Dralistco & Dragon Lee at AAA Noche De Campeones, and lost the IWGP Tag Team Championships to Bishamon (Hiroki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17.

With no more gold, and the Gunn Club (Austin & Colten Gunn) declaring that FTR won’t be back at AEW, Dax addressed the future of the team on his FTR podcast with Matt Koon.

"I also have the blessing of Tony Khan to talk about this and make a statement about this," Dax said after saying he had the blessing of Cash to speak on the topic. "Tony has been nothing but top-notch to me and Dan [Cash] since day one. There are things that we haven't agreed on, as any boss and any employee, even any friend. There are times that I felt the boat was missed on opportunities for us. There were times that I was super happy with everything we were doing, but there has come a time where we are on the tail end of our career. Right now, at this point in our career, is the most important time in our career. I mean that monetarily, creatively, and personally. It is the most important time in our career. With that being said, we have asked and been granted the next few months off of television so we can sit back, reflect, decide, let out bodies heal, and figure out what we're going to do for the next few years. Whatever we decide to do next will be the absolute last thing we do as far as wrestling."

He continued, "By April, we will have an answer. I have to take my health, my family, my creativity, and I have to take my personal life all in consideration about what we're going to do next. I know what I want to do, but whatever we do, I just want to be respected. I feel we have done something so special in 2022 and most of that is in part to the fans. We deserve to continue to build on our legacy for ourselves, but also we owe it to the fans to build on that legacy because they made us this past year. I'm not sure exactly how long we'll be away. It may be all the way until the end of our contract. Our contract is up in April."

Fightful will provide more details on FTR's status with AEW when more is known.

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