Dax Harwood Talks Edge & Beth Phoenix Doing A Shatter Machine, Getting To Use The Name In AEW

Dax Harwood discusses the Shatter Machine.

At the Elimination Chamber premium live event in February 2023, Edge and Beth Phoenix paid tribute to FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) by using their signature Shatter Machine move on Finn Balor. Edge and Phoenix are noted friends & neighbors of both Harwood and Wheeler.

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Weeks later, Harwood and Wheeler returned to AEW at the Revolution pay-per-view and hit the move on Austin Gunn. Notably, commentary called the move by the Shatter Machine name. Before this, the duo's signature move was either called by the Goodnight Express name or the Big Rig name.

In a new interview with Fightful, Harwood talked about how seeing Edge and Phoenix do the move made him emotional and inspired him to find a way to use the name in AEW.

"How it came about was, obviously, Edge and Beth, they hit the move on WWE TV. Hearing Michael Cole say Shatter Machine—you can ask my wife, she took a video—it made me so emotional, dude, because we came up with the move, we came up with the name, and now ten years after we’ve come up with all that stuff, they’re still using that name, that move in a company we’re not even associated with at the time. It struck a chord with me and I was like, ‘That’s what it’s called. It’s the Shatter Machine and that’s what we’re going to use.’ So signing over the rights, I don’t know if I can legally talk about all that stuff about what names were used and what wasn’t. I’ll just say that we got permission to use that name."

Elsewhere in the interview, Harwood discussed the FTR Bald and FTR Hair nicknames. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

Fans can check out weekly episodes of FTR With Dax Harwood on any podcast platform of your choosing.

Dax Harwood will be holding a live FTR podcast show on Thursday, March 30 in Los Angeles, California. Cash Wheeler, Powerhouse Hobbs, & Shawn Spears are all set to attend the event. Fans can find tickets for the event by clicking here.

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