FTR Says They Expected To Face Young Bucks At AEW All Out, Thought That Was The Direction To Go

FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) are the reigning IWGP, ROH, and AAA Tag Team Champions and are heralded as one of the greatest tag teams of all time.

For years they have been clashing with the Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) on social media and in the ring, creating a personal and professional rivalry that has led to two highly regarded matches. When the Young Bucks were AEW Tag Team Champions from June 15 to July 13, many fans thought things were setting up for a showdown between FTR and the Bucks in a "winner take all" bout at AEW All Out.

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FTR was among those who thought they could be in line with another match against The Young Bucks.

"Personally, I'm very happy with the match on Sunday that we're going to have, but I thought that was the direction to go, us vs. The Young Bucks for all the marbles," Cash told Louis Dangoor of Give Me Sport. "The way things lined up, kind of naturally, there was no plan in place. A lot of things happened that changed the title scene. our babyface turn wasn't something we thought about or planned that happened. We were riding the wave with it and figuring out as we go. The fact that it was kind of culminating at the same time and leading to what I thought would have been the perfect build to it, all these outsides forces kind of setting it up, I would have loved that and it would have been a huge money match as far as tag team wrestling goes, whatever you consider a money match for tag team wrestling these days. I understand there are a lot of injuries that happened and a lot of moving parts in the wrestling business. It's not easy getting everything to go. We weren't told far out that it wasn't happening. I wish everything could've worked out the way we envisioned, but I'm excited for how Sunday is set up and the potential for what it leads to after with Motor City."

Instead of facing The Young Bucks, FTR will team with Wardlow to take on Jay Lethal and the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) at AEW All Out.

Dax said of not having the match against the Bucks, "I think, we expected that, and we as performers, individuals, and a tag team, thought it was the right way to go. I'm saying this without any ego, I think it could have been at least built as the biggest tag team match of all time. Four world championships on the line, the two best tag teams of a generation going two on two at a big pay-per-view, it could've been built as the biggest tag match of all time. I think, our problem was, we just expected that to happen. We expected, with how hot we've gotten and how much heat those guys were getting, they were chanting 'FTR' during their promo a few weeks ago, which could have gotten us in a little trouble, who knows. We thought the course could have changed. For a couple of weeks, we thought, 'it should be that.' Then, we both started talking and thinking, and over this last year, we've allowed everything just to align itself and the universe or God to put things in place for us and it has and it's worked out well, let's just sit back and fall into place. Even though we didn't get the tag team match with the Young Bucks, regardless of what we feel about them personally, you always want to work with a team that is talented as them and a team that you know is going to produce in a money match. Allowing the pieces to fall in place, now on pay-per-view, we get to team with one of our very good friends, Wardlow, and get to work with someone as effortlessly talented as Jay Lethal and, on top of that, we get to work with guys we've looked to work with for years in the Motor City Machine Guns. Even though we didn't get what we expected or what we thought, it's a hell of a consolation prize."

The Young Bucks lost the AEW Tag Team Titles to Swerve In Our Glory (Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee) on the July 13 episode of AEW Dynamite.

The Bucks are currently without a match at AEW All Out as they are competing in the AEW Trios Championship tournament. Fans can view the current lineup for AEW All Out by clicking here.

FTR and the Bucks are 1-1 against each other in tag team competition.

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