FTR: Trying To Replicate The Four Horsemen Is A Step Backward

Since arriving in AEW and being paired with Tully Blanchard, fans have been clamoring for a Four Horsemen revival. 

While things have been teased with FTR and a potential Horsemen stable, nothing has come to fruition. If it were up to FTR, they would not look towards the past to build to the future. 

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"The idea is very flattering, to be mentioned in the same breath as the Four Horsemen and any sort of revival. Probably one of the best compliments we'll ever get, but I don't think there is ever going to be a way to copy that. What they had, everything they did, was organic and magic. That's why it worked so well. It wasn't forced or brought up in a creative room by a bunch of guys who had no wrestling experience. It was four guys, plus JJ [Dillon] who all had something special separate, and it worked well together. Tully has given us the details on how it started. Seeing how little the plan was going in, and what it became, is unreal. I don't think we'll be ever to truly copy that and do it justice, but it is very flattering," said Cash Wheeler on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated podcast

Dax Harwood added, "As a team and unit, for what we want to accomplish, it would be a huge disservice to us both. People have asked Flair, Arn, and Tully and they've given us their blessing. If we were better wrestlers or talkers, it doesn't matter because that was a once in a lifetime group that can never be replicated. To try and replicate it, you're going backward. That's one thing we don't want to do. That's why we left our former employer because we don't want to go backward, we want to go forward. However, the blueprint of the Four Horsemen, is absolutely and goal and theme that we run with. There are a ton of talent that could be intriguing and we could turn AEW's corner and make them, maybe the top wrestling company in the world, by having a group of individuals who work as one unit with the common goal of being the best in the world. That blueprint could change professional wrestling."

FTR is set to compete on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite against the Varsity Blondes (Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr). 

Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday. 

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