Before FTR joined All Elite Wrestling and became AEW Tag Team Champions, they were nearly turned into a comedy act during their final months in WWE.
In April it was revealed that WWE pitched Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler being a comedy duo, including decking them out in gear that looked like a cross between Flavor Flav, circus performers, and Ninja Turtles. The act never made television, though FTR claim they were willing to don the gear, knowing they were going to leave WWE the moment their contracts expired.
This was Vince McMahon’s plan to repackage The Revival as a comedy team. New music. New gear. Smfh pic.twitter.com/BHPeg2IewZ— Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net (@Casshooole) April 18, 2020
The gimmick was brought up again on social media thanks to The Young Bucks, who reminded everyone that of a tweet sent prognosticating that the Bucks would one day wrestle FTR, leading to the following exchange.
Thank God we spent thousands of dollars to get out of our contracts to come to your show just to make this happen....because you were always too afraid to come to us. https://t.co/4XiDveEYXZ— Dax FTR (@DaxHarwood) September 22, 2020
WWE reportedly hit FTR with a cease and desist over the duo using the gear for merchandising purposes back in May.
The Young Bucks and FTR seem on a collision course in AEW, but no match between the two teams has been made official.