Dax Harwood has accused a fellow AEW star for running to “the dirt sheets.”
On the first edition of the FTR With Dax podcast last December, Dax Harwood spoke about the situation between AEW and CM Punk following the incidents surrounding All Out 2022.
The former AEW World Tag Team Champion stated that he hoped Punk would return to the company and work with The Elite again after their backstage fight at the pay-per-view.
Following the premiere of the episode, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez reported that there was some unhappiness in the locker room about some of Dax’s comments.
Speaking on the latest episode of FTR, Harwood addressed those claims and explained that one star was responsible for “running to the dirt sheets” with the story. He stated:
“Whenever we started the podcast and Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez were saying, ‘Oh, everybody is p**sed off at Dax, everybody is so mad at Dax.’”
“Do you know why they said that? Because I know for 100% fact, who told them. And I know why they said that. Because one individual, and I’m sure there were people upset. I’m not saying that.”
“I’m saying one individual. And I know this, because the locker room told me, one individual went into the locker room and openly said, ‘I can’t believe he’s talking about that. I can’t believe he’s saying that, I can’t believe he’s doing it.’”
“That same individual went to the dirt sheets, and I know it for a fact, which of the dirt sheets, and said, ‘I can’t believe he’s saying that, everybody is upset with him’ because they want that narrative out there. Right.”
Asking fans to make their own assumptions on who this one AEW star is rather than listening to secondhand reports, Dax said:
“I guarantee that the person that I’m talking about is not the person or people you guys think that I’m talking about. But what I’m saying is, is make your own assumption.”
“Come meet us at a convention or whatever and make your own assumption. Don’t do it through a dirt sheet or whatever perceptions you want to get from a journalist, because I’m telling you right now that my “complaining” is coming from a place of passion because I want FTR to be the best they possibly be.”
“But above FTR, I want professional wrestling to be the best it possibly can be. And now I get off my soapbox from that hope. I hope the fans either listen to it and appreciate what I said or just f**king fast-forward through this.”
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler of FTR made their AEW return at the Revolution pay-per-view on March 5 after over two months off television.
The duo challenged The Gunns to an AEW World Tag Team Championships match on the March 22 edition of AEW Dynamite with the added stipulation that if FTR loses, they will leave All Elite Wrestling.
Meanwhile, FTR’s friend CM Punk has found himself back in the headlines after a scathing, now-deleted Instagram post blasting AEW, Tony Khan, Chris Jericho and others.
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