FTR Calls Out ‘One Company’ For Putting Tag Team Wrestling On The Backburner

11 months ago by SP3

FTR Calls Out ‘One Company’ For Putting Tag Team Wrestling On The Backburner AEW

ROH World and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions FTR have called out “one company” for putting tag team wrestling on the backburner.

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler currently hold three different sets of tag team titles and have been an exceptional year so far.

Speaking with Culture State, FTR were asked about being modern-era proponents of having partners in the squared circle.

Harwood said:

“For so long, tag team wrestling has been on the back burner, because one company, for the last 20 or 30 years or whatever it is … always focused on singles wrestling. So the tag team guys would attempt to outshine their partners because they were just focused on themselves. That’s selfish, but sometimes you gotta be selfish in this business. For us, we wanted to completely change that.”

Dax Harwood continued on to discuss his time teaming with Cash Wheeler and how they have elevated tag team wrestling, saying:

“Look, there’s no jealously, there’s no selfish ambition, there’s no trying to outdo each other and again, humbly speaking, I feel like this is our second revitalization of tag team wrestling. First one came in 2015 and 2016 where we took tag team wrestling and put it back in the forefront, but also made tag team wrestling what it is and what it should be with storytelling and overcoming the odds.”

Harwood further discussed the stellar year their tag team has had in 2022 so far, saying:

“And now in 2022, we’re able to do the same thing, but on the different side of the coin. We get to be fan favorites, which is really cool. Holding the three championships we have now and calling ourselves ‘Seven Star FTR’ because all the other championships in the past, I think it’s revitalized tag team wrestling and allowed people to understand that tag team wrestling can be the main event. Tag team should be the greatest form of entertainment in professional wrestling.”

FTR defeated The United Empire’s Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan as well as Roppongi Vice to retain the ROH World Tag Team Titles and win the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.

For the full results from the Forbidden Door event, click here.

Keep track of FTR’s win-loss record in 2022 (for televised matches) at this link.

Quotes via Wrestling Inc.

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