Popular AEW Star Discusses How FTR Vs. The Acclaimed Match Came Together

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Popular AEW Star Discusses How FTR Vs. The Acclaimed Match Came Together AEW

A popular AEW star has discussed the details behind the recent FTR vs. The Acclaimed Dynamite match.

On the December 7 edition of AEW Dynamite, The Acclaimed defeated FTR to retain the AEW World Tag Team Titles in the main event.

This loss set in motion for Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler going on a lengthy losing streak that has seen them lose the ROH, AAA and IWGP Tag Team Championships over the past month.

After Dax recently revealed that he really thought a match with The Young Bucks for all the gold at All Out should have happened, he has given details on FTR’s big AEW World Tag Team Title bout.

Speaking on his FTR podcast with Matt Koon, Harwood discussed how the match with The Acclaimed came together and FTR’s goal heading into the bout. He said:

“It would have been a cool moment. I hate giving away the magic, but I have to get with the times, I guess. That was Cash and I’s idea, the match with The Acclaimed.”

“We wanted to have that match with them because I felt, whenever we were at our most popular in the summer, the opportunity was missed with us.”

Revealing that he spoke to Tony Khan about the missed opportunity with The Young Bucks match, Dax said:

“I’ve expressed this to Tony (Khan) and we’ve had talks, and he has his reasons, and when he explained his reasons, they are good reasons.”

“I felt like our opportunity was missed and there was a time where we could have went over the threshold and there was an opportunity to make us, not just the top babyface tag team, but maybe the top babyface act in the company.”

“Right up there with (CM) Punk and Mox [Jon Moxley]. We should have, of course, I feel this way because we’re all egotistical in some way.”

“I felt we should have been the team to topple one of the top heels in the company. That would have set us at the top and I felt we could have helped the company in that aspect, but it never happened.”

Harwood continued on to reveal that FTR wanted this contest against The Acclaimed, saying:

“Cash and I wanted to do that for The Acclaimed. We wanted to give them an incredible wrestling match. It was two babyfaces, at the same time being polar opposites.”

“One team is full of energy and full of life and oozing charisma and rapping to the ring. The other team has this guy here [himself], a 38-year-old balding mustache [laughs].”

“I wanted to give them a great match and we wanted to make sure they were looked as the top tag team in the company.”

Explaining why the duo didn’t want to win the AEW World Tag Team Titles from Max Caster and Anthony Bowens, Harwood stated:

“At that point in time, we didn’t want the tag belts. We felt, if we did get the tag belts, one, this team that had, just like us, gotten organically over, the people loved and cared about them, they may be upset with us.”

“Two, not just because my bags were heavy, but I didn’t want to have four tag team belts walking around because I felt the people would think we’re getting pushed down their throats. I knew that if we lost in the right way, we could make them feel sorry for us and make them love us even more.”

Transcription via Fightful

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