FTR has come to AEW to prove they are the best tag team in the world. A win against the Young Bucks would be a major step in that direction. However, FTR’s journey may not end with AEW. Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood have desires to win gold around the world.
The duo sat down for an interview with Kenny McIntosh on Inside The Ropes.
FTR was pleased with the money earned in WWE, but they decided to leave so they could build a legacy to be proud of. For that reason, they have yet to sign long-term with AEW. FTR wants to bolster their worldwide claim of being the best. When FTR was asked about future matches they have their eye on, they mentioned several dream bouts for fans to drool over.
Cash Wheeler: First, we got to smack the piss out of Kenny Omega for pouring out our beer. First and foremost, we’ve said we’re the best tag team on the planet for a long time. We’ve proved it time and time again, but, right now, our sights obviously are going to be set on tag team gold. When you’re the champions, you get the pay raise. You get all the perks that come with it. We want to be AEW Tag Team Champions. We want to just run through the entire division and have anybody that wants to step up to us. Because that’s what we do. We prove it in the ring. We can prove it wherever you want, but when it comes down to it, we want to get in that ring, lace up our boots, and do what we do.
Dax Harwood: The advantage that we have as far as not being officially signed yet is we can look broader than AEW. Obviously, the match everyone is waiting for is the Young Bucks. We’re waiting for that too. After we beat Kenny Omega and Adam Page and become AEW Tag Team Champions, the next step is to beat the Young Bucks and put on the match that everyone’s been waiting for and then officially we can be called the greatest tag team in the world.
On top of all that, there are guys we’re excited to face and to test out skills against. And that’s like The North (in Impact). Those guys are an incredible tag team. We looked forward to working with those guys.
Obviously, for a few years, we’ve gotten tagged a lot about FTR and the Briscoes (in ROH). Those guys are from Sandy Fork, and that’s okay. We’re from North Carolina. I guarantee you, I promise you with all ten of my fingers and all ten of Dash’s finger, we can beat the hell out of them easy. I would love to test my skill and grit against them.
Across the pond over in New Japan, Juice Robinson and Dave Finley. That’s a team we are looking forward to working with. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa (Guerrillas of Destiny).
Ultimately, we want to stack up tag team gold. so before everything’s all said and done, people can say, “You know what? Tully and Arn were one of the greatest, Midnight Express were one of the greatest, but FTR is the best we’ve ever seen.”
Wheeler: I want to be world-beaters. I want to have a picture like Ultimo Dragon where he is draped in championships. We want every tag team title imaginable. That’s the goal.
Damn. I think I just became a fan of FTR. I enjoy watching them, but I never had a reason to root for their success. Chasing greatness is something I can support. Of course, everyone says they want to be champs in their own wrestling promotion, but actually envisioning a plan to tour around the world and collecting gold is very cool. Plus, Kenny Omega does deserve a slap for pouring out beer. Combine those two things, and I’m now hoping FTR can get it done like Ultimo Dragon.
First things first though. FTR needs to do work in AEW. And as long as they are employed with that promotion, there will be questions about a new Four Horsemen faction. FTR is interested in the idea and even name-dropped potential partners. Harwood thinks MJF, Wardlow, Adam Page, and Shawn Spears are worthy choices.
FTR will get their chance to make a statement toward their goal as the greatest when they wrestle the Lucha Bros at Fight for the Fallen on Wednesday night (July 15). If FTR never works in Mexico, then a win over the current AAA World Tag Team Champions would be huge bragging rights.
Do you like the idea of FTR become gold collectors or would you rather see then remain with AEW long-term? Which tag team opponents would you love to see around the world for FTR?