Top Guys, out? Those could be the three words FTR tells AEW in April, depending on what they have decided to do with their future. Dax Harwood has previously confirmed that FTR’s AEW contracts expire in April but now he’s shedding even further light on their impending decision.
“Just got off the phone with Cash,” Harwood began in a tweet. “We’ve decided what we’re going to do come April. NOTHING is official yet, so legally, can’t speak on it, but in the next couple of weeks, we’ll let all of our fans know. We owe it to y’all for the opportunities we have in front of us. Love y’all.”
FTR’s 2022 runs in AEW and ROH were critically hailed, including their now-historic, year-ending Dog Collar Match against The Briscoes at Final Battle. Since that time, they have been conspicuously absent from AEW and ROH TV until resurfacing at AEW Revolution to confront The Gunns, who had just retained their AEW tag team championships over The Acclaimed. Harwood and Wheeler then appeared on the Dynamite following Revolution and made it clear they want a shot at The Gunns and their titles. When and where that could happen is still not clear.
Harwood has gone out of his way on his FTR w/ Dax podcast to praise Tony Khan and AEW, while also acknowledging backstage frustrations and the fact FTR may be leaving the promotion. He has also been outspoken about his support for CM Punk, who is currently off TV following a backstage altercation at All Out that included the AEW EVPs.
A return to WWE for FTR does not seem off the table with Paul “Triple H” Levesque currently in charge of WWE’s creative direction. FTR, formerly The Revival, were booked dominantly by Levesque in NXT where they held the tag titles twice. While they did hold tag team gold on the main roster on three occasions, their booking under Vince McMahon saw them doing embarrassing skits where they would do things like shave each others’ backs. Something that, if they were to return, would seem far less likely with Levesque holding the book.
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