FTR Plans To Retire At The End Of New Four-Year AEW Contract

Top Guys, in, at least for the next four years, and then, perhaps, out, for good. Following their AEW Tag Team Championship win over The Gunns, Dax Harwood confirmed on his podcast that FTR had re-signed with AEW, although he gave no specific details. The revelations came on the heels of speculation they could be heading for the doors at the end of their contract, possibly returning to WWE, or heading to NJPW.

Based on various fan reports coming out of last night’s AEW Dynamite on social media, Harwood and his partner, Cash Wheeler, confirmed in a post-show promo that they had signed a new, four-year contract with AEW, and, presumably, ROH, where they are also former world tag team champions. They also added that at the end of this contract, they would be retiring for good. Which, considering how previous pro wrestling retirements have played out, could just be wishful thinking.

Harwood has generated a lot of attention in recent weeks talking openly about his friendship with CM Punk and how they speak often. On his podcast, FTR with Dax Harwood, he has openly advocated for a CMFTR vs The Elite six-man showdown at Wembley Stadium later this year. Based on current reporting about The Elite’s feelings towards Punk at the moment, that match seems highly unlikely.

Unlike Punk, Jeff Hardy did make his return to AEW TV last night on Dynamite, helping his brother, Matt, even the odds, alongside Hook, against The Firm. Up next for the brothers seems to be a match against The Firm, with Matt’s contractual freedom from the group on the line. Once that business is settled, an FTR vs The Hardy Boyz match seems like money on the table for the still-young pro wrestling promotion.

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