AEW Dynamite: FTR Make Game-Changing Announcement On Their Future

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler's AEW intentions have never been clearer after Dynamite.

FTR promo

One of the most public contractual sagas in professional wrestling took a big twist last night, as FTR announced they will leave AEW forever if they are unable to dethrone The Gunns as World Tag Team Champions.

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler stated as much during Dynamite. Austin and Colten Gunn were in the ring, having successfully defended their titles against Top Flight. FTR hit the ring. They wanted to talk business with The Gunns, whom they have been feuding with for months, though the Tag Team Champions asserted there was nothing Dax and Cash could say to make them consent to another title fight.


FTR initially suggested that in the event of a defeat, they would never be allowed to challenge for the gold again. When this was rejected, Wheeler stated that if FTR lost to The Gunns, they would split up. Finally, in the gambit that changed Austin and Colten's minds, Harwood stated that if they are defeated again, FTR will leave AEW altogether.

Harwood and Wheeler's contracts with the Tony Khan-helmed promotion are set to expire in April. Dax has indicated that the duo has finally made a decision on their futures, though there is no word on what this may be. A WWE return has been heavily speculated - as has re-signing with AEW.


FTR were defeated by The Gunns on Dynamite's 21 December 2022 episode. This kickstarted a near-three-month absence for the duo, who returned to brawl with Austin and Colten at Revolution 2023.

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