FTR Granted A Few Months Off From AEW TV
FTR are set to take a leave of absence from AEW TV
There has been much speculation as to the future of FTR in AEW/ROH, with the multi-time tag champions’ contracts set to expire in April.
Now it seems the immediate futures of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have been sorted, with Harwood revealing on his FTR podcast that the team have been granted several months off of AEW/ROH TV by Tony Khan:
"I also have the blessing of Tony Khan to talk about this and make a statement about this," Harwood said after revealing he had the blessing of Wheeler to speak on their future. "Tony has been nothing but top-notch to me and Dan [Cash] since day one. There are things that we haven't agreed on, as any boss and any employee, even any friend. There are times that I felt the boat was missed on opportunities for us. There were times that I was super happy with everything we were doing, but there has come a time where we are on the tail end of our career. Right now, at this point in our career, is the most important time in our career. I mean that monetarily, creatively, and personally. It is the most important time in our career. With that being said, we have asked and been granted the next few months off of television so we can sit back, reflect, decide, let out bodies heal, and figure out what we're going to do for the next few years. Whatever we decide to do next will be the absolute last thing we do as far as wrestling.”
Harwood continued, "By April, we will have an answer. I have to take my health, my family, my creativity, and I have to take my personal life all in consideration about what we're going to do next. I know what I want to do, but whatever we do, I just want to be respected. I feel we have done something so special in 2022 and most of that is in part to the fans. We deserve to continue to build on our legacy for ourselves, but also we owe it to the fans to build on that legacy because they made us this past year. I'm not sure exactly how long we'll be away. It may be all the way until the end of our contract. Our contract is up in April.”
FTR initially signed with AEW in 2020, and have since held the AEW, ROH, AAA, and NJPW IWGP Tag Team Championships, holding the latter three at the same time in 2022.