FTR Hopeful About ROH's Future
FTR won the ROH World Tag Titles at Supercard of Honor 2022
FTR are widely regarded as the best tag team in wrestling today, with the AEW stand-outs having a banner 2022.
As part of this phenomenal run the ‘Top Guys’ lifted the ROH World Tag Team Championships after a classic with The Briscoes at Supercard of Honor on April 1, and during an interview with the Dallas News, FTR are hopeful about the future of Ring of Honor:
“Personally, I would just like to see it continue to be what it’s always been,” Cash Wheeler explained. “It’s been a place that’s provided some of the best wrestlers we’ve ever had come through our generation to start there. It was a proving ground, it was a learning ground. It was a place where I, personally, as a young teenage guy aspiring to be a wrestler – that was kind of high on my list as far as what I wanted to accomplish. At that point, making Ring of Honor meant you could really, really work.
“That meant, at the time, you were some of the best. You didn’t get there just by being OK. So, I think it was a place where people strived to be because they knew it was something to be proud of, and also the only place you were going to be able to learn and go on to do the things that guys like CM Punk, and [Samoa] Joe, and [Bryan] Danielson, and [Seth] Rollins have done.
“There are so many guys that started in Ring of Honor and got their big first taste of mainstream wrestling, and that helped ready them, I think, for stuff like AEW, stuff like WWE, stuff like WrestleMania, stuff like TakeOver, All-In, Double or Nothing. That’s kind of what it was, it was a place to prepare you for a long, successful career. And I think, hopefully, that’s still the case.”
ROH was recently bought by AEW Owner Tony Khan, with rumours that ROH could become a developmental territory to AEW. However, Dax Harwood believes it’ll act more like a ‘territory’ promotion:
“I think now it’s going to be less of a developmental system, as some people have alluded to,” Harwood said. “I think it’s going to be more of what it was in its heyday. I think Ring of Honor fans and professional wrestling fans are lucky that someone like Tony Khan bought the rights to Ring of Honor because he’s just as big - maybe more - of a wrestling fan than everyone else out there watching. And he wants Ring of Honor to be successful. He wants to continue to be the proving ground of professional wrestling, and to have the greatest professional wrestlers come through that area.”