Back in August, AEW celebrated Tag Team Appreciation Night. FTR, The Young Bucks, The Rock 'n' Roll Express, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard all met in the centre of the ring and Ricky Morton said Nick and Matt Jackson were the top tag team in the world. The segment descended into chaos soon after and FTR turned heel after they attacked Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson from behind and delivered a hellacious Spike Piledriver to Morton.
During a recent interview with WrestleTalk, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood admitted they have begged Tony Khan to book FTR vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express but the AEW President feels apprehensive about the match.
Harwood said: "We've begged Tony [Khan]. Both of us have begged him multiple times to please book this match, please book this match. He's apprehensive and he has his reasons to be apprehensive. There could be backlash from the internet saying these guys are, because of COVID, maybe they're more susceptible to the virus. There is backlash and there is reasons why he isn't doing it yet. I understand that but man, FTR vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll is great on the marquee, but also the way that myself and Cash, and I've talked about it all the time, but the way that we wanna make people feel, that match would help us make people feel a certain way.
"For whatever reason, and maybe it's because he's one of the greatest of all time, but people feel a certain way about Ricky Morton, and same thing with Cash and I, they have a certain way they feel about us, whether good or bad. That would help us evoke so much emotion… because if we got the chance to beat on Ricky Morton that would help our stock rise. You know, just the Spike Piledriver rose our stock so much more than a year of having great matches, and that would just help us so much if we can ever get that done."
Wheeler added: "You look at wrestling now, and like I said, there is some really good stuff out there, but there's very few things that evoke emotion like we feel we could with Rock 'n' Roll. You look at what Roman [Reigns] and Jey [Uso] have been doing, and Jimmy too, man it's magic and they don't do a lot, they just evoke your emotions. With the talent that Rock 'n' Roll have and the connection they have with the crowd, they're one of those teams, one of the very few teams left that we feel we could go out there and have the fans emotionally invested from start to finish and believing in every single thing that we did. Before it's all said and done, somehow we're going to get FTR vs. RnR."